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CFII Only Rating

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Flight Instructor, Instrument Rating

Hi everybody, I'm writing you from France, Well i'm an FAA CFII, On my CFII certificates it says Instrument Airplane. I'm holding Also an FAA CPL SE ME IR. A guy working at the IFU at New york told me that i'm not legal to instruct people in an airplane, as per 61.195 (b). I sent an email to Oklahoma city and i get an answer from the faa Supervisor Technical Section telling me that i'm perfectly legal, she said : if you hold only an instrument rating on your Pilot and CFI, you can provide an endorsement for an instrument rating only, not an airplane single engine or multiengine class rating. Both ( Oklahoma and the IFU) sent me the same Legal Interp letter. My question is who is right ? I've endorsed for Instrument rating more that ten people, my CFII ride has been done in an airplane, and none of all the DPE ( 4) rejected my applicants nor the FAA. Please let me know what do you think about this, i'm a little bit worried about all the student that get their rating ? Thanks for your Help Greeting from France

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  1. Sam Dawson on Jul 06, 2013

    The guy in NY is correct. Oklahoma is wrong. For some reason I can not get the search function to work correctly at this website:

    You are looking for the Grayson opinion dated January 2010.
    Basically, if you do not have the appropriate instructor rating on your certificate (in your case, SEL or MEL), you may not instruct in that category/class. So in your case you may not give instruction. Period.
    Also be aware that:
    1. The DPE’s who gave the check rides have put their DE status in jeopardy.
    2. The pilots who you have endorsed may have their certificates revoked if the FAA finds out about this.
    3. You face certification action if the FAA finds out about this.

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