How many Sport CFIs?

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How many Sport CFIs?

Postby TDFlyer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:06 pm

I downloaded the FAA airmen database, could only find 63 CFI-S Sport Instructors (including, of course, John and Martha King)

63? That's it?

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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:49 pm

I don't think it matters because any CFI can instruct students toward a Sport Pilot certificate.
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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:41 pm

I believe that number may possibly be accurate, because until recently, training received from an FAR 61 Subpart K CFI did not count toward higher ratings. Since most flight schools would not hire a CFI-SP, it was kind of a dead-end rating. With recent changes to allow CFI-SP training to apply for higher ratings, the viability (and hence, popularity) of the CFI-SP will likely increase.
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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby smutny » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:20 pm

drseti wrote:With recent changes to allow CFI-SP training to apply for higher ratings, the viability (and hence, popularity) of the CFI-SP will likely increase.


Was this in the FAA Reauthorization Act? If so, I didn't realize it was in there.

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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby TDFlyer » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:36 pm

TimTaylor wrote:I don't think it matters because any CFI can instruct students toward a Sport Pilot certificate.
As a CFI-S myself, I am aware that any CFI can train a sport pilot student. I was just curious how many other CFI-S’s were out there. I figured there would be more. I had already started working on my CFI-S when the rule change was announced allowing Sport Pilots trained by a CFI-S to credit their training towards a private, that is a huge deal.

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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby Wm.Ince » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:49 pm

TDFlyer wrote:. . . . . the rule change was announced allowing Sport Pilots trained by a CFI-S to credit their training towards a private, that is a huge deal.

Concur.
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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby kbrown66 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Completing CFI academy now...hope to be CFI-S soon.

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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby drseti » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:15 pm

Super! If you're looking for a job, call me when you get that CFI-SP.
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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby TDFlyer » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:47 pm

Never mind. The database I downloaded was corrupted. There are about 500 CFI-S holders

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Re: How many Sport CFIs?

Postby drseti » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:08 pm

That sounds a bit more realistic. Still not overwhelming.
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