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I am a CFI in one type of A/C and I change the type to other A/C

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I am a CFI in one type of A/C and I change the type to other A/C

I canbe a CFI FOR NEW aircraft 

 

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  1. Wes Beard on Sep 17, 2012

    In the United States, you can be a flight instructor in any aircraft for which you are rated on both your pilot certificate and flight instructor certificate. See FAR ยง61.5 for ratings that can be placed onto your pilot and flight instructor certificates.

    For example, your pilot certificate might say you are a commercial pilot with commercial ratings of airplane single engine land and your CFI certifcate might have ratings of airplane single engine.

    In this configuration, you can instruct in any single engine land aircraft that is not jet powered or weighing more than 12,500 pounds (these aircraft require a type rating). You can also instruct in aircraft that require special endorsements like high performance or complex although you cannot act as the legal pilot in command.

    Another example, your pilot certificate might say you are a commercial pilot with commercial ratings of airplane multi engine land and sea with a type rating in a B-737. Your flight instructor certificate might have ratings for airplane multi-engine.

    In this second configuration, you can teach in any multi-engine airplane that is not jet powered or weighing more than 12,5000 pounds as well the the Boeing 737 aircraft (because you have the type rating on your pilot certificate). You cannot teach in any single engine aircraft.

    With all that said, that is the regulations. Insurance requirements are always more stringent. Even though it may be legal, insurance may not cover you if you have an incident or accident.

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  2. Alex Clark on Sep 23, 2012

    You must also have at leat 15 hours of PIC time in the class and category of the aircraft in which you are instructing.

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