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Tailwheel endorsement to teach CFII?

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A potential student owns a tailwheel airplane. He is properly endorsed and rated in the airplane, and he is seeking his CFII Rating. I do not have a Tailwheel endorsement, so will I legally be allowed to give him dual in a tailwheel towards his CFII Rating? Or do I legally have to get my tailwheel endorsement To teach in the plane? Want to double check, because I’m not giving dual for a tailwheel endorsement, but a rating that isn’t tailwheel specific. 



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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Nov 06, 2017

    For the CFII, I don’t see a problem.

    If you were going to give him instruction for an instrument rating, you could run into a problem when you need to file an IFR flight plan. In that situation, you would have to be PIC and would need the tailwheel endorsement.

    But, this is not for an instrument rating, but for a CFII. As long as he is current if you need to file, there should be no issues.

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  2. KDS on Nov 06, 2017

    To elaborate a bit on what Kris wrote, you may not ACT as PIC during the flights.

    However, here is a suggestion. Since the other airman holds a CFI, why not just get your tailwheel endorsement. Then no matter what happens, it won’t be an issue.

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