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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 61.93 

(ii) Have demonstrated cross-country 

proficiency on the appropriate maneu-
vers and procedures of this section to 
an authorized instructor; 

(iii) Have satisfactorily accomplished 

the pre-solo flight maneuvers and pro-
cedures required by § 61.87 of this part 
in the make and model of aircraft or 
similar make and model of aircraft for 
which solo cross-country privileges are 
sought; and 

(iv) Comply with any limitations in-

cluded in the authorized instructor’s 
endorsement that are required by para-
graph (c) of this section. 

(3) A student pilot who seeks solo 

cross-country flight privileges must 
have received ground and flight train-
ing from an authorized instructor on 
the cross-country maneuvers and pro-
cedures listed in this section that are 
appropriate to the aircraft to be flown. 


Authorization to perform certain 

solo flights and cross-country flights. 

student pilot must obtain an endorse-
ment from an authorized instructor to 
make solo flights from the airport 
where the student pilot normally re-
ceives training to another location. A 
student pilot who receives this en-
dorsement must comply with the re-
quirements of this paragraph. 

(1) Solo flights may be made to an-

other airport that is within 25 nautical 
miles from the airport where the stu-
dent pilot normally receives training, 

(i) An authorized instructor has 

given the student pilot flight training 
at the other airport, and that training 
includes flight in both directions over 
the route, entering and exiting the 
traffic pattern, and takeoffs and land-
ings at the other airport; 

(ii) The authorized instructor who 

gave the training endorses the student 
pilot’s logbook authorizing the flight; 

(iii) The student pilot has a solo 

flight endorsement in accordance with 
§ 61.87 of this part; 

(iv) The authorized instructor has de-

termined that the student pilot is pro-
ficient to make the flight; and 

(v) The purpose of the flight is to 

practice takeoffs and landings at that 
other airport. 

(2) Repeated specific solo cross-coun-

try flights may be made to another air-
port that is within 50 nautical miles of 

the airport from which the flight origi-
nated, provided— 

(i) The authorized instructor has 

given the student flight training in 
both directions over the route, includ-
ing entering and exiting the traffic pat-
terns, takeoffs, and landings at the air-
ports to be used; 

(ii) The authorized instructor who 

gave the training has endorsed the stu-
dent’s logbook certifying that the stu-
dent is proficient to make such flights; 

(iii) The student has a solo flight en-

dorsement in accordance with § 61.87 of 
this part; and 

(iv) The student has a solo cross 

country flight endorsement in accord-
ance with paragraph (c) of this section; 
however, for repeated solo cross coun-
try flights to another airport within 50 
nautical miles from which the flight 
originated, separate endorsements are 
not required to be made for each flight. 


Endorsements for solo cross-country 


Except as specified in paragraph 

(b)(2) of this section, a student pilot 
must have the endorsements prescribed 
in this paragraph for each cross-coun-
try flight: 

(1) A student pilot must have a solo 

cross-country endorsement from the 
authorized instructor who conducted 
the training that is placed in that per-
son’s logbook for the specific category 
of aircraft to be flown. 

(2) A student pilot must have a solo 

cross-country endorsement from an au-
thorized instructor that is placed in 
that person’s logbook for the specific 
make and model of aircraft to be flown. 

(3) For each cross-country flight, the 

authorized instructor who reviews the 
cross-country planning must make an 
endorsement in the person’s logbook 
after reviewing that person’s cross- 
country planning, as specified in para-
graph (d) of this section. The endorse-
ment must— 

(i) Specify the make and model of 

aircraft to be flown; 

(ii) State that the student’s preflight 

planning and preparation is correct and 
that the student is prepared to make 
the flight safely under the known con-
ditions; and 

(iii) State that any limitations re-

quired by the student’s authorized in-
structor are met. 

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