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Sam Rutherford 27th Apr 2020 12:17

FAA flight review by EASA instructor - possible?
 
I think I'm being optimistic, but have a pilot urgently needing an FAA flight review (he's in the UK). I suspect not, but is it possible for an EASA (in this case UK) instructor to do an FAA flight review?

Does it say anywhere in the FAR that the CFI must be an FAA CFI? I've had a brief look and not seen this explicitly written anywhere - just mentions 'by a certificated flight instructor'...

As said, it's a long shot but if you you're afraid to ask the stupid questions...

Thanks, Sam.


PS in case it's relevant or helpful, he's fully up to date with his EASA flight review requirement.

Sam Rutherford 27th Apr 2020 13:16

FAR 61.56, the authori(z)ed instructor must be FAA.

Got there myself in the end!

Ebbie 2003 27th Apr 2020 14:33

Sam - you, has to be an FAA instructor.

I have a similar issue - my review flight review runs out in a couple of weeks. The FAA has said it will not prosecute for expired medicals and reviews during the crisis.

This does not help me as I am an FAA certificated pilot flying a US registered airplane outside the US (in my case out of Dominica for the past year).

My medical runs out at the end of this month and my review next month (also my annual for what its worth).

So if I go fly and get ramp checked in a country under, say, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority - they could very well impound my airplane and fine me notwithstanding what the FAA may say.

The FAA have so far avoided the rather simple means of fixing the problem of extending flight review and medical expiry dates by say six months and expiring annuals by say 50 hours from the last 50/100 hour check or annual. I believe that Canada have taken this simple approach - although maybe not for commercially operated airplanes.

The biggest issue, even of one is in the US, is one's insurance company.

VFR-Seek and Destroy 27th Apr 2020 20:51


Originally Posted by Sam Rutherford (Post 10764948)
FAR 61.56, the authori(z)ed instructor must be FAA.

Got there myself in the end!


So yes Sam, it is possible to have a FAA flight review by an EASA instructor as long as the EASA instructor also holds a current FAA flight instructor certificate.

There is no requirement for the Flight Review to be conducted in the USA.

There is a number of such instructors in the UK who do FAA Flight Reviews and also FAA IPCs.
( although they’d be unlikely to be able to help during the current UK lockdown )

VFR. ( EASA FI / FAA CFII )

sycamore 28th Apr 2020 10:03

EBBIE,I would have thought you should speak to the local CAA of the Country you intend to operate in,or to as to their rules /exemptions during this period..before you get airborne...!! with copies of the FAA exemption....local rules apply......

selfin 29th Apr 2020 02:22

Use the WINGS pilot proficiency award program instead of a flight review. The flight activities portion of the program can be accomplished with a non-FAA flight instructor and it may include Part-FCL proficiency checks. Contact your nearest FAA Safety Team Program Manager under Resources on FAASafety.gov.

md 600 driver 29th Apr 2020 15:27


Originally Posted by selfin (Post 10766680)
Use the WINGS pilot proficiency award program instead of a flight review. The flight activities portion of the program can be accomplished with a non-FAA flight instructor and it may include Part-FCL proficiency checks. Contact your nearest FAA Safety Team Program Manager under Resources on FAASafety.gov.

do you know where the nearest faa safety team manager is to the UK for me and Belgium for Sam?

md 600 driver 30th Apr 2020 12:02


Originally Posted by MichaelOLearyGenius (Post 10768235)
Nobody should be doing reviews or revalidations just now as it is non-essential travel. If there were to be an accident per se emergency crews would be diverted from their nhs work.

obviously your not in the uk but uk regulations allow you to go to work not sure about Belgium though

in your country it maybe different out of interest what country are you from ?

keep safe remember to keep your distance

selfin 30th Apr 2020 12:44

md600driver, pick any FPM you like in that case.


Genghis the Engineer 1st May 2020 11:34

In the meantime however, FAA are offering extensions for free...

https://www.faa.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa-regs/faa-sfar-offers-extensive-regulatory-relief/

https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...id-19-outbreak

There's an extension on biennials, medicals and also on the recently requirement for IRs.(plus lots of other stuff that didn't matter to me, but might to you).

G

alland2012 4th May 2020 12:32

I was faced with this issue last year, I was given a couple of contacts in the U.K. one ignored my message the other a guy a FAA cfi in Scotland offered to do my flight review if I flew up to Glasgow to do it with him. I accepted but despite further messages asking when I could go and see him they went unanswered. So in the end I arranged a weeks break and made a trip over to Florida and did my flight review there. Expensive excerise but I was getting no where here..

Booglebox 5th May 2020 10:19

There are quite a few FAA CFIs in the UK and across Europe (such as me!) but going to Florida is probably more fun, especially in the winter...

shorehamite 5th May 2020 15:14

im sure sussex flying club at shoreham know one.


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