CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 22

CHECKLIST

Checkride

Q

I WAS PRIVATE PILOT CHECKRIDE-READY
SEVERAL YEARS AGO BUT HAVE NOT
FLOWN SINCE THEN. CAN YOU RECOMMEND
HOW BEST TO APPROACH GETTING BACK IN
THE AIR AND GETTING THE APPROPRIATE
PRACTICE, PROFICIENCY, AND CONFIDENCE
TO BE CHECKRIDE-READY ONCE AGAIN?

A

Well, the good news is that most of the
maneuvers you have learned in the past
haven't changed. The bad news is that the ACS may
be new and there are some new things to learn and
many to brush up on before heading right back to
a checkride. Find a good, current instructor, and
sit down and talk through where your knowledge
level really is and what you remember. Also, " study
with a friend. " Having a good study buddy is one of
the most valuable things you can do when getting
ready for a test. You will ask each other questions,
challenge each other's knowledge, and find holes
in each other's knowledge. There are literally
hundreds of websites, podcasts, newsletters, and
other resources that have been developed in the
past few years. Information abounds today in ways
it didn't five years ago. Use those resources to build
confidence as you get ready and back into flying
ahead of a practical test.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Q

DO DPES QUESTION APPLICANTS
ON VORMON PROCEDURES? (GPS
OUTAGE BACKUP)

A

Yes! In fact, when we consider it in a scenario
situation, we might ask what a pilot might do
if they were flying through an area where a GPS
testing blockage was taking place. Understanding
the limitations of the equipment in their aircraft
in the event of GPS unavailability is a very real
scenario that might be questioned on a practical
test and one that helps an examiner evaluate an
applicant's knowledge of affected systems, how it
affects their ability to conduct approaches, and how
they would manage the planning and conduct of a
flight if that condition exists.

Q

I'M GETTING BACK INTO GA AFTER
50 YEARS OF MILITARY AND AIRLINE
FLYING. DO YOU SUGGEST USING AN IPAD
AS AN EFB AND WHAT SIZE WOULD YOU
RECOMMEND?

A

Good question, it depends. Everyone has a
preferred tool and way to view it, whether
it's a yoke mounted iPad or a kneeboard version.
You might try a few scenarios on the ground to see
which one you like better, and then use it in flight.
PEARLS OF WISDOM FOR APPLICANTS:
*	 Relax, breathe, and fly the airplane
*	 Have an airworthy aircraft-know if
something is not working if it's okay to fly
*	 Own your checkride-you're the pilot
in command
*	 Be in charge, be confident in yourself, be prepared

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION YOU'D LIKE TO ASK A DPE? EMAIL CFINEWSLETTER@AOPA.ORG TO POST YOUR QUESTION.



CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1

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CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 1
CFI Notes
From the Editor: What's Your One-Stop Safety Source? Safety Spotlights, Of Course
What Good Flight Training Looks Like—Effective Teaching Delivers Students More Learning, Fun, and Consistency
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
Safety Webinars: Proficiency 101—Create Your Personalized Plan for Safe Flight
ASI Message: See Something? Say Something?
CFI News
CFI Tips: Getting Back in the Game
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
There I Was...: Power Loss After Takeoff
Chart Challenge: Where the Wildlife Lives
CFI's Point of View: CFIs, Students, and Safety—Mitigating Risks
Accident Case Study: Trapped in Ice
You Can Fly: AFTA to Enhance Your Flight Instructing Experience—A Dynamic Training Tool
Safety Quiz: In-Flight Icing
CFI Tools: Ease Your Students' Mic Fright—Have Them Say It Right!
Chief's Corner: A Knock on the Head—Almost Didn't See It Coming
Runway Safety: Allentown, PA—No Room for a Mistake
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 1
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - From the Editor: What's Your One-Stop Safety Source? Safety Spotlights, Of Course
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - What Good Flight Training Looks Like—Effective Teaching Delivers Students More Learning, Fun, and Consistency
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Safety Webinars: Proficiency 101—Create Your Personalized Plan for Safe Flight
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - ASI Message: See Something? Say Something?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 12
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI Tips: Getting Back in the Game
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - There I Was...: Power Loss After Takeoff
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Chart Challenge: Where the Wildlife Lives
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI's Point of View: CFIs, Students, and Safety—Mitigating Risks
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 29
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Accident Case Study: Trapped in Ice
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - You Can Fly: AFTA to Enhance Your Flight Instructing Experience—A Dynamic Training Tool
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Safety Quiz: In-Flight Icing
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - CFI Tools: Ease Your Students' Mic Fright—Have Them Say It Right!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 35
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Chief's Corner: A Knock on the Head—Almost Didn't See It Coming
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 37
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - 38
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 1 - Runway Safety: Allentown, PA—No Room for a Mistake
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