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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.