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IFR Recency

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MileHigh created the topic: IFR Recency

Hi everyone,

Pleased to join the community. I have a question regarding IFR recency which I'm hoping someone here might be able to answer.

I currently have a CPL with MECIR and am looking into doing some IF in a synthetic trainer in order to maintain recency. My issue is that to my knowledge all of the synthetic trainers in my area are only set up as Single-Engine trainers.

As per CASR 61.870 I am authorised to pilot an aircraft under the IFR if I have conducted at least 3 instrument approach operations within the previous 90 days in an aircraft or approved flight simulation training device. In addition I need to have done at least one of each of the approaches for which I am endorsed.

My question is, does the synthetic trainer I use have to be set up as an MEA in order to maintain my MECIR, or is a trainer configured as an SEA also suitable?

Thanks in advance to anyone that can clarify this for me.
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Stuart Tait replied the topic: IFR Recency

G'day

You can use the single engine sim, as the recency is for the approach and not the aircraft category

Cheers
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MileHigh replied the topic: IFR Recency

Thank you Stuart, much appreciated.
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