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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 61.129 

(iv) 3 hours in a powered-lift with an 

authorized instructor in preparation 
for the practical test within the pre-
ceding 2 calendar months from the 
month of the test. 

(4) Ten hours of solo flight time in a 

powered-lift or 10 hours of flight time 
performing the duties of pilot in com-
mand in a powered-lift with an author-
ized instructor on board (either of 
which may be credited towards the 
flight time requirement under para-
graph (e)(2) of this section, on the areas 
of operation listed in § 61.127(b)(5) that 
includes— 

(i) One cross-country flight of not 

less than 300 nautical miles total dis-
tance with landings at a minimum of 
three points, one of which is a straight- 
line distance of at least 250 nautical 
miles from the original departure 
point. However, if this requirement is 
being met in Hawaii the longest seg-
ment need only have a straight-line 
distance of at least 150 nautical miles; 
and 

(ii) 5 hours in night VFR conditions 

with 10 takeoffs and 10 landings (with 
each landing involving a flight in the 
traffic pattern) at an airport with an 
operating control tower. 

(f)  For a glider rating. A person who 

applies for a commercial pilot certifi-
cate with a glider category rating must 
log at least— 

(1) 25 hours of flight time as a pilot in 

a glider and that flight time must in-
clude at least 100 flights in a glider as 
pilot in command, including at least— 

(i) Three hours of flight training in a 

glider with an authorized instructor or 
10 training flights in a glider with an 
authorized instructor on the areas of 
operation listed in § 61.127(b)(6) of this 
part, including at least 3 training 
flights in a glider with an authorized 
instructor in preparation for the prac-
tical test within the preceding 2 cal-
endar months from the month of the 
test; and 

(ii) 2 hours of solo flight that include 

not less than 10 solo flights in a glider 
on the areas of operation listed in 
§ 61.127(b)(6) of this part; or 

(2) 200 hours of flight time as a pilot 

in heavier-than-air aircraft and at 
least 20 flights in a glider as pilot in 
command, including at least— 

(i) Three hours of flight training in a 

glider or 10 training flights in a glider 
with an authorized instructor on the 
areas of operation listed in § 61.127(b)(6) 
of this part including at least 3 train-
ing flights in a glider with an author-
ized instructor in preparation for the 
practical test within the preceding 2 
calendar months from the month of the 
test; and 

(ii) 5 solo flights in a glider on the 

areas of operation listed in § 61.127(b)(6) 
of this part. 

(g) For an airship rating. A person who 

applies for a commercial pilot certifi-
cate with a lighter-than-air category 
and airship class rating must log at 
least 200 hours of flight time as a pilot, 
which includes at least the following 
hours: 

(1) 50 hours in airships. 
(2) Thirty hours of pilot in command 

flight time in airships or performing 
the duties of pilot in command in an 
airship with an authorized instructor 
aboard, which consists of— 

(i) 10 hours of cross-country flight 

time in airships; and 

(ii) 10 hours of night flight time in 

airships. 

(3) Forty hours of instrument time to 

include— 

(i) Instrument training using a view- 

limiting device for attitude instrument 
flying, partial panel skills, recovery 
from unusual flight attitudes, and 
intercepting and tracking navigational 
systems; and 

(ii) Twenty hours of instrument 

flight time, of which 10 hours must be 
in flight in airships. 

(4) 20 hours of flight training in air-

ships on the areas of operation listed in 
§ 61.127(b)(7) of this part, which includes 
at least— 

(i) Three hours in an airship with an 

authorized instructor in preparation 
for the practical test within the pre-
ceding 2 calendar months from the 
month of the test; 

(ii) One hour cross country flight in 

an airship in daytime conditions that 
consists of a total straight-line dis-
tance of more than 25 nautical miles 
from the point of departure; and 

(iii) One hour cross country flight in 

an airship in nighttime conditions that 

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