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Part 141 vs part 61

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If a student completes their Private Pilot using Part 61, can they do subsequent ratings (Instrument, Commercial) using Part 141 or does all of their training need to be 141?  Is the answer referenced in a FAR?

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  1. Aaron on May 28, 2013

    Each rating is its own separate achievment, and you can do it under whichever rules you want. I did my private and instrument part 141, and my commercial 61. if you find a 141 school to do your instrument, and want to do it there, nothing would forbid that.

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  2. lo_fly on May 29, 2013

    What i usually recommend is:

    Part 141 for the Private, very structured and easy to follow for a non-experienced student. The course also has stage checks that help the student flying and being evaluated by a third person other than his instructor;

    Part 61 for the Instrument (part 141 Instrument training program too “slow”);

    Part 61 for the commercial (part 141 CPL needs 55 hours of instruction).


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