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Was just reading about the requirements to do ground instruction. Does the AGI supercede the need for the IGI or are they seperate requirements?



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  1. Wes Beard on Jul 31, 2011

    Make sure you are readng the latest FAR / AIM.  The FAA rewrote parts of Part 61 and Part 141 in late 2008 or 2009.  I don’t remember.
    The old FAR read that the AGI can give groundschool for ANY certificate and rating.  The new FAR specifically states that the instrument rating is not included in that list.  Interestingly enough, if you have a AGI and IGI certificate you can teach the groundschool for a B-747; that is if anyone is going to hire you.
    The new regulation:
    (b) A person who holds an advanced ground instructor rating is authorized to provide: (1) Ground training on the aeronautical knowledge areas required for the issuance of any certificate or rating under this part except for the aeronautical knowledge areas required for an instrument rating. (2) The ground training required for any flight review except for the training required for an instrument rating. (3) A recommendation for a knowledge test required for the issuance of any certificate or rating under this part except for an instrument rating.

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  2. Matthew Waugh on Jul 31, 2011

    Wes has it. There was a loophole that an AGI could do anything, but I don’t know of anybody who tested that theory by signing off an instrument knowledge test on an AGI. Doubtless somebody did – and either it went through or it didn’t. 🙂
    Regardless – they fixed it.
    If you want to be a CFI I highly recommend the marathon knowledge test session. You knockout all the ground school, FOI and CFI/CFI-I knowledge tests one after another (half the question banks duplicate and you see the same questions, or you used to until the FAA got pushy with the questions). 

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