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From part 61 to part 141 for commercial rating

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I am a private instrument rated pilot who has done all of my flight training to this point at a part 61 school in Alaska. I have 180 hours of total time. 136 PIC & 69 hours of dual instruction time.  moving over to down in the lower 48 is a 141 school. do my 69 hours of instruction transfer over to the 141 to be counted towards the total of 120 hours of  total flight time required for a commercial rating as per part 141 appendix D para. 4.?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Jan 07, 2014

    See 141.77(c)(3).

    It appears that you may only count 25% of the dual instruction towards the requirements in Appendix D. The bigger problem is that the course requires 120 hours of flight training in D.4(a)(1). The 55 hours in D.4(b)(1) is a lesser amount of dual training and 10 hours in D.5(a) of solo training. The course still has to contain 120 hours and you would need to complete the course.

    The credit can only be granted upon successful completion of a proficiency test by the 141 school.

    25% of 69 is 17 hours

    There doesn’t appear to be much to be gained by enrolling in the 141 school.

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  2. Mark d on Jan 07, 2014

    Kris, I thank you for your help. The reason for the change to 141 is to take advantage of my VA benefits.

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