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ATP to CFI

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I have an ATP, was a Check Airman and a Navy Flight instructor but Never a CFI.  Also, I have not flown since 2005.  I am currently a simulator flight instructor on the A-320 with a type rating in the jet.  

Any ideas on how to acquire a CFI, other than starting from scratch.

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on May 17, 2016

    See 61.73 (g).

    If you can lay your hands on your Navy records showing that you were assigned as an instructor, graduated instructor school and did VFR/IFR proficiency checks, the FAA will issue you a Flight Instructor certificate.

    There is also a written test you will need to take.

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  2. Gumbo1 on May 17, 2016

    Kris, thank you very much. I got out of the Navy quite some years ago. Do you know if there is a time limitation?

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on May 17, 2016

    There used to be a 12 month limit, but that went away some years ago. If you have the records, you should be fine.

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