Check Ride sign off

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  1. Majid. M

    Majid. M Filing Flight Plan

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    Hello

    I was wondering in order to get signed off for a check ride, can one instructor sign off for the ground portion and another instructor sign off the flight portion. Or one instructor must do both.
    haven't gone deep into FAR/AIM to see if there is a rule for this.

    Thank you all. Be safe.
     
  2. rk911

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    i took and passed ground school before even starting flight training. my CFI signed off for the check ride. this was 9-years ago so unless something has changed it should not be a problem.
     
  3. nrm2430

    nrm2430 Pre-Flight

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    You can be signed off for each by different instructors. It’s 2 separate endorsements needed so it doesn’t matter if 2 different instructors signed off. You still need to have the same knowledge as everybody else, regardless of who taught you.
     
  4. ytodd

    ytodd Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I had 2.
     
  5. Trogdor

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    I also have two.
     
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    yes, I had 6 flight instructors from 3 states before getting PPL. Study, study, study....:)
     
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    For the private practical test:

    §61.103 Eligibility requirements: General.
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    (f) Receive flight training and a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor who:

    (1) Conducted the training in the areas of operation listed in §61.107(b) of this part that apply to the aircraft rating sought; and

    (2) Certified that the person is prepared for the required practical test.​


    Note that the "endorsement" certifies the person is prepared for the "practical test", not just a portion of it. Hard to imagine a CFI taking another CFI's word for it.
     
  8. flyingron

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    I think he meant for "ground portion" he meant the written "knowledge test" not the oral part of the practical.