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Commecial Single Engine Add-On

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I've got a Comm-MEL student who is currently doing his SEL add-on with me. Is there anything that says I can't sign him off for a solo endorsement if he wants to go practice the maneuvers by himself?

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  1. Micah on Aug 03, 2010

    What private certificate(s) does your Commercial-SEL add-on student have? If your student has a private ASEL certificate he needs no endorsement to practice “commercial maneuvers.”

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  2. Micah on Aug 03, 2010

    There may be a typo in the question. What is this student currently training for–commercial AMEL or ASEL?

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  3. Matthew Waugh on Aug 03, 2010

    If you really have a pilot who does not have a SEL on his certificate then I refer you to AC 61-98A and section 13 where the FAA has considered the idea and told you what you need to ensure.

    i can believe that there are people out there with multi only licenses. It’s rare in the US, but if you were at an employer funded career training program for use overseas I wouldn’t waste any time on single engine aircraft – I’d do all the training in multi-engine, it’s not like you’ll ever need a single engine license in your airline career (outside the US, you’ll need it in the US when you get furloughed).

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