A Good Pilot is Always Learning

PTS CFI CFII (2) (2)

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9 FAA-S-8081-6D Change 3 (1/28/2013) 7. Runway incursion avoidance. 8. CFIT. 9. ADM and risk management. 10. Wire strike avoidance. 11. Checklist usage. 12. Temporary flight restrictions (TFRs). 13. Special use airspace (SUA). 14. Aviation security. 15. Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM). 16. Other areas deemed appropriate to any phase of the practical test. With the exception of SRM and the runway incursion avoidance, a given special emphasis area may not be specifically addressed under a given Task. All areas are essential to flight safety and will be evaluated during the practical test. Practical Test Prerequisites An applicant for a flight instructor, initial certification practical test is required by 14 CFR part 61 to: 1. Be at least 18 years of age. 2. Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language. If there is a doubt, use AC 60-28, English Language Skill Standards. 3. Hold either a commercial/instrument pilot or airline transport pilot certificate with an aircraft category rating appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought. 4. Have an endorsement from an authorized instructor on the fundamentals of instructing appropriate to the required knowledge test. 5. Have passed the appropriate flight instructor knowledge test(s) since the beginning of the 24th month before the month in which he or she takes the practical test. Knowledge test validity can be verified in FAA Order 8080.6, Conduct of Airman Knowledge Tests, Chapter 7, Eligibility Requirements. 6. Have an endorsement from an authorized instructor certifying that the applicant has been given flight training in the Areas of Operation listed in 14 CFR part 61, section 61.187, and a written statement from an authorized flight instructor within the preceding 2 calendar months, in accordance with 14 CFR part 61, section 61.39, that instruction was given in preparation for the practical test. The endorsement must also state that the instructor finds the applicant prepared for the required practical test, and that the applicant has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge

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