BFR/flight review question

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  1. JOhnH

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    My wife is coming up on the deadline to have her flight review, however she is hesitant to get in a small confined space with a CFII at this time. A few other pilots have told me that the FAA is allowing a temporary waiver, but I have looked and I can’t find any authoritative source to back this up. Can someone point me in the right direction?
     
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    If you want something "authoritative," you'll want to read the SFAR and all of its extensions. But @exncsurfer and the old AOPA article are essentially correct. This is the summary I have given to friends who have asked me:

    For a FR due after October 1, but before January 31, 2021, it's a 2-month extension. The problem is that it is very limited. It only applies to:
    1. Commercial pilots in an operation which requires a commercial certificate
    2. Private pilots certificated for and engaged in an agricultural operation
    3. Pilots flying for a volunteer pilot organization under an exemption. That's not your basic Pilot and Paws or Angel Flight. It's one of the groups which has an FAA exemption to allow some cost reimbursement. Those exemptions have requirements often referred to as "commercial lite."
    For we mere mortals, in order to take advantage of the extension we need 500 hours total flight time, 400 hours as PIC and 50 hours within the prior 12 calendar months. That's often not a problem but even then, you are limited to the following operations:
    1. Incidental to business or employment.
    2. Support family medical needs or transport essential supplies for personal use.
    3. Transport essential goods and medical supplies, as in those hurricane rescue missions.
    4. Fly to a mechanic for an annual or other required work to maintain airworthiness.
     
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    She can get checked out in a Pitts or Waco or even a Breezy, and then won't be in a confined space with a CFI.

    Sheesh, I gotta think of everything.
     
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    In a Stearman, fuselage air flows back-to-front, as determined by pilots farting. I don’t think we’ve had definitive results using other orifices.
     
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    Find a CFI that has had COVID recently and stick him/her in the cabin with you, should be good to go.
     
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    If she contracts the COVID tell her to visit the local FSDO!