Does this satisfy the flight review requirement?
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Here is yet another good question received in the PIC:

In my logbook, my flight review is due by the end of this month, which is rapidly approaching. However, early last month I received a checkout from a flight instructor in a Cessna 182 Skylane. The flight lasted 1.1 hours and all the normal maneuvers were covered. We also did 1 hour of ground school. With the one hour flight and ground completed, this should satisfy the flight review requirement. Correct?

While the time and training you received meets the minimum flight review requirements, unless the instructor specifically endorsed your logbook for the satisfactory completion of a flight review, then no, what you did does not meet the flight review requirement by itself. I am sorry to say, but your flight review is still due.

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Something I see a lot when reviewing client logbooks is failure of the CFI giving the flight review to log the required ground training along with the flight training.  If the FAA sees this, they will take the instructor to task and may tell the pilot not to act as PIC until all the required training is logged, not just the FR endorsement.  Help yourself by demanding your instructor log all ground training as well as flight training you receive, whether it's for a flight review or any other training.

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As I understand it, renewing one's Fight Instructor certificate suffices for the 1 hour of ground required for a flight review. (It ought to, since there are many more hours required for the CFI renewal.) I am a current CFI. But in ALL of my last several flight reviews, the CFI would not accept my documented CFI renewal as evidence for the 1 hour of Ground requirement. In all cases, they said they HAD to give (and I had to pay for… :-) ) the ground time no matter what.  

It is not a big deal. But it is mildly irritating. 

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Kate Proctor: 
 

As I understand it, renewing one's Fight Instructor certificate suffices for the 1 hour of ground required for a flight review.

True. See 61.56(f).

. I am a current CFI. But in ALL of my last several flight reviews, the CFI would not accept my documented CFI renewal as evidence for the 1 hour of Ground requirement. In all cases, they said they HAD to give (and I had to pay for… :-) ) the ground time no matter what.

Did you try showing them the regulation?

It is not a big deal. But it is mildly irritating. 

Might also be their own rule for revenue generation purposes.  Next time take your business elsewhere.