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How should a newly minted instructor sign an endorsement?

A newly issued flight instructor certificate often has the word "PENDING" in the certificate number field. In 8900.1 Flight Standards, Volume 5, Section 1, Section 5, Paragraph 5-112(c)(2)(a) ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet

As the title says, what endorsements and licenses do I need to achieve before I can legally fly a decommissioned single seater fighter jet or trainer jet (like a L-39 Albatros or even a F22 when the ...
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Are flight schools required to verify citizenship of all students?

Is the requirement to confirm citizenship and provide a logbook endorsement required for those who already hold a pilot certificate? Does another instructor's prior endorsement that confirms ...
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May a student continue a discontinued checkride if the CFI who endorsed them voids that endorsement?

The Situation CFI Charlie endorses Student Sara's logbook for a checkride. Sara begins the checkride but discontinues, and receives a letter of discontinuance. So far so good. Before Sara can ...
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Is the student solo endorsement's a “package deal” with that one specific instructor?

If someone receive's a student whose completed his old instructors pre written solo exam and received an endorsement. Do I need to give him my solo test and endorsement? Or go ahead and complete the ...
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Do FAA endorsements have to use the current language word-for-word? [duplicate]

When pilots are going through the instruction process they receive many endorsements from flight instructors. It's common for a pilot to possess a logbook that has a prefilled endorsement in the back. ...
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Do I need complex endorsement in each class or type of aircraft?

I have experiences with PA28R and got a complex endorsement from my instructor. Now, I am working on multi add-on and flying DA42 Twinstar. Do I need another complex endorsement that specifies the ...
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How do CFIs typically determine proficiency for complex and high-performance endorsement?

I'm working on getting checked out in our flying club's Arrow II. Our club's insurance requires 10 hours of instruction if you don't have any retractible time. I've done a few hours with an ...
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Is there any FAR defining an “introductory” or “familiarization” flight?

I have given a number of young people their first inspirational flight. I am a CFI, but I do not issue any endorsement for these flights, and do not charge for my time or the aircraft. Is there any ...
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Do FAA knowledge test endorsements have an implicit expiration date? If not, can I add one explicitly?

Many things in aviation have a 60-day window. For example, a graduation certificate from an approved part 141 course is valid for the purposes of a checkride for 60 days after the date of graduation. ...
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Is a complex airplane endorsement required to act as PIC of a plane without all three elements of the “complex airplane” definition?

Is an endorsement required to fly act as pilot-in-command of an airplane equipped with a constant-speed propeller, adjustable flaps, and fixed-gear? This does not meet the complex airplane ...
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For a private GA pilot, when is an endorsement needed for a particular type of aircraft?

If I've done my training say 85% in a C152 and 15% in a C172, then upon my earning my PPL, what am I allowed to fly legally? I assume the 152, but not sure about the 172. Is this indicated somehow in ...
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Is it legal to use an online logbook?

I am a computer programmer and student pilot. I want to make a computer program I can use to store my logs. Can I legally do this? Can I legally store Logbook endorsements with this? Are there any ...
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To what extent can I deviate from the endorsement guidance given in AC 61-65?

Specific case: I have a student who is ready for his ride, but he has not yet scheduled it, and because I'm moving, I will be permanently unavailable to endorse it in a few days. I want to add a ...
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Is training required under §61.55 to move from PIC to SIC?

I am current as PIC in type on a jet requiring two crew members. I will be out of currency as PIC soon and my company wants me to move to SIC position when that happens. Am I required to have ...
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Should I log flying lessons from the start?

I've recently started taking flying lessons and was wondering if I should begin logging my flying hours immediately? I'm aware there are minimum hours for each license certification, so I'm assuming ...
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What (if any) endorsement do I need to give a student who scored 100% on his knowledge test?

My student studied his empennage off and got a 100% on his knowledge test. Usually, when I endorse students, there's a sentence that goes: I have given [name] X hours of instruction on the areas ...
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What is the intent of 61.93(b)(1)?

(b) Authorization to perform certain solo flights and cross-country flights. A student pilot must obtain an endorsement from an authorized instructor to make solo flights from the airport where the ...