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Requirements for Training a NON-Initial CFII

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I have been reading FAR 61.195 and I swear that I remember reading about the requirements for an instructor to train a CFII (non initial) CFI but now I cannot find it. I understand the requirements for train an INITIAL CFI but does the lack of requirements mean that an a brand new CFII with wet ink on their certificate can train a CFII applicant if that person is a CFI already?   Thanks

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  1. Mark Kolber on Aug 31, 2015

    The requirement is in 61.195(h). And yes, it only applies to the initial CFI rating. A CFI-I with wet ink can train another CFI for the CFI-I.

    The rationale for requiring a “senior” CFI for the initial flight instructor certificate is related to the concept of teaching. The FAA figures that, until one has at leas some actual experience teaching others, he’r really not equipped to teach others how to teach. That’s no longer an issue(at least from a regulatory point of view) once the student is already a CFI.

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