Anyone know the frightened little girl there who interperets the FAR's to suit his own agenda? Seems to think that for the CFII equivalency, you need to be a former IFE. For any 'brain-surgeons' here who think this to be the case, you - like the Rochester DPE - need to read the regs again...and this time pay attention; particularly to the difference between 'instructor' and 'examiner'. Ah the beauty of FACTS! Always, always out-trumps opinions.