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Part 61 Vs Part 141

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What is the diffrence between Part 61 Vs Part 141 ?

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  1. John D. Collins on May 29, 2013

    Part 61 describes the training requirements for pilots and other pilot issues. Part 141 describes the requirements for an FAA certificated school. Training is permitted under the Part 61 requirements by authorized instructors. Part 141 offers some advantages in that the curriculum and control over the training process permits some courses to require fewer hours by the student, particularly for the commercial and instrument ratings. Part 141 is very rigid in its requirements.

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  2. Bruce J. Sato CFI, CFII on May 30, 2013

    Also part 61 has no stage checks and part 141 does have stage checks. So with that in mind, should a student fail a stage check, the student would go back and sit down with the instructor that gave the training with the student and repeat whatever part of the stage check that the student failed on and move on to the next phase of learning, of course assuming that the instructor has found him/her competent enough and redo the stage check. At least that’s how I did both my Instrument & Commercial.

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  3. Ale on May 31, 2013

    In addition to what John & Bruce mentioned, pilots who obtain their pilot certificates under part 61, won’t be able to convert them to licenses into a foreign license. This can be a big obstacle in getting a job overseas.

    i.e. the first thing most foreign aviation authorities ask you about, when you approach them to validate or convert your FAA license to their local license, is “under which part did you take your training?”.

    Note: Not all countries reject pilot licenses obtained under part 61 though. Some other countries care less for that as long as you pass all their local tests.

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