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If I am a private pilot SEL, which written test do I need to take to add glider priveledges to my private pilot certificate? Do I need an endorsement from an instructor? What if I am not rated in anything yet, which written test would I need to take for private pilot glider and do I need an endorsement from an instructor? What if I am a student pilot who has passed a private SEL written test but still not rated, does that test (70% or better) count toward my glider rating?

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    Kris Kortokrax on Jun 23, 2015

    See 61.63 (b)(4).

    If you are adding a category rating, you do not need to take another knowledge test, if you are rated for a powered aircraft.

    If you are a student, you are not rated for any aircraft, so you would need to take the appropriate knowledge test.

    You need an endorsement to take a knowledge test.

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  2. Jorge Goryn on Jun 23, 2015

    What if I am not rated in any aircraft yet, I have been endorsed by my CFI and passed the private pilot airplane written test and passed with a 70% or better within the past 24 months, is that enough to apply for my initial private pilot glider rating? Or would I need to get an endorsement for the glider specific written test and score 70% or better?

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Jun 23, 2015

    If you have taken the knowledge test for Private pilot airplane and have not taken the Private pilot ASEL practical test, you cannot use the airplane knowledge test to take the glider practical test.

    Just finish the airplane and then add on the glider without needing to take another knowledge test.

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