Al Itani

FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

INSTRUCTOR ENDORSEMENTS

AC No: 61-65E Date: 11/29/2005
The following examples are recommended sample endorsements for use by authorized instructors when endorsing logbooks for airmen applying for a knowledge or practical test, or when certifying accomplishment of requirements for pilot operating privileges. Each endorsement must be legible and include the instructor's signature, date of signature, certificated flight instructor (CFI) or certificated ground instructor (CGI) certificate number, and certificate expiration date, if applicable. The purpose for this advisory circular is to provide guidance and to encourage standardization amongst instructors.
Endorsement for practical test prerequisites: FAR 61.39(a)(6).
All Practical Tests that require an endorsement must have this Instructor endorsement. AC 61.65E Page 5 Paragraph 9. (NOTE)
I certify that Mr./Ms.____________________ has received training time required within the preceding two Calenderer Months in preparation for the (Name of test) (category and class) practical test and find him/her prepared for that test. (if knowledge test is required and applicant has achieved less than 100%) He/she has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of the subject areas found deficient on the (Name of Test) aeronautical knowledge test.
{Date}  {Signature}  {Print Name}  {CFI number and expiration}
 
Student Pilot Endorsements Sport & Recreational Pilot Endorsements Private Pilot Endorsements Commercial Pilot Endorsements
Instrument Rating Endorsements Flight Instructor Endorsements Ground Instructor Endorsement Additional Endorsements

Student Pilot Endorsements

Presolo aeronautical knowledge: section 61.87(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has satisfactorily completed the presolo knowledge exam of section 61.87(b) for the (make and model aircraft).
S/S {date} J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Presolo flight training: section 61.87(c).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required presolo training in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined he/she has demonstrated the proficiency of section 61.87 ((d) through (m), as appropriate) and is proficient to make solo flights in (aircraft category*: make and model aircraft).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

* Use the following letters to indicate the category of aircraft: (d) Airplane (g) Gyroplane (i) Glider (j) Airship (k) Balloon (l) powered parachute (m) weight-shift-control

Presolo flight training at night: section 61.87(c) and (o).
I certify that {First name, MI, Last name} has received the required presolo training in a {make and model aircraft}. I have determined he/she has demonstrated the proficiency of § 61.87(m) and is proficient to make solo flights at night in a {make and model aircraft}.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Solo flight (first 90-day period): section 61.87(n)(2).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined he/she meets the applicable requirements of section 61.87(n) and is proficient to make solo flights in (make and model).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Solo flight (each additional 90-day period): section 61.87(p)(v).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined he/she meets the applicable requirements of section 61.87(p) and is proficient to make solo flights in (make and model).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Solo takeoffs and landings at another airport within 25 nm: section 61.93(b)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.93(b)(1). I have determined that he/she is proficient to practice solo takeoffs and landings at (airport name). The takeoffs and landings at (airport name) are subject to the following conditions: (List any applicable conditions or limitations.)
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Initial solo cross-country flight training: section 61.93(c)(1).
NOTE: The instructor who provided the training places an endorsement in the student’s logbook before the first solo cross-country and endorses the back of the student pilot certificate.

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required solo cross-country training. I find he/she has met the applicable requirements of section 61.93, and is proficient to make solo cross-country flights in a (make and model aircraft).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Solo cross-country flight: section 61.93(c)(2).
NOTE: This is done before each solo cross-country flight and may be accomplished by any instructor who reviews the flight planning. This endorsement is made in the student’s logbook.

I have reviewed the cross-country planning of (First name, MI, Last name). I find the planning and preparation to be correct to make the solo flight from (location) to (destination) via (route of flight) with landings at (name the airports) in a (make and model aircraft) on (date). (List any applicable conditions or limitations.)
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Repeated solo cross-country flights not more than 50 nm from the point of departure: section 61.93(b)(2).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in both directions between and at both (airport names). I have determined that he/she is proficient of section 61.93(b)(2) to conduct repeated solo cross-country flights over that route, subject to the following conditions: (List any applicable conditions or limitations.)

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Solo flight in Class B, C, and D airspace: section 61.94(a).
NOTE: Required each additional 90-day period.

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.94(a). I have determined he/she is proficient to conduct solo flights in (name of Class B, C, or D) airspace and authorized to operate to, from through and at __________ airport. (List any applicable conditions or limitations.)
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Solo flight to, from, or at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace or on an airport having an operational control tower: section 61.94(a) and section 91.131(b)(1).
NOTE: Required each additional 90-day period.

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.94(a)(1). I have determined that he/she is proficient to conduct solo flight operations at (name of airport) located in Class B, C, or D airspace or on an airport having an operational control tower. (List any applicable conditions or limitations.)

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Presolo flight training at night: section 61.87(c) and (o).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required presolo training in a (make and model aircraft) and determined he/she has demonstrated the proficiency of section 61.87(o) and is proficient to make solo flights at night in a (make and model aircraft).

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

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Sport Pilot Endorsements

Taking aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1) and section 61.309.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required aeronautical knowledge training of section 61.309. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Taking flight proficiency check for different category or class of aircraft: section 61.309 and section 61.311.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training required in accordance with sections 61.309 and 61.311 and have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the proficiency check).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Passing flight proficiency check for different category or class of aircraft: section 61.309 and section 61.311.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements of sections 61.309 and 61.311 and I have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of (category and class) of light-sport aircraft.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Flight proficiency in same category and class within a different make and model of aircraft: section 61.323.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.323 in (make and model aircraft) and have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of that light-sport aircraft.

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Taking sport pilot practical test: section 61.309, section 61.311, and section 61.313.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training required in accordance with section 61.309 and section 61.311 and met the aeronautical experience requirements of section 61.313. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (type of practical test).

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Passing a sport pilot practical test: section 61.309, section 61.311, and section 61.313.
NOTE: Required by section 61.317, issued by a designated pilot examiner (DPE).

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements of section 61.309, section 61.311, and section 61.313, and I have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of (category and class of light sport aircraft) aircraft.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower: section 61.325.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.325. I have determined he/she is proficient to conduct operations in Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Light-sport aircraft that has a VH greater than 87 knots CAS: section 61.327.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training required in accordance with section 61.327 in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of a light-sport aircraft that has a VH greater than 87 knots (kts) CAS.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
 
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Recreational Pilot Endorsements

Aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1), section 61.96(b)(3), and section 61.97(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.97(b). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.96(b)(5), section 61.98(a) and (b), and section 61.99.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.98(b) and section 61.99. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the practical test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Recreational pilot to operate within 50 nm of the airport where training was received: section 61.101(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.101(b). I have determined he/she is competent to operate at the (name of airport).
Date: Signature: Print Name: CFI number and expiration:
Recreational pilot to act as PIC on a flight that exceeds 50 nm of the departure airport: section 61.101(c).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required cross-country training of section 61.101(c). I have determined that he/she is proficient in cross-country flying of part 61, subpart E.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Recreational pilot with less than 400 flight hours and not logged PIC time within the preceding 180 days: section 61.101(g).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required 180-day recurrent training of section 61.101(g) in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined him/her proficient to act as PIC of that aircraft.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Recreational pilot to conduct solo flights for the purpose of obtaining an additional certificate or rating while under the supervision of an authorized flight instructor: section 61.101(i).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.87 in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined he/she is prepared to conduct a solo flight on (date) under the following conditions: (List all conditions which require endorsement, e.g., flight which requires communication with air traffic control, flight in an aircraft for which the pilot does not hold a category/class rating, etc.).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower: section 61.101(d).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.101(d). I have determined he/she is proficient to conduct operations in Class B, C, or D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or on an airport having an operational control tower.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
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Private Pilot Endorsements

Aeronautical knowledge test: sections 61.35(a)(1), 61.103(d), and 61.105.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with section 61.105. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Flight proficiency/practical test: sections 61.103(f), 61.107(b), and 61.109.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with sections 61.107 and 61.109. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name the practical test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
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Commercial Pilot Endorsements

Aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1), section 61.123(c), and section 61.125.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.125. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.123(e), section 61.127, and section 61.129.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.127 and section 61.129. I have determined he/she is prepared for the (name the practical test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
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Instrument Rating Endorsements

Aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a)(1) and section 61.65(a) and (b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.65(b). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.65(a)(6).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.65(c) and (d). I have determined he/she is prepared for the Instrument—(airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift) practical test.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
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Flight Instructor Endorsements

Fundamentals of instructing knowledge test: section 61.183(d) and section 61.185(a)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required fundamentals of instruction training of section 61.185(a)(1).

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Flight instructor ground and flight proficiency/practical test: section 61.183(g) and section 61.187(a) and (b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.187(b). I have determined he/she is prepared for the CFI—(aircraft category and class) practical test.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Flight instructor certificate with instrument—(category/class) rating/practical test: section 61.183(g) and section 61.187(a) and (b)(7).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required CFII training of section 61.187(b)(7). I have determined he/she is prepared for the CFII(airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift) practical test.
Date: Signature: Print Name: CFI number and expiration:
Spin training: section 61.183(i)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.183(i). I have determined that he/she is competent in instructional skills for training stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures.

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

NOTE: The above spin training endorsement is required of flight instructor applicants for the airplane and glider ratings only.

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FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WITH A SPORT

PILOT RATING ENDORSEMENTS

 

Taking the fundamentals of instructing knowledge test: section 61.405(a)(1).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with section 61.405(a)(1). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Taking sport pilot flight instructor aeronautical knowledge test: section 61.35(a) (1) and section 61.405(a).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.405(a)(2). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Taking the flight instructor flight proficiency check to provide training if a different category or class of aircraft(additional category/class): section 61.419 and section 61.409.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training in accordance with section 61.419 and section 61.409 and have determined he/she is prepared for a proficiency check for the flight instructor with a sport pilot rating in a (aircraft category and class).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Passing the flight instructor flight proficiency check to provide training in a different category or class of aircraft(additional category/class): section 61.419 and section 61.409.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements in accordance with section 61.419 and section 61.409. I have determined that he/she is proficient and authorized for the additional (aircraft category and class) flight instructor privilege.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Taking the flight instructor practical test: section 61.409 and section 61.411.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.409 and met the aeronautical experience requirements of section 61.411. I have determined he/she is prepared for the flight instructor with a sport pilot rating practical test in a (aircraft category and class).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Passing the flight instructor practical test: section 61.409 and section 61.411.
NOTE: Required by section 61.417, issued by a DPE.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has met the requirements in accordance with section 61.409 and section 61.411. I have determined that he/she is proficient and authorized for the (aircraft category and class) flight instructor privilege.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
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Ground Instructor Endorsement

Ground instructor who does not meet the recent experience requirements: section 61.217(b).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has demonstrated satisfactory proficiency on the appropriate ground instructor knowledge and training subjects of section 61.213(a)(3) and (a)(4).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00 [ *or CGI, as appropriate] (The expiration date would apply only to a CFI.)
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Additional Endorsements

Verification of U.S. citizenship:
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), has presented me a (insert type of document presented, such as U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport, and the relevant control or sequential number on the document, if any) establishing that (he or she) is a U.S. citizen or national in accordance with 49 CFR 1552.3(h).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Completion of a flight review: section 61.56(a) and (c).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has satisfactorily completed a flight review of section 61.56(a) on (date).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

NOTE: No logbook entry reflecting unsatisfactory performance on a flight review is required.

Completion of a phase of an FAA-sponsored pilot proficiency award program (WINGS): section 61.56(e).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has satisfactorily completed Phase No. ___ of a WINGS program on (date).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Completion of an instrument proficiency check: section 61.57(d).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has satisfactorily completed the instrument proficiency check of section 61.57(d) in a (list make and model of aircraft) on (date).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

NOTE: No logbook entry reflecting unsatisfactory performance on an instrument proficiency check is required.

To act as PIC in a complex airplane: section 61.31(e).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of section 61.31(e) in a (make and model of complex airplane). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation and systems of a complex airplane.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
To act as PIC in a high performance airplane: section 61.31(f).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of section 61.31(f) in a (make and model of high performance airplane). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation and systems of a high performance airplane.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
To act as PIC in a pressurized aircraft capable of high altitude operations: section 61.31(g).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of section 61.31(g) in a (make and model of pressurized aircraft). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation and systems of a pressurized aircraft.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
To act as PIC in a tailwheel airplane: section 61.31(i).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training of section 61.31(i) in a (make and model of tailwheel airplane). I have determined that he/she is proficient in the operation of a tailwheel airplane.
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
To act as PIC of an aircraft in solo operations when the pilot does not hold an appropriate category/class rating: section 61.31(d)(3).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by section 61.31(d)(3) to serve as a PIC in a (category and class of aircraft). I have determined that he/she is prepared to serve as PIC in that (make and model of aircraft).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00
Retesting after failure of a knowledge or practical test: section 61.49.
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the additional (flight and/or ground, as appropriate) training as required by section 61.49. I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge/practical test)S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

NOTE: In the case of a failed knowledge test, the instructor may complete the endorsement in the space provided at the bottom of the applicant’s airman knowledge test report. The instructor must sign the block provided for the instructor’s recommendation on the reverse side of FAA Form 8710-1 application for each retake of a practical test.

Additional aircraft category or class rating (other than ATP): section 61.63(b) or (c).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate), (certificate number), has received the required training for an additional (name the aircraft category/class rating). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the practical test) for the addition of a (name the aircraft category/class rating)

S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Type rating only, already holds the appropriate category or class rating (other than ATP): section 61.63(d)(2) and (3).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.63(d)(2) and (3) for an addition of a (name the type rating).

Date: Signature: Print Name: CFI number and expiration:

Type rating concurrently with an additional category or class rating (other than ATP): section 61.63(d)(2) and (3).
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of section 61.63(d)(2) and (3) for an addition of a (name the category/class/type rating). I have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the practical test) for the addition of a (name the aircraft category/class/type rating).
S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-00