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Military Pilot Transitioning to GA
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Hello! 
I am an active duty military pilot and am interested in jumping back into single engine aircraft. I’ve rented a planes a few times and have met all the takeoff/landing requirements in 61.57.  I currently have a commercial single/multi engine cert, am IFR certified, and have a GV type rating. At my current unit we go through proficiency ground school/check ride every 6 months.

Does this proficiency training meet the requirements of 61.56? Based on my interpretation of 61.56(d)(1) it would seem that the military proficiency check would waive my need for the 24 month flight review. Just want to make sure I understand correctly before any solo/PIC flights.

Kim
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Yes, per 61.56(d)(1), it does substitute for a 61.56(a) flight review.  Also, your military instrument checks count as Instrument Proficiency Checks under 61.57(c)(3)(ii).

And thanks for doing the job -- BTDT myself, a long time ago.
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In addition to what Ron said, your military flight physical also counts. That is a "fairly" recent change that helps as well. You just need to keep a copy in your logbook just like you would your FAA physical.
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Jesse Winters:
In addition to what Ron said, your military flight physical also counts. That is a "fairly" recent change that helps as well. You just need to keep a copy in your logbook just like you would your FAA physical.

This is covered in 61.23(a)(9). It provides only Third Class privileges. and it's only good inside the USA. Also, the last sentence above isn't correct.  Those who need a Third Class must have it with them, not back in their logbook.  Military pilots are exempt from this requirement, and there is nothing saying a copy of their military flight physical has to be in their logbook or anywhere else other than their military records -- see 61.3(c) for details.