AC 61-65E–Change 1—Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors

FAA has updated AC 61-65E: Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors with Change 1. This AC “Provides guidance for pilots and flight instructors on the certification standards, written test procedures, and other requirements contained in FAR Part 61.” It also includes recommended logbook endorsements that CFIs should use when logging instructional flights, endorsing students for solo and cross-country flights, and preparing customers for practical tests.

FAA published AC 61-65F on February 25, 2016, which includes changes to the procedure for obtaining a student pilot certificate.

The update, published January 6, 2014, includes important changes to the requirements for the ATP certificate and other revisions, which are outlined in the record of changes.