Sport Pilot DPE shortage

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby WDD » Tue May 01, 2018 6:58 am

Drat......

Sorry - thought I might have had a glimmer of hope there for you.....

If you're still stuck in a few months, I'll come over and be your Guinea pig. Don't worry, I wouldn't think of making the exam interesting, such as pretending to hear voices in the middle of the oral exam, having Dominos make a delivery 20 min into the test, etc.....

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Tue May 01, 2018 9:09 am

That's a very kind offer. But I hope to be well past all of this by the time you're ready. (Which doesn't mean I wouldn't be happy to be your examiner when the time comes.)
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby WDD » Wed May 02, 2018 7:05 am

On a more serious note, I assume you can't be both the CFI and the examiner to the same person?

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed May 02, 2018 8:52 am

WDD wrote:On a more serious note, I assume you can't be both the CFI and the examiner to the same person?


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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby comperini » Wed May 02, 2018 3:04 pm

drseti wrote:The first year, yes. After that, they have the option of appointing you to a two-year term, and you only have to do all that half as often! :)


But you still get evaluated every year. At least us AFS-610 appointees do.
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 4:18 pm

comperini wrote:But you still get evaluated every year. At least us AFS-610 appointees do.


Entirely correct, Bob (even under AFS-650). And, as to the previous comment: my FSDO informed me today that, under the new FAA Order 8000.95, appointments will remain at just one year, for all DPEs. :(

That's the bad news. But, stand by for the good news, pending later tonight.
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 4:29 pm

At long last! As promised, here's today's good news:

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 4:33 pm

Here's FSDO manager Bill Banks presenting me with my DPE certificate this morning!

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby TimTaylor » Wed May 02, 2018 4:43 pm

Congratulations Paul.
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby comperini » Wed May 02, 2018 4:45 pm

drseti wrote:
comperini wrote:But you still get evaluated every year. At least us AFS-610 appointees do.


Entirely correct, Bob (even under AFS-650). And, as to the previous comment: my FSDO informed me today that, under the new FAA Order 8000.95, appointments will remain at just one year, for all DPEs. :(


Interesting.. we are on two year cycles.. that doesn't mean much, except different paperwork, and the online course once every two years. I do need to fly with my POI every year though, and they do observe the oral. Being a 610 designee, I have no geographical limit as to where I can do tests. I don't need permission from a FSDO to operate in their kingdom. I assume you are restricted to your FSDOs area (unless permission is granted to operate outside of your area)?
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 4:51 pm

comperini wrote: I assume you are restricted to your FSDOs area (unless permission is granted to operate outside of your area)?


You assume correctly (although, given the Sport DPE shortage nation-wide, I don't think such permission is likely to be withheld, if someone out of the area requests me, and is willing to pay my travel costs).
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed May 02, 2018 5:03 pm

Did your applicant decide they were ready, or did you find another guinea pig?

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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Wed May 02, 2018 6:15 pm

3Dreaming wrote:Did your applicant decide they were ready, or did you find another guinea pig?


Neither, Tom. The FSDO inspector took pity on me, and very kindly appointed me, with the proviso that he would observe my first actual exam.
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby drseti » Thu May 03, 2018 12:26 pm

Hambone wrote:Congrats, Paul!

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


Much to my surprise, they did include CFI-S on the Certificate of Authority I received yesterday - but only for renewals, reinstatements, and category/class add-ons. I expect they'll add initial CFI-S exam privileges at my first DPE renewal next year.
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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu May 03, 2018 7:14 pm

drseti wrote:
Hambone wrote:Congrats, Paul!

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


Much to my surprise, they did include CFI-S on the Certificate of Authority I received yesterday - but only for renewals, reinstatements, and category/class add-ons. I expect they'll add initial CFI-S exam privileges at my first DPE renewal next year.


According to the specialty examiner branch your DPE would not be valid for category/class add-ons. You would be acting solely as an instructor in that capacity.

This came up when I had a question about doing an add-on for someone who didn't have a current flight review.


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