Here's what I don't get. To be instrument current, you must have peformed the 6 instrument approaches, holding proceedures, and intercepting and tracking of navigational courses within the proceeding 6 calendar months.Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, a person who does not meet the instrument experience requirements of paragraph (c) of this section within the prescribed time, or within 6 calendar months after the prescribed time, may not serve as pilot in command under IFR or in weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR until that person passes an instrument proficiency check consisting of a representative number of tasks required by the instrument rating practical test.
But then it goes on to say, "or within 6 calendar months after the prescribed time".
So if you don't meet the recency requirments within the proceeding 6 calendar months, how is it that you can somehow have "6 months after that" to get current?
Which is it?
Are they saying you have 6 additional months to go up with a safety pilot if you're not current?