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Expired Heli to Airplane CFI

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Hi everyone!

I'm currently a commercial helicopter pilot with private airplane SEL. My CFI Rotorcraft helicopter expired nearly two years ago.

My question being, What do i have to accomplish (other than an instrument rating and comm add on) to receive a fixed wing CFI? Because of my expired rotor cfi, do i now need to take writtens? Or do my past writtens count? Would this be considered an add on, or would i have to reinstate my rotor cfi for that to be the case?

I am asking in reference to FAA regs.


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  1. Wes Beard on Mar 24, 2011

    To add on the CFI-A rating, you do not need to take the FOI written test again.  Reference 61.191.  However, you do need to take a shortened CFI-H test consisting of 25 questions.  Lasergrade Website.
    You must comply with the requirements in 61.183.  You do not need to first reinstate your CFI-H license before obtaining the CFI-A license.  When you satisfactorily pass the CFI-A test, the CFI-H is also reinstated.  Reference 61.199.

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  2. dave on Mar 24, 2011

    So I need to take a shortened CFI A? OR H. Written? Just want to be sure.

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  3. Wes Beard on Apr 07, 2011

    Sorry for the late response. You’ll need to take the shortened CFI-A exam. My previous post was misleading. Sorry about that.

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  4. Wells on Jan 27, 2012

    What shortened CFI H test is there?

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