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Single engine Commercial add on

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I had no need for commercial single engine when I got my commercial Multi rating. I would like to get a CFI rating now and need the singel engein commercial. What do I need to do to add this on?

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    Kent Shook on Nov 05, 2010

    You do not need any additional time, and you do not need to take another knowledge test. (See 61.63(c).)

    You will need to get signed off for and complete a checkride, and you’ll need to do the maneuvers that are required for the single-engine commercial (chandelles, lazy 8’s, 8’s on pylons, power-off 180 accuracy landings, steep spirals, etc). To see exactly what maneuvers you’ll need to learn and do on the checkride, see the “Additional Rating Task Table” in the Commercial Pilot – Airplane PTS.

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  2. Jason Schappert on Nov 07, 2010

    Just get comfy with your maneuvers in the single engine complex aircraft and get signed off for that checkride!
    Good luck!

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  3. Wesley Beard on Nov 10, 2010

    The ASEL checkride doesn’t require a complex aircraft when the applicant already holds a AMEL rating at the commercial level.  The applicant has already completed that portion of the test.  I had friends get their ratings at All ATP’s and they received a commercial AMEL first and two weeks later took the Comm ASEL test in a 172.

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  4. M Gallagher on Nov 17, 2010

    Don’t worry about the commercial. Anything you need to know or do will be covered very thoroughly in any CFI course you take. I recommend you find a good school for this as it is, by far, the most inclusive and mentally intensive ticket you can earn.
    Since you already have a commercial ticket, check with the local FAA and see if  they will agree to do both rides simultaneously. You are going to be doing the same tasks as the commecial, except from the right seat and explaining them as you go along.
    I’ve found the Feds amazingly flexible especially when it comes to multiple checkrides.

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