These Three Approaches

The instrument rating cross-country must include three different approaches. What constitutes three different approaches has been a topic of confusion.

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In “Which Three Approaches?” (September 2022 IFR) we discussed the FAA Chief Counsel’s abandonment of earlier restrictive interpretations of the dual cross-country prerequisite for the instrument rating. The flight, described in §61.65(d)(2)(ii) of the FAA regulations must include “three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.” The 2008 Glaser and the 2012 […]
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