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FAA Interpretation: CFI giving instrument instruction to student pilot

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I know the FAA recently issued an interpretation saying that the instrument flight training required by 61.39(e)(12) can be given by a CFI. Does anyone know of an authoritative source for that interpretation?

More generally, does anyone know of a web resource to find FAA interpretations of the FARs?

Many thanks!


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  1. Bill Trussell on Aug 01, 2012

    You can search for the interpretation you are seeking here:


    Can you clarify the regulation you are trying to understand? The section you referred to does not seem to apply to your area of concern

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  2. ricksmo on Aug 01, 2012

    Thanks, Bill. That link is just what I was looking for, and I was able to find what I needed. I wanted to find the FAA interpretation which made it clear that the flight training in basic instrument maneuvers required for the private pilot license could be given by a CFI: It doesn’t have to be given by a CFII.

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