Sport Pilot DPE shortage

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:38 pm

Great news, Professor!
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby Jim Hardin » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:48 pm

A little late but congrats Paul.

Can you sign off your own students and examine them or play shuffle with another instructor?

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby Warmi » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Jim Hardin wrote:A little late but congrats Paul.

Can you sign off your own students and examine them or play shuffle with another instructor?


Huh ... I cannot imagine this being ethically acceptable :-)
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm

Jim Hardin wrote:A little late but congrats Paul.

Can you sign off your own students and examine them or play shuffle with another instructor?


He can instruct them, then hand them off to another instructor for check ride prep, then do the check ride. He can't both sign them off and do the check ride.

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby Hambone » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:08 am

Congrats, Paul!

As a DPE-SP, can you give the CFI-S checkride?

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:17 am

3Dreaming wrote:He can instruct them, then hand them off to another instructor for check ride prep, then do the check ride. He can't both sign them off and do the check ride.


That's correct. As an aside: for Sport Pilots, the FARs require 2 hours of checkride prep (dual) within the 2 calendar months prior to the practical test. (For Private candidates, it's 3 hours.) But, another regulation says the recommending Instructor must have given any applicant 3 hours of dual to sign him or her off. So, my plan is to turn my students over to an adjunct CFI after completing XC training. That other CFI will finish them up, walk them through the IACRA process, sign them off, and then I will have to evaluate them as though I had never flown with them.
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:20 am

Hambone wrote:As a DPE-SP, can you give the CFI-S checkride?


Not yet, Ham. After I've served as a DPE for a year, I can then apply to add that privilege.
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