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FI(H) revalidation

Old 5th Apr 2019, 18:33
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FI(H) revalidation

Greetings Ppruners,

Apologies if the following question has already been asked in the past, however I could not find an existing thread.

Can a holder of a valid FI(H) revalidate his instructor certificate by undertaking an IRI or TRI course? I understand that a refresher seminar and assessment of competence are required for those who have not met the minimum hours of instruction in the previous 36 months, however both the FI and TRI assessment of competence are in accordance with FCL.935, so wouldn't the additional rating meet the requirements for revalidation of the previous existing rating?

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Old 5th Apr 2019, 19:10
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The simple answer is No however; there is nothing go stop you combining the Assessment of Competence for the FI with the AoC for the IRI or TRI.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 08:42
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Thank you for your reply Whopity.

Since a TRI candidate gets credit for the 25 hours of teaching and learning from the FI course, and both courses require the same assessment of competence in accordance with FCL.935, I am surprised that by undertaking a TRI course a current FI holder cannot revalidate both certificates with one event.

If I understand you correctly, a holder of several instructor ratings such as FI and TRI needs a separate refresher seminar for each rating. Once again the FARs offer a much more practical solution by allowing a CFI to revalidate all his ratings with a single flight instructor refresher clinic.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 22:07
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If I understand you correctly, a holder of several instructor ratings such as FI and TRI needs a separate refresher seminar for each rating.
No, one seminar will be all that is required for all of the Certificates held and if you hold both Aeroplane and Helicopter instructor certificates then again the same seminar may be used. In the case of adding a FI certificate that is treated seperately to the revalidation process but as long as the AoC can fill both requirements then a single test may be used. Discuss with the examiner before you do it.
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 17:31
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Many thanks Whopity, much appreciated.
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