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CFR part 141 Appendix F

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My question is about the CFI rating under part 141. I am interested to get all my CFI rating training in a DA40 G1000. This aircraft is not a complex aircraft (has a constant speed prop but no retractable LG). The school which has the D40 insists that I can take all my CFI training in the D40 under part 141. Almost all other schools I contacted insist that some hours of the 25 hours required for part 141 CFI rating must be in a complex aircraft. I have read part 141 appendix F top to bottom but didn't find anything mentioned about the complex aircraft requirement. my question is does complex aircraft training is required for the CFI training under part 141 or not? Provide reference please. 

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Apr 29, 2014

    There is no requirement to train in a complex airplane contained in either Part 61 or 141 for a Flight Instructor certificate. There is a requirement to use a complex airplane during the Flight Instructor Airplane practical text to perform takeoffs, landings and emergency maneuvers. The reference is the PTS.

    Would you propose to use an airplane on the practical test that you had not trained in?

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  2. Mike Urban on Apr 30, 2014


    Thank your for for taking the time to answer my question; clear answer with a reference.

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