TimTaylor wrote:A CFI is PIC if the student is not licensed and current or becomes incapable of acting as PIC, or is flying under a hood.
True, but I was talking about my DPE duties. The FAA Order under which a DPE operates makes it very clear that we are not exercising CFI privileges when acting as a DPE. We are not allowed to give instruction. As independent contractors providing an FAA quality control function for hire, we are engaged in a commercial operation. Thus, we cannot do this under Basic Med (unless FAA writes an exception into the rules or thru legal interpretation, as they did for CFIs).