How do I get ForeFlight to recognize my 250 NM cross country for the instrument requirements of FAR Part 61.65(d)(2)(ii)?

FAR Part 61.65(d)(2)(ii) states that a pilot seeking an instrument rating must perform "Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in an airplane with an authorized instructor, that is performed under instrument flight rules, when a flight plan has been filed with an air traffic control facility, and that involves--

     (A) A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility;

     (B) An instrument approach at each airport; and

     (C) Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems."

In order for ForeFlight to recognize a flight as meeting the requirements of FAR Part 61.65(d)(2)(ii), you will need to make sure your logbook entry meets all of the following requirements:

  • Cross Country time greater than 0 hours.
  • Dual Received time greater than 0 hours.
  • The calculated total route distance must be 250 NM or greater.
  • The aircraft used must have an aircraft class of either ASEL, ASES, AMEL, or AMES.
  • The entry must include an approach logged to each of the airports listed in the To and Route fields in the logbook flight entry. (Previously, an approach was required at the departure airport, which did not allow one-way flights to meet this requirement).
  • The entry must include at least 3 three different approach types.