Pilot Endorsements You Need: [navigate]

The final authority on all endorsements is the current FAA Advisory Circular [AC 61.65G PDF] Please write a note to this app (last page: "text me") if you discover a discrepancy :) Thanks!

All Practical Tests that require a 61.39 "Meta endorsement" (And every endorsement should reference the appropriate CFR; hyperlinked below!)

I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received and logged the required flight time/training of § 61.39(a) in preparation for the practical test within 2 calendar-months preceding the date of the test and has satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which he/she was shown to be deficient by the FAA airman knowledge test report. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (category/class certificate or rating) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

For a failed tests: For a knowledge test, the instructor may complete the endorsement in the space provided at the bottom of the applicant’s airman knowledge test. For another practical test, logged training, a 61.49 endorsement in the logbook, and a new IACRA application are all required!


I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the additional (flight and/or ground, as appropriate) training as required by § 61.49. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name of) knowledge/practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

This is not a complete listing of all possible endorsements. Some have not been listed for the simple reason that there is no common practical use for them. I hope this helps! Visit the FAA Flight Test Homepage for complete guidance on flight testing. Final authority on endorsements: [AC 61.65G PDF] Please write a note to this app (last page: "text me") for comments :) Thanks!

BTW: Currently, use of an Aviation Training Device (ATD) is not authorized on any practical test for a certificate or rating or for an aircraft type rating.

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Private Pilot Student Pilot Solo Endorsements (Plastic certificate)

To apply for plastic student pilot certificate in IACRA, *everyone* authorizing (CFI or DPE) must enter in "role" of "recommending instructor." How to get a student certificate:  TAP HERE   IACRA Help

Pre-solo aeronautical knowledge: section 61.87(b).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has satisfactorily completed the presolo knowledge exam of § 61.87(b) for the [make and model aircraft]. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Pre-solo flight training: section 61.87(c).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required presolo training in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined he/she has demonstrated the proficiency of § 61.87(d) and is proficient to make solo flights in that make and model aircraft. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19
*Choose appropriate section for insertion: (d) single-engine land (e) multi-engine land (f) helicopter (g) gyroplane (h) powered-lift (i) glider (j) airship (k) balloon (l) powered parachute (m) weight-shift control aircraft

Pre-solo flight training at night: section 61.87(c) and (o).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required presolo training in a [make and model aircraft]. I have determined he/she has demonstrated the proficiency of § 61.87(o) and is proficient to make solo flights at night in that make and model aircraft. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19
*Choose appropriate section for insertion: (d) single-engine land (e) multi-engine land (f) helicopter (g) gyroplane(h) powered-lift (i) glider (j) airship (k) balloon (l) powered parachute (m) weight-shift control aircraft

Solo flight (first 90-day period): § 61.87 (n)
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined he/she meets the applicable requirements of § 61.87(n) and is proficient to make solo flights in (make and model). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Solo flight (each additional 90-day period): section 61.87(p).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined he/she meets the applicable requirements of § 61.87(p) and is proficient to make solo flights in (make and model). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp.12-31-19

Solo takeoffs and landings at another airport within 25 nm: section 61.93(b)(1).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the requir ed training of § 61.93(b)(1). I have determined that he/she is proficient to practice solo takeoffs and landings at [airport name]. The takeoffs and landings at [airport name] are subject to the following conditions: [List any applicable conditions or limitations.] /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Solo cross- country flight: § 61.93(c)(1) and 61.93(c)(2).
I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required solo cross -country training. I find he/she has met the applicable requirements of § 61.93, and is proficient to make solo cross -country flights in a [make and model aircraft], [aircraft category]. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Solo cross- country flight: § 61.93(c)(3).
I have reviewed the cross -country planning of [First name, MI, Last name]. I find the planning and preparation to be correct to make the solo flight from (origination airport ) to (origination airport ) via (route of flight) with landings at (name the airports) in a (make and model aircraft) on (date). (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Repeated solo cross-country flights not more than 50 nm from the point of departure: section 61.93(b)(2).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in both directions between and at both (airport names). I have determined that he/she is proficient of § 61.93(b)(2) to conduct repeated solo cross-country flights over that route, subject to the following conditions: (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Solo flight in Class B airspace: section 61.95(a).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.95(a). I have determined he/she is proficient to conduct solo flights in (name of Class B) airspace. (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Solo flight to, from, or at an airport located in Class B airspace: section 61.95(a) and section 91.131(b)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the requir ed training of § 61.95(a)(1). I have determined that he/she is proficient to conduct solo flight operations at (name of ai rport). (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Additional Student Pilot Endorsements For Students Seeking Sport Or Recreational Pilot Certificate

Solo flight in Class B, C, and D airspace: §61.94(a).

I certify that (First name , MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.94(a). I have determined he/she is proficient to conduct solo flights in (name of Class B, C, or D) airspace and authorized to operate to, from through and at __________ airport. (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Solo flight to, from, or at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace or on an airport having an operational control tower: §§ 61.94(a) and 91.131(b)1.

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.94(a)(1). I have determined that he/she is proficient to conduct solo flight operations at (name of airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace or on an airport having an operational control tower). (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 11-31-19

Private Pilot Test Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Aeronautical knowledge test: sections 61.35(a)(1), 61.103(d), and 61.105.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) h as received the required training in accordance with § 61.105. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name of) knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight proficiency/practical test: sections 61.103(f), 61.107(b), and 61.109.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with §§ 61.107 and 61.109. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name of) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Required for all Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received and logged training time within 2 calendar -months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and he/she is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of (applicable) certificate. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

For a private pilot flight test remember to endorse your applicant for X-C to the test site (and return in case the outcome is unfavorable). The student pilot MUST have all the necessary endorsements to fly as PIC in the plane they are piloting during the test.


Commercial Pilot Endorsements

Aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1), section 61.123(c), and section 61.125.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.125. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name of) knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.123(e), section 61.127, and section 61.129.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of §§ 61.127 and 61.129. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name of) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Endorsements

To sort out the confusing pathways to ATPM: [ATP Job Aid: 4 paths]

Restricted privileges ATP Certificate: Airplane multiengine land rating, §61.160.
The [insert institution’s name] certifies that the recipient of this degree has successfully completed all of the aviation coursework requirements of § 61.160[(b), (c), or (d)] and therefore meets the academic eligibility requirements of § 61.160[(b), (c), or (d)] /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

ATP Certification Training Program (CTP) : §61.153(e)
The applicant named above has successfully completed the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program as required by § 61.156, and therefore has met the prerequisite required by § 61.35(a)(2) for the Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane Knowledge Test /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received and logged training time within 2 calendar -months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and he/she is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of (applicable) certificate. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19


Instrument Rating Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1) and section 61.65(a) and (b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.65(b). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the Instrument—( airplane, helicopter, or powered -lift) knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight Test:
Aeronautical Knowledge/Flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.65(a).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.65(c) and 61.65(d). I have determined he/she is prepared for the Instrument—(airplane, helicopter, or powered -lift) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received and logged the required flight time/training of § 61.39(a) in preparation for the practical test within 2 calendar-months preceding the date of the test and has satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas in which he/she was shown to be deficient by the FAA airman knowledge test report. I have determined he/she is prepared for the Instrument—(airplane, helicopter, or powered -lift) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Check to make sure your applicant for an instrument flight test has a current flight review!


Initial Flight Instructor Endorsements


Note: No endorsements are required to take the written tests for the flight instructor rating.

Flight instructor ground and flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.183(g)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the requ ired training of § 61.187(b). I have determined he/she is prepared for the CFI —(aircraft category and class) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19
*Choose appropriate section for insertion: (1) Airplane single-engine (2) Airplane multi-engine (3) Rotorcraft helicopter (4)Rotorcraft gyroplane (5) Powered lift (6) Glider (7) Instrument instructor

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received and logged training time within 2 calendar -months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and he/she is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of (applicable) certificate. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Spin training: section 61.183(i)(1).
certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.183(i). I have determined that he/she is competent in instructional skills for training stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

NOTE: The above spin training endorsement is required of flight instructor applicants for the airplane and glider ratings

Instrument Flight Instructor Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Note: No endorsements are required to take the written tests for the flight instructor rating.

Fundamentals of instructing knowledge test: § 61.183(d)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required fundamentals of instruction training of § 61.185(a)(1). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the Fundamentals of Instructing knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight instructor aeronautical knowledge test: § 61.183(f)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.185(a)(2) or (3) (as appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name of) knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight instructor ground and flight proficiency/practical test: §61.183(g)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.187(b). I have determined he/she is prepared for the CFI —(aircraft category and class) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

NOTE: The endorsement for a practical test is required in addition to the § 61.39 endorsements provided in endorsements 1 and 2

Flight instructor certificate with instrument — (category/class) rating/practical test: §§ 61.183(g), 61.187(a) and 61.187(b)(7)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required CFII training of § 61.187(b)(7). I have determined he/she is prepared for t he CFII ? (airplane, helicopter, or powered -lift) practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Spin training: § 61.183(i)(1)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of § 61.183(i). I have determined that he/she is competent in instructional skills for training stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

   NOTE: The above spin training endorsement is required of flight instructor applicants for the airplane and glider ratings

Prerequisites for all Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received and logged training time within 2 calendar -months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and he/she is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of (applicable) certificate. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Lapsed ground instructor (12 month activity): § 61.217(b)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has demonstrated satisfactory proficiency on the appropriate ground instructor knowledge and training subjects of § 61.213(a)(3) and 61.213(a)(4). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Multi Engine Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Note: No endorsements are required to take the written tests for the flight instructor rating.

Flight Test:
Additional Category/Class Rating: section 61.63(b)(c) I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by section 61.63(b)(c) and find Him/Her proficient to pass the (Private or Commercial) pilot practical test for the Airplane Multi-engine (Land or Sea) rating. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for all Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received and logged training time within 2 calendar -months preceding the month of application in preparation for the practical test and he/she is prepared for the required practical test for the issuance of (applicable) certificate. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19


Sport Pilot Solo Instruction Endorsements


Pre-solo aeronautical knowledge: section 61.87(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has satisfactorily completed the pre-solo knowledge exam of section 61.87(b) for the (make and model aircraft). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Pre-solo flight training: section 61.87(c).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required pre-solo training in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined He/She has demonstrated the proficiency of section 61.87 ((d) through (m), as appropriate) and is proficient to make solo flights in (aircraft category*: make and model aircraft). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010
*Choose appropriate section for insertion: (d) single-engine land (e) multi-engine land (f) helicopter (g) gyroplane(h) powered-lift (i) glider (j) airship (k) balloon (l) powered parachute (m) weight-shift control aircraft

Solo flight (additional 90-day period): section 61.87(n)(2).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined He/She meets the applicable requirements of section 61.87(n) and is proficient to make solo flights in (make and model). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Solo takeoffs and landings at another airport within 25 nm: section 61.93(b)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.93(b)(1). I have determined that He/She is proficient to practice solo takeoffs and landings at (airport name). The takeoffs and landings at (airport name) are subject to the following conditions: (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Initial solo cross-country flight training: section 61.93(c)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required solo cross-country training. I find He/She has met the applicable requirements of section 61.93, and is proficient to make solo cross-country flights in a (make and model aircraft). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Solo cross-country flight: section 61.93(c)(2).
I have reviewed the cross-country planning of (First name, MI, Last name). I find the planning and preparation to be correct to make the solo flight from (location) to (destination) via (route of flight) with landings at (name the airports) in a (make and model aircraft) on (date). (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Repeated solo cross-country flights not more than 50 nm from the point of departure: section 61.93(b)(2).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in both directions between and at both (airport names). I have determined that He/She is proficient of section 61.93(b)(2) to conduct repeated solo cross-country flights over that route, subject to the following conditions: (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Solo flight in Class B, C, and D airspace: section 61.94(a).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.94(a) (Include “and section 91.131” if being used for Class B airspace). I have determined He/She is proficient to conduct solo flights in (name of Class B, C, or D) airspace and authorized to operate to, from through and at __________ airport. (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010 NOTE: This endorsement is designed to allow operation at a satellite airport under or within airspace and allow the pilot to transit airspace to and from that airport; it is not intended for use as an endorsement to operate at a primary airport under an airspace. NOTE: Required each additional 90-day period.

Solo flight to, from, or at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace or on an airport having an operational control tower: section 61.94(a) and section 91.131(b)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.94(a)(1) (Include “and section 91.131” if being used for Class B airspace). I have determined that He/She is proficient to conduct solo flight operations at (name of airport) located in Class B, C, or D airspace or on an airport having an operational control tower. (List any applicable conditions or limitations.) [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010 NOTE: This endorsement is designed to allow operation at the primary airport under airspace and allow the pilot to transit airspace to and from that airport; it is intended for use as an endorsement to operate at a primary airport within the specific airspace. NOTE: Required each additional 90-day period.

Pre-solo flight training at night: section 61.87(c) and (o).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required pre-solo training in a (make and model aircraft) and determined He/She has demonstrated the proficiency of section 61.87(o) and is proficient to make solo flights at night in a (make and model aircraft). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Sport Pilot Test Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Taking aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1) and section 61.309.


I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required aeronautical knowledge training of section 61.309. I have determined that He/She is prepared for the (name the knowledge test). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Flight Test:
Taking sport pilot practical test: section 61.309, section 61.311, and section 61.313.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training required in accordance with section 61.309 and section 61.311 and met the aeronautical experience requirements of section 61.313. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (type of practical test). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Passing a sport pilot practical test: section 61.309, section 61.311, and section 61.313. NOTE: Required by section 61.317, issued by a designated pilot examiner (DPE).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements of section 61.309, section 61.311, and section 61.313, and I have determined Him/Her proficient to act as PIC of (category and class of light sport aircraft) aircraft. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by section 61.39(a)(6)(i) within the preceding two calendar months and have determined that he/she is prepared for the Sport Pilot practical test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of subject areas shown to be deficient on his/her Sport Pilot Airman’s Knowledge Test as required by 61.39(a)(6)(iii). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Other Sport Pilot Endorsements

Taking flight proficiency check for different category or class of aircraft: section 61.309 and section 61.311.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training required in accordance with sections 61.309 and 61.311 and have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the proficiency check). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Passing flight proficiency check for different category or class of aircraft: section 61.309 and section 61.311.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements of sections 61.309 and 61.311 and I have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of (category and class) of light-sport aircraft. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Flight proficiency in same category and class within a different make and model of aircraft: section 61.323.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.323 in (make and model aircraft) and have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of that light-sport aircraft. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower: section 61.325.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.325. I have determined He/She is proficient to conduct operations in (List category of airspace approved, Class B, C, and/or D) airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Light-sport aircraft that has a VH greater than 87 knots CAS: section 61.327.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training required in accordance with section 61.327 in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined Him/Her proficient to act as PIC of a light-sport aircraft that has a VH greater than 87 knots (kts) CAS. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Flight Instructor with Sport Pilot Rating Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Taking the fundamentals of instructing knowledge test: section 61.405(a)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with section 61.405(a)(1). I have determined that He/She is prepared for the Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Taking sport pilot flight instructor aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a) (1) and section 61.405(a).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.405(a)(2). I have determined that He/She is prepared for the Sport Pilot Knowledge Test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Flight Test:
Taking the flight instructor flight proficiency check to provide training if a different category or class of aircraft (additional category/class): section 61.419 and section 61.409.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with section 61.419 and section 61.409 and have determined He/She is prepared for a proficiency check for the flight instructor with a sport pilot rating in a (aircraft category and class). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Passing the flight instructor flight proficiency check to provide training in a different category or class of aircraft (additional category/class): section 61.419 and section 61.409.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements in accordance with section 61.419 and section 61.409. I have determined that He/She is proficient and authorized for the additional (aircraft category and class) flight instructor privilege. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Taking the flight instructor practical test: section 61.409 and section 61.411.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.409 and met the aeronautical experience requirements of section 61.411. I have determined He/She is prepared for the flight instructor with a sport pilot rating practical test in a (aircraft category and class). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Passing the flight instructor practical test: section 61.409 and section 61.411. NOTE: Required by section 61.417, issued by a DPE.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements in accordance with section 61.409 and section 61.411. I have determined that He/She is proficient and authorized for the (aircraft category and class) flight instructor privilege. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by section 61.39(a)(6)(i) within the preceding two calendar months and have determined that he/she is prepared for the Sport Pilot Instructor practical test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of subject areas shown to be deficient on his/her Sport Pilot Instructor and Fundamentals of Instructing Airman’s Knowledge Tests as required by 61.39(a)(6)(iii). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Spin training: section 61.405(b)(1)(ii).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.405(b)(1)(ii). I have determined that He/She is competent and possess instructional proficiency in stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010 NOTE: This spin training endorsement is only required of flight instructor applicants for the airplane and glider ratings.

Ground Instructor Endorsement

Ground instructor who does not meet the recent experience requirements: section 61.217(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has demonstrated satisfactory proficiency on the appropriate ground instructor knowledge and training subjects of section 61.213(a)(3) and (a)(4). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010 NOTE: Signed by CFI or CGI, as appropriate; the expiration date would apply only to a CFI.


Recreational Pilot Endorsements

Knowledge Test:
Aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1), section 61.96(b)(3), and section 61.97(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.97(b) 1-12. I have determined that He/She is prepared for the Recreational Pilot Knowledge test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Flight Test:
Flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.96(b)(5), section 61.98(a) and (b), and section 61.99.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.98(b)1 and section 61.99. I have determined that He/She is prepared for the Recreational Pilot Practical test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by section 61.39(a)(6)(i) within the preceding two calendar months and have determined that he/she is prepared for the Recreational Pilot practical test. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Prerequisites for Practical Tests: section 61.39(a)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of subject areas shown to be deficient on his/her Recreational Pilot Airman’s Knowledge Test as required by 61.39(a)(6)(iii). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Other Recreational Pilot Endorsements

Recreational pilot to operate within 50 nm of the airport where training was received: section 61.101(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.101(b). I have determined He/She is competent to operate at the (name of airport). [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Recreational pilot to act as PIC on a flight that exceeds 50 nm of the departure airport: section 61.101(c).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required cross-country training of section 61.101(c). I have determined that He/She is proficient in cross-country flying of part 61, subpart E. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Recreational pilot with less than 400 flight hours and not logged PIC time within the preceding 180 days: section 61.101(g).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required 180-day recurrent training of section 61.101(g) in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined Him/Her proficient to act as PIC of that aircraft. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Recreational pilot to conduct solo flights for the purpose of obtaining an additional certificate or rating while under the supervision of an authorized flight instructor: section 61.101(i).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.87 in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined He/She is prepared to conduct a solo flight on (date) under the following conditions: (List all conditions which require endorsement, e.g., flight which requires communication with air traffic control, flight in an aircraft for which the pilot does not hold a category/class rating, etc.) [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010

Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower: section 61.101(d).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.101(d). I have determined He/She is proficient to conduct operations in Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower. [DATE] Instructor Name, 1234567CFI, Exp. 12/31/2010


Other Endorsements

TSA Citizenship Verification Endorsement [AOPA]
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has presented me a [insert type of document presented, such as a U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport, and the relevant control or sequential number on the document, if any] establishing that [he or she] is a U.S. citizen or national in accordance with 49 CFR § 1552.3(h). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19
    Non-Citizen Process for Training
(Not required for BFR/IPC)

Completion of a flight review: 61.56(a) and (c).

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), ( grade of pilot certificate), (certificate number), has satisfactorily completed a flight review of § 61.56(a) on (date). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19
   NOTE: No logbook entry reflecting unsatisfactory performance on a flight review is required.

Completion of an instrument proficiency check: 61.57(d).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), ( grade of pilot certificate), (ce rtificate number), has satisfactorily completed the instrument proficiency check of § 61.57(d) in a (list make and model of aircraft) on (date). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

   NOTE: No logbook entry reflecting unsatisfactory performance on an instrument proficiency check is required

To act as PIC in a complex airplane: section 61.31(e).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), ( grade of pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of § 61.31(e) in a (make and model of complex airplane). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation and systems of a complex airplane. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

To act as PIC in a high performance airplane: section 61.31(f).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), ( grade of pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of § 61.31(f) in a (make and model of high performance airplane). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation and systems of a hi gh performance airplane. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

To act as PIC in a pressurized aircraft capable of high altitude operations: section 61.31(g).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), ( grade of pilot certificate), (certificate n umber), has received the required training of § 61.31(g) in a (make and model of pressurized aircraft). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation and systems of a pressurized aircraft. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

To act as PIC in a tailwheel airplane: section 61.31(i).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), ( grade of pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of § 61.31(i) in a (make and model of tailwheel airplane). I have determ ined that he/she is proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-3-19

To act as PIC of an aircraft in solo operations when the pilot does not hold an appropriate category/class rating: section 61.31(d)(2).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by § 61.31(d)(2) to serve as a PIC in a (specific category and class of aircraft). I have determined that he/she is prepared to serve as PIC in that (make and model ) aircraft . Limitations: (optional). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Retesting after failure of a knowledge or practical test: section 61.49.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the additional (flight and/or ground, as appropriate) training as required by § 61.49. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name of) knowledge/practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-3-19

   NOTE: In the case of a failed knowledge test, the instructor may complete the endorsement in the space provided at the bottom of the applicant’s airman knowledge test. For another practical test, logged training, a 61.49 endorsement in the logbook, and a new IACRA application are required!

Review of a home study curriculum: § 61.35(a)(1)
I certify I have reviewed the home study curriculum of (First name, MI, Last name). I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name of) knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19


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