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(Commercial pilot, Air Force background, ATP AMEL) what’s easiest way to get ASEL rating?

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All I want to do is fly VFR around the local airfield. I'm wondering what's required to get a SE Rating. My Dad turns 80 this year. He is a retired pilot with no medical and he hasn't flown in 18 years. I'd like to take him flying for an hour. Another time I would take my kids flying.

I'm wondering what's the most efficient way for me to get a SE rating? I've seen it recommended to take a SE ATP checkride. That may be the easiest way but what I really need is training in VFR procedures and recip engine aircraft familiarity.

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    Kris Kortokrax on Jul 10, 2017

    What you are seeking is a class add-on.

    I did this many years ago for an airline pilot. He had no single engine rating.

    I reviewed the maneuvers for Private pilot (those were the privileges he was seeking, as are you). I signed off a 61.31(d) endorsement so he could act as PIC and practice the maneuvers.

    I then flew with him again to check his performance. Everything was satisfactory, so I signed endorsements for 61.39(a)(6) and 61.64(c). He took the practical test and passed it.

    That’s all there is to it.

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  2. Ken White on Jul 10, 2017

    Kris, did you mean 61.63(c) instead of 61.64(c)?

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Jul 10, 2017

    Yea, that’s what happens when typing at 6:30 a.m. just after waking up.

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  4. SA Head on Jul 10, 2017

    Thanks Kris, sounds good. I sincerely appreciate your input and expertise.

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