Ballooning Knowledge Test Required?

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  1. Skymac

    Skymac Filing Flight Plan

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    So as a CFI - Fixed Wing I may be a little embarrassed to say this but for the life of me, I can not find it in the FAR’s or the info on the FAA site about knowledge testing.

    I’m going to knock out my training for lighter-than-air and I’m curious as a CFI or even as a Private Pilot, Fixed Wing, would you be required to take the written test for lighter-than-air; or do we get a “by”?

    Anyone with knowledge?

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
  2. Anymouse

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    Haven't done the balloon thing, but so far none of my add on's required a written test.
     
  3. murphey

    murphey Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    There are a few questions on the BGI and/or AGI exam, IIRC. Have you taken a look at the LTA ACS (or PTS if they haven't changed it yet?)
    If it's an add-on like the glider, probably won't need the written. But what do I know? I've had to take the instrument written multiple times since I never get to the checkride. Not as bad as Denverpilot, who took over 20 years.....
     
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    Read 14 CFR 61.63.
     
  5. Skymac

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    61.63 was it, no test needed! Thank you!
     
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    Correct. No written test needed. I was private SEL first, lighter than air second.