I just read this:

No person my act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers unless, within the preceding 90 days, he/she has made three takeoffs and landings as the sole manipulator of the controls in an aircraft of the same category, class, and type (if required)

Does this mean that you are legal to take passengers in an Archer if you have logged three takeoffs and landings in the past 90 days in a Pilatus PC-12?


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Category: Yes, both are "airplanes" as opposed to rotorcraft or gliders.

Class: Yes, both are single engine land planes, as opposed to multi-engined or sea planes.

Type: Yes, neither aircraft requires a type rating (both are under 12,500 lb max takeoff weight, neither is powered by a turbojet)

So the Piper Archer and Pilatus PC-12 qualify as currency for each other per this regulation.


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