CFI Gold Seal Question

Jabwmu

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Does a Gold Seal CFI certificate have the words "Gold Seal" on it or just the gold/yellow circle in the right corner? I just renewed mine through American Flyers online and the temporary shows Gold Seal but the actual hard license does not. Does anyone remember.

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just the gold/yellow circle in the right corner.

And no one will care that you have one.
 

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Except for those that have it....
True I have a gold seal. I thought it would matter when applying for jobs, but no one cares. So yes you are right, I'm the only one that cares about my gold seal CFI.
 

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Haha. Thanks, I couldn't remember.
 

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flyingfool said:
just the gold/yellow circle in the right corner.
That and $4 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
 

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Gold Seal just means having your CFI/II and MEI right?
 

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no, four criteria count for a gold seal

8 for 10 applicants must pass a checkride on first attempt

OR

20 tests given as a chief flight instructor in a 141 curriculum or as a DPE

OR

a combination of the above, however 2 checkrides given count for a single pass on a checkride

AND

the applicant must hold either an AGI or IGI certificate
 
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I actually qualified for the gold seal, but didn't bother with doing the paper work. It doesn't matter a whole lot for getting jobs, but I think there some advantages to having it when it comes time to renew, although I'm not exactly sure what they are and I'm too lazy to look it up.

-Goose
 

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It will renew your cfi based on the gold seal status, however I believe the 8/10 pass rate must be within the last 12 or 24 calender months
 

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blesko said:
It will renew your cfi based on the gold seal status, however I believe the 8/10 pass rate must be within the last 12 or 24 calender months
I renewed my CFI using a 4/5 student pass rate and I don't have a gold seal.

Part 61.197(a)(2)(i): A record of training students showing that, during the preceding 24 calendar months, the flight instructor has endorsed at least five students for a practical test for a certificate or rating and at least 80 percent of those students passed that test on the first attempt;






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I see some "Gold Seal" envy out there...I specifically got hired at FDX due to my Gold Seal.
 

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And no one will care that you have one.
I care.

I am sorry you are bitter over this subject; that you haven't recieved acknowledgement of your accomplishment,...yet.

But if you stay at it, and continue to do self-improvement things, as the gold seal implies, as you gain experience, you will learn what it means.
 

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I care.

I am sorry you are bitter over this subject; that you haven't recieved acknowledgement of your accomplishment,...yet.

But if you stay at it, and continue to do self-improvement things, as the gold seal implies, as you gain experience, you will learn what it means.
Ok what about this. Once a gold seal always a gold seal. It only says something about someone when they first got the gold seal. After that their pass rate could go down to 0% but they will still be a gold seal CFI. I renewed it this way so I didn't have to spend a weekend in a class or hours online. It's nice to have and all I'm saying is I care about it, but most other people don't.
 

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I renewed my CFI using a 4/5 student pass rate and I don't have a gold seal.

Part 61.197(a)(2)(i): A record of training students showing that, during the preceding 24 calendar months, the flight instructor has endorsed at least five students for a practical test for a certificate or rating and at least 80 percent of those students passed that test on the first attempt;


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Thats also correct, however we're not discussing that. The applying for a gold seal will renew your CFI at 8/10 pass rate, not a 4/5 pass rate. At least 10 students must take a checkride and a minimum of 8 pass on the first attempt
 

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Dunno?
GOLD SEAL FTW! Gold = Shiny, everyone loves shiny things! ;)
 

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blesko said:
Thats also correct, however we're not discussing that. The applying for a gold seal will renew your CFI at 8/10 pass rate, not a 4/5 pass rate. At least 10 students must take a checkride and a minimum of 8 pass on the first attempt
The 8/10 is to GET the Goal Seal and renew it ONCE. You can use the 8/10 qualification to renew it once. So figure that would be two 24 month periods of 4/5 (for a regular CFI) or one 48 month period for a Goal Seal. After that your going to need to renew your Goal Seal like everyother CFI.

Six one way, half dozen the other.

Now, is that what you're discussing?





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I'm gonna start a "Gold Seal" Club out of spite so those who have achieved this status can lament, and relax on our laurels of accomplishment...
 
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