CPL Cross Country flight of not less than 300 nautical miles total distance
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Can this requirement be met under an IFR flight plan? I don't see anything in the regulation that indicates that it should be VFR or IFR. 
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Andy Dimitriou:
The short answer is yes. However, if it is your intention to use the cross country flight you took with your instructor as part of your instrument training (61.65(d)(2)(ii)(A)), that will not be allowed.

But you can use that 61.65(d)(2)(ii) long IFR dual XC to meet the requirement for one or both of the dual XC's required for commercial by 61.129(a)(iii/iv) as long as the specifics are met (distance and time of day).

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Andy, thanks for your answer. I will be doing that flight in the near future and even on a good VFR day I prefer to file an IFR flight plan specially for long point to point flights. 
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The short answer is yes. However, if it is your intention to use the cross country flight you took with your instructor as part of your instrument training (61.65(d)(2)(ii)(A)), that will not be allowed.