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3hours training with CFI

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Hello CFIs

I'm working on my CFI training and I heard from other CFIs that I should have a 3hours of minimum flight training with authorized CFI before practical test. They said that's minimum requirement. 

But I can't find a regulation about that.

There is a similar provision on 61.129 but it's for COM certificate.

3 hours flight training requirement within preceding 2 calendar month is only one for Commercial certificate, isn't it?

Thank you for your help!

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  1. Ken White on Aug 06, 2017

    61.39 (a)(6) says you must have received and logged training within 2 calendar months of your application. Subpart H however does not give a minimum amount of training that must be done. Ask those other CFIs to show you where the 3 hour minimum is stated in the FARs and they will have the same problem you did trying to find it.

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  2. joyseunghyun on Aug 06, 2017

    Thank you Ken White. I got it!

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  3. KDS on Aug 06, 2017

    Ken gave great advice on that one. Asking “what is your reference?” is a big time saver in many aviation areas.

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