306 How to Pass a Checkride and Not Fail Before You Start – interview with DPE Jason Blair

Max talks with Jason Blair about the pilot examiner shortage and its impact on checkride delays. We also highlight the importance of proper paperwork and the common reasons for test discontinuation. Next, we delve into the requirements for checkride endorsements and the consequences of missing experience requirements. Jason addresses the misinterpretation of instrument rating requirements and the DPIC requirement for the commercial certificate. Finally, we discuss the qualification process for aircraft and the issues related to un-airworthy aircraft. This conversation covers the importance of documentation and airworthiness, checkride horror stories, maintenance issues and attitude, options for dealing with an unairworthy aircraft, the importance of maintenance logs, and organizing and tabbing logbooks.

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242 CFII Mock Checkride – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

242 CFII Mock Checkride – Interview with DPE Jason Blair

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242 Pilot examiner Jason Blair talks about the CFII checkride. He discusses the pros and cons of getting the CFII certificate first. It’s also possible to get a multiengine instructor certificate first. However, the vast majority of people get the CFI first. He then talks about common items sometimes overlook in preparing for the checkride. He then talks about the checkride and ways to study for it.

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217 $202 Million F-22 Crash Report, Light Gun Test for Colorblind Pilots + GA News

217 $202 Million F-22 Crash Report, Light Gun Test for Colorblind Pilots + GA News

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217 Max talks about the Air Force’s report on an F-22 Raptor fighter crash that occurred in the Florida Panhandle in May 2020. The accident chain shows several mistakes including maintenance, pilot and technology errors, plus a wayward piece of tape combined to cause the crash. Later, Max talks with Jason Blair about the light gun test that colorblind pilots can take to get night flying privileges. 

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