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Flight Instruction - Regular and Mountain

Flight Review. Instructor requirements?
Past Forum User
Flight review coming up and I located an instructor but she says that she can't fly with me (in my 185 Skywagon) because she does not have a tail wheel endorsement! Same thing for an IPC which I also need.

Are there any instructors out there on the forum who might have the real story on any regs that pertain to this. I looked and found that you need an "authorized instructor" for the Flight Review. Nothing about an instructor needing a tail wheel endorsement, just category and class and a type rating if the aircraft needed one.

(b) Aircraft Ratings. A flight instructor may not conduct flight training in any aircraft for which the flight instructor does not hold:

(1) A pilot certificate and flight instructor certificate with the applicable category and class rating; and

(2) If appropriate, a type rating.

Yes, an instructor would need a tail wheel endorsement if she were the PIC, but on a Flight Review, it's my understanding that the one needing the review is PIC.

I'm also calling our FSDO to see what they say.

Thanks in advance for any help on this!