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R44 required flight time to teach instruments

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Is the 50 hours in R44s required to teach instruments in a R44 since the student already qualified is the PIC?

Many CFII want to teach instruments but don't have the 50 hours in R44 which is very expensive to get.

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  1. Nathan Parker on Jan 10, 2012

    The regulation says you need 50 hours of flight time in the aircraft in order to instruct; your ability or requirement to act as pilot in command isn’t relevant, so I’d say the student’s ability to act as PIC isn’t relevant either.
    5) No certificated flight instructor may provide instruction or conduct a flight review in a Robinson R–22 or R–44 unless that instructor—
    (i) Completes the awareness training in paragraph 2(a) of this SFAR.
    (ii) For the Robinson R–22, has had at least 200 flight hours in helicopters, at least 50 flight hours of which were in the Robinson R–22, or for the Robinson R–44, has had at least 200 flight hours in helicopters, 50 flight hours of which were in Robinson helicopters. Up to 25 flight hours of Robinson R–22 flight time may be credited toward the 50 hour requirement.

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