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Im an international student and I actually hold an FAA PPL. 

Im looking forward on getting all the way through at least CFI. My question is, what do I require to have in order to be a CFI? Especially regarding the Commercial Multi and Single add-on. Do I need to have both the multi and the single in order to get my CFI certificate? If it is not required, would you recommend me to do it? Also, I will do Instrument, Commercial and CFI in 141. Does it change something if the single add-on is done in part 61? What do airlines prefer for pilots to have?



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  1. Bob Watson on Jan 21, 2014

    For a CFI in an airplane, you need at least a commercial pilot license w/ an instrument rating. If you want a CFI for single-engine airplanes, you need those for a single-engine airplane. After you get your license or rating, it doesn’t matter if it was through part 141 or 61 training; however, it might affect how much additional flight time and training you need to get the next license or rating. It just depends on how or if you mix them up.

    After your CFI-A, consider looking at other options, like CFII or MEI so you can get more time and experience with instrument and ME flying.

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