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Old 03-21-2016, 05:50 PM   #1  
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Simple question... If you have or get an ATP... can you use that as a check ride for MEI.. . Or is that a whole different check ride.. Seems like the maneuvers are all the same
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One practical test is for one certificate or rating.
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One practical test is for one certificate or rating.
Not entirely true. You can receive a Type Rating and an ATP at the same time. The difference is that the ATP and Type Rating share the same PTS.

That being said. I'm not sure, but I do believe that since the MEI is about teaching and the ATP is about mastery of the aircraft/command authority, they'd want to keep them separate.
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Simple question... If you have or get an ATP... can you use that as a check ride for MEI.. . Or is that a whole different check ride.. Seems like the maneuvers are all the same
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Two different practical tests. Practical tests can be accomplished concurrently, but everything must be covered, and it must be with agreement by the examiner or inspector. Depending on whether you're currently a flight instructor and have already covered most of the teaching, you may find an examiner amenable to you moving to the right seat and conducting the MEI ride on the same day.

The ATP and the MEI are two different animals. One is about flying the airplane, the other is about teaching others to fly the airplane. The MEI isn't a pilot checkride. It's a teacher checkride. Accomplishing the maneuvers for the ATP doesn't satisfy the demands of the MEI, in which you observe others performing maneuvers, demonstrate some yourself, identify common errors, teach sample items, provide realistic distractions, etc.

The focus between the two rides is quite different.
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