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Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:38 pm
by FastEddieB
Great news, Professor!

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:48 pm
by Jim Hardin
A little late but congrats Paul.

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

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm
by Warmi
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 :-)

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm
by 3Dreaming
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.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:08 am
by Hambone
Congrats, Paul!

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

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:17 am
by drseti
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.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:20 am
by drseti
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.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:02 pm
by drseti
For several months now, I've been telling you about my efforts to resolve the Sport Pilot Examiner shortage. I'm still jumping through the final hoops to become certified (it could take another week, or a couple of months, depending upon the FAA...) Meanwhile, my new DPE website just went live. Take an advance look at:

http://SportPilotExaminer.US

Comments and feedback always welcome.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:55 pm
by 3Dreaming
Paul, Any suggestions on a good source for finding DPE's around the country? I have been trying to figure out where the closest glider DPE is for my son. We don't have one in our FSDO area.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:13 pm
by drseti
Tom, here's a link to the FAA DPE search engine:

http://av-info.faa.gov/DesigneeSearch.asp

Use the pulldowns to select the category/class of aircraft, and the FAA District of interest.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:58 pm
by Wm.Ince
drseti wrote:For several months now, I've been telling you about my efforts to resolve the Sport Pilot Examiner shortage. I'm still jumping through the final hoops to become certified (it could take another week, or a couple of months, depending upon the FAA...) Meanwhile, my new DPE website just went live. Take an advance look at:
http://SportPilotExaminer.US
Comments and feedback always welcome.

Very well done.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:15 pm
by 3Dreaming
drseti wrote:Tom, here's a link to the FAA DPE search engine:

http://av-info.faa.gov/DesigneeSearch.asp

Use the pulldowns to select the category/class of aircraft, and the FAA District of interest.


I've looked at this before. The pull down gives lots of choices but glider and airplane are not among them. even when you go to the individual FSDO it doesn't state airplane or glider.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 pm
by drseti
3Dreaming wrote: even when you go to the individual FSDO it doesn't state airplane or glider.


True, Tom, but you can dig it out indirectly. When you get the names from the individual FSDO's list of DPEs, some of the names have specific aircraft models listed. This will give you a hint as to the examiner's specialty. For example, those listing R-22 and R-44 are obviously helicopter examiners. Those listing Sw 2-33 are glider examiners, etc.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:49 am
by 3Dreaming
drseti wrote:
3Dreaming wrote: even when you go to the individual FSDO it doesn't state airplane or glider.


True, Tom, but you can dig it out indirectly. When you get the names from the individual FSDO's list of DPEs, some of the names have specific aircraft models listed. This will give you a hint as to the examiner's specialty. For example, those listing R-22 and R-44 are obviously helicopter examiners. Those listing Sw 2-33 are glider examiners, etc.


When they list models like that it is only for aircraft that require a special authorization to perform a check ride in. I have never seen a listing for a specific model of single engine airplane or glider.

Re: Sport Pilot DPE shortage

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:39 pm
by Jim Hardin
3Dreaming wrote:
drseti wrote:Tom, here's a link to the FAA DPE search engine:

http://av-info.faa.gov/DesigneeSearch.asp

Use the pulldowns to select the category/class of aircraft, and the FAA District of interest.


I've looked at this before. The pull down gives lots of choices but glider and airplane are not among them. even when you go to the individual FSDO it doesn't state airplane or glider.


Wouldn't the https://www.ssa.org/ be a source? Might have to join.