14 CFR section 61.189 requires that instructors sign the logbook of each person they have given ground or flight training. AC 61-65 contains suggested endorsements, and this appendix reprints several of the more commonly used endorsements. All of these examples contain the essential elements, but it is not necessary for endorsements to be worded exactly as those in the AC. For example, changes to regulatory requirements may affect the wording or the instructor may customize the endorsement for any special circumstances of the student.

Student Pilot Endorsements

Pre-solo aeronautical knowledge: 61.87(b)
I certify that (First name, Ml, Last name) has satisfactorily completed the pre-solo knowledge exam of 61.87(b) for the (make and model aircraft). S/S [date] JT Jones 987654321 CH Exp. 12-31-00

Pre-solo flight training at night: 61.87(c) and (m)

I certify that (First name, Ml, Last name) has received the required pre-solo training in a (make and model aircraft). I have determined that 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 987654321 CH Exp. 12-31-00

Solo flight (each additional 90-day period): 61.87(n)

I certify that (First name, ML Last name) has received the required training to qualify for solo flying. I have determined he/she meets the applicable requirements of 61.87(n), and is proficient to make solo flights in a (make and model aircraft). S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CFl Exp. 12-31-00

Initial solo cross-country flight: 61.93(c)(1)

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 61.93, and is proficient to make solo cross-country flights in a (make and model aircraft). S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CH Exp. 12-31-00

Solo cross-country flight: 61.93(c)(2)

I have reviewed the cross-country planning of (First name, Ml, 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). May list any appropriate conditions or limitations. S/S [date] JT Jones 987654321 CFl Exp. 12-31-00

Solo flight in Class B airspace: 61.95(a)

I certify that (First name, Ml, Last name) has received the required training of 61.95(a). I have determined he/she is proficient to conduct solo flights in (name of Class B) airspace. May list any applicable conditions or limitations. S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CF1 Exp. 12-31-00

Solo flight to, from, or at an airport located in Class B airspace: 61.95(b) and 91.131(b)(1)(a)

I certify that (First name, Ml, Last name) has received the required training of 61.95(b)(1). I have determined that he/she is proficient to conduct solo flight operations at (name of airport). May list any applicable conditions or limitations. S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CH Exp. 12-31-00

Private Pilot Endorsements

Aeronautical knowledge test: 61.35(a)(1), 61.103(d), and 61.105

I certify that (First name, Ml, Last name) has received the required training of 61.105. 1 have determined he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge test). S/S [date] JJ Jones 987654321 CH Exp. 12-31-00

Flight proriciency/practical test: 61.103(f), 61.107(b), and 61.109

I certify that (First name, Ml, Last name) has received the required training of 61.107 and 61.109. 1 determined he/she is prepared for the (name the practical test). S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CH Exp. 12-31-00

Flight Instructor Endorsements

Spin training: 61.183(i)(1)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the required training of 61.183(i). I have determined that he/she is competent and proficient on instructional skills for training stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery procedures. S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Additional Endorsements

Completion of a flight review: 61.56(a) and (c)

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate) (certificate number) has satisfactorily completed a flight review of 61.56(a) on (date). S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Completion of an instrument proficiency check: 61.57(d)
I certify that (First name, MI, Last name), (pilot certificate) (certificate number) has satisfactorily completed the instrument proficiency check of 61.57(d) in a (list make and model of aircraft) on (date). S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Re-testing after failure of a knowledge or practical test (pilot): 61.49

1 certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the additional (flight and/or ground) training as required by 61.49. 1 have determined that he/she is prepared for the (name the knowledge/practical test). S/S [date] J.J. Jones 987654321 CFI Exp. 12-31-00

Re-testing after failure of a knowledge or oral and practical test (mechanic): 65.19

I have given Mr./Ms. (First name, MI, Last name) additional instruction in each subject area shown to be deficient and consider the applicant competent to pass the test.

Last name _________________________ First name _____________________________
Cert. No. _________________________ Type/Rating(s) __________________________
Signature _________________________ Date _________________________________

Completion of a phase of an FAA-sponsored pilot proficiency award program (WINGS): 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] IT Jones 987654321 CFI Exp. 12-31-00


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