FAR 61.58 Proficiency Checks:
A new update to FAA 61.58 became effective Oct 31, 2011, containing new proficiency requirements for Experimental-Exhibition jet pilots.
In order to carry any persons, pilots of multi-seat turbo-jet powered aircraft must have completed an annual proficiency check with a
Designated Examiner within the prior 12 months.
If an annual proficiency check has not been completed within the past 12 months, pilots may continue to fly their aircraft, but such flights must be solo
or carry qualified persons for training, flight checks or certification.
The regulation offers several methods to comply with the requirement for an annual proficiency check:
- A new type rating or Authorized Experimental Aircraft Endorsement
in a turbo-jet powered aircraft,
- Certain FAR Part 121 and FAR Part 135 proficiency checks can qualify
as a proficiency check under this rule,
- Any other 61.58 proficiency check in another turbo-jet aircraft.
(Citation, Lear, etc.)
- A proficiency check in any Experimental-Exhibition jet qualifies
the pilot in all other Experimental-Exhibition jet aircraft.
Contact Ed Finnegan at 847-226-0777 if you have further questions.
He is qualified to provide the Pilot Proficiency Check in the AV-L29 Delfin, the AV-L39 Albatros, the B-25 Mitchell, and the Grumman TBM Avenger.