I've started ground training for CFI and was told that my knowledge was deficient on the regs for endorsements for student solo . Can you help me get "unconfused" on the following questions:
question 1/ re:Student Pilot Solo Flight endorsements... Part 61.87 (n) states that a CFI needs to enter an endorsement on the student's certificate [ref sub para (1)] and in their logbook [ref sub para (2)] and specifies make and model, etc. ... Part 61.87 paragraph (b) states that you have to give a pre-solo knowledge test and review it with the student BUT does NOT specifically state that this event requires a logbook entry. AC 61-65 lists it as an example entry however. Is AC 61-65 regulatory and thus all suggested endorsements within it mandatory? At the least, I guess it is a good idea to log the knowledge test completion but I'm just wondering how this became "mandatory"?
When asked what is required, I'll say all three but I just would like to be clear on how or why the pre-solo knowledge test is a mandatory "endorsement". I thought the logbook endoresement to solo (Part 61.87(N)(2) effectively included that. Thanks.