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    I currently hold my pilots license with a instrument rating and a commercial multi-engine rating. I'm wanting to get my single engine add on. Is there any aeronautical experience required for this add on? If so, what are they and how many hours are required? Also, where can I find this in the FAR/AIM? Couldn't seem to find the reg. Your help is appreciated! 



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  1. Robert Jankowski on May 07, 2016

    Basically, an added class rating to your Commercial AMEL certificate is pretty easy, you just have to be trained and demonstrate proficiency in the additional class. Refer to the commercial airplane PTS additional rating table for info on what you may be requested to demonstrate on the checkride. My commercial AMEL add on to my ASEL was pretty easy.

    14 CFR 61.63:

    (c) Additional aircraft class rating. A person who applies for an additional class rating on a pilot certificate:

    (1) Must have a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor attesting that the person was found competent in the appropriate aeronautical knowledge areas and proficient in the appropriate areas of operation.

    (2) Must pass the practical test.

    (3) Need not meet the specified training time requirements prescribed by this part that apply to the pilot certificate for the aircraft class rating sought; unless, the person only holds a lighter-than-air category rating with a balloon class rating and is seeking an airship class rating, then that person must receive the specified training time requirements and possess the appropriate aeronautical experience.

    (4) Need not take an additional knowledge test, provided the applicant holds an airplane, rotorcraft, powered-lift, weight-shift-control aircraft, powered parachute, or airship rating at that pilot certificate level.

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