Practical exam extensions
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I had to discontinue my CFI practical exam last Tuesday due to low ceilings. Is the extension of the 60 days to complete a practical exam part of what is being discussed with the FAA, and does anyone have any updates?  Thanks,

Jason
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AOPA Staff Answer
Hi Jason,

AOPA has asked the FAA for consideration for these types of situations. As of right now we haven't received any answer. Keep an eye out on the website front page, as that is where this information will be posted when we hear back. 
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Looks like this is extremely limited in scope:

Additionally, this relief applies to some operations conducted by pilots exercising private pilot privileges, provided the pilot has at least 500 hours of total time as a pilot of which 400 hours is as PIC and 50 of the PIC hours were accrued in the last 12 calendar months. The kinds of operations permitted are those that are:
incidental to business or employment,
in support of family medical needs or to transport essential goods for personal use,
necessary to fly an aircraft to a location in order to meet a requirement of this chapter, or
a flight to transport essential goods and/or medical supplies to support public health needs. 
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Dale Emmons:

Does anyone know what the timeline is on this? My currency expires this month and I've held off scheduling a flight review because of that announcement and because I'd rather keep social distance. Now I won't be able to fly...

Maybe someone in the FAA does, but by law, they can't discuss the regulatory process outside the rulemaking system, so nobody outside the FAA knows what the status is, exactly what's being discussed, or when it's likely to happen.  The place to watch for official announcements on this is:
https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=94991
 

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Ronald Levy:
According to AOPA, the FAA is working on an emergency SFAR to address these and other issues, but that won't happen overnight.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/april/09/is-your-currency-expiring

 

Does anyone know what the timeline is on this? My currency expires this month and I've held off scheduling a flight review because of that announcement and because I'd rather keep social distance. Now I won't be able to fly...

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1012 Posts
According to AOPA, the FAA is working on an emergency SFAR to address these and other issues, but that won't happen overnight.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/april/09/is-your-currency-expiring