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Instrument Written Endorsement

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Instrument Rating

Can I take an IFR written test without any endorsement? I am thinking of flying to Florida for the IFR training on G1000 equipped aircraft but if possible they recommend already having passed the knowledge test.

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  1. Gary Moore on Aug 06, 2010

    You will need an endorsement to take the IFR written test – but they are very easy to come by. Most any instructor would likely be happy to do it.

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  2. Richard Hages on Aug 12, 2010

    As an active instructor I would definitely not sign off a student for the instrument written if I did not think he was ready/able to pass the test. This reflects poorly on both the flight instructor and the students records. Taking this into account I wouldn’t expect just ANY flight instructor to be willing to give you the written endorsement.

    61.65(b) A person who applies for an instrument rating must have recieved and logged ground training from an authorized instructor or accomplished a home-study course…

    Unless that instructor has personally given you that ground training or you can show that you’ve completed a home-study course I would not expect him to give you the endorsement.

    But on the up-side there are many home study courses out there, many of which will give you a printed endorsement upon completion. Check out ASA and Gleim’s options.

    Hope that helps

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