DPE 5 hour requirement

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DPE 5 hour requirement

Postby ka7eej » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:57 am

Paul,

In Order 8710.7 The Sport Pilot DPE Handbook it stated that a DPE of Sport Pilot was required to have 5 hours in the "set" before being able to do a practical test..(I think)

That order seems to have been replaced by 8900.2 that does not seem to say anything about this subject, only that "Candidates for designation as a Designated Pilot Examiner(DPE) must be technically qualified and must hold all pertinent category, class, and type ratings"

Can you clarify this issue please??

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5 hours

Postby roger lee » Wed May 19, 2010 8:44 am

The 5 hour requirement was removed.

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Postby Paul Hamilton » Fri May 21, 2010 11:48 am

Yes the new DPE Handbook 8900.2 only requires 5 hours for multiengine, helicopter and type ratings not LSA/sport pilot any more.

See page 7-1 1 f 2 a if you need it in writting.

It is a requirement made clear at the DPE training by the FAA that the DPE needs to be proficient in all aspects of the airplane before conducting a practical test in it.
Paul is a Sport Pilot CFI/DPE and the expert for ASA who writes the books and produces the DVD's for all pilots flying light sport aircraft.
See www.SportAviationCenter.com www.Sport-Pilot-Training.com and www.BeASportPilot.com to Paul's websites

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Postby ka7eej » Fri May 21, 2010 10:47 pm

Paul and Roger Thank you!!!

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