CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 23

Q
A
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A REAL EMERGENCY
DURING A CHECKRIDE? IF SO, WHAT
HAPPENS TO THE STUDENT? IF THEY DO THE
RIGHT PROCEDURE, CAN THEY STILL PASS?
Many DPEs have had real emergencies
on practical tests! In the event of a real
emergency occurrence on a practical test (assuming
the applicant was not the cause of the emergency)
the testing is discontinued and typically the
applicant and the DPE will act as a crew to best
handle the emergency for the safest outcome. This
doesn't have to be a major emergency such as an
engine failure, it could be something simple such
as a failure of a required instrument, a flaps motor,
or a fuel gauge. In cases such as this a return to
the airport may be safely completed many times.
If a test is discontinued to handle an emergency,
the handling of that emergency successfully does
not mean the applicant has automatically passed
the test. The ACS/PTS requirements must all be
met for a test to be completed. The applicant may
choose, if time and aircraft resources are available,
to continue the test the same day or at a subsequent
time. The good news, a real emergency will typically
be able to be counted instead of needing to simulate
another one if it occurs on a practical test!
Q
A
WHAT ARE SOME SCARY TOPICS FOR THE
INSTRUMENT CHECKRIDE PLEASE?
Anything that would result in you crashing
into something you didn't see and dying!
OK, seriously though, the main scary topic for
instrument checkrides is whenever an applicant
doesn't understand the " rules of the road " that
keep them from doing exactly that. Instrument
flying is highly technical and structured. It is
that structure that keeps aircraft in line and
away from hitting each other and other things.
The scariest topics for me as an examiner for
applicants are those that relate to the procedural
intricacies, the communications requirements,
and the emergency procedures that are in place
to help deal with any emergencies to keep you
from " bumping into things you didn't see " as a
friend of mine likes to say.
NUGGETS OF WISDOM FROM ASI'S CFIS:
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE THREE D'S.
On a checkride, don't do anything dumb,
different, or dangerous. As a former evaluator,
it always surprised me when someone was
trying a new technique for the first time on their
checkride. A buddy told them the night before
about a good technique and so they tried it out on
the checkride!
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you have a question you'd like to ask a DPE? Email cfinewsletter@aopa.org to post your question.
Checkride
CHECKLIST

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3

CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 3
CFI Notes
Letters
From the Editor: Collisions Avoidance—Use Technology to Your Advantage
You're Behind the Airplane—What Does This Mean?
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
ASI Message: Analyzing Midairs
CFI News
CFI Tips: Terrain Tips for Flatlanders
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
Practical Advice: Avoid Mishaps—Keep Your Pocket Book Happy
Chart Challenge: Pick the Right Height for Your Flight
CFI's Point of View: Two vs One—Is a Two-Pilot Crew Safer than Single-Pilot Operations?
There I Was…: Miracle on Mount St.Helens
You Can Fly: AOPA Flight Training Advantage—In Flight and On the Ground
Safety Quiz: Radio Communication
CFI Tools: Where Am I? Where Am I going?
Chief's Corner: A Cool Job!
Ask ATC: Can ATC Declare an Emergency for You?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Vol. 12, Issue 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Letters
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - From the Editor: Collisions Avoidance—Use Technology to Your Advantage
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - You're Behind the Airplane—What Does This Mean?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 8
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 9
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 10
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - ASI Message: Analyzing Midairs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI Tips: Terrain Tips for Flatlanders
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 21
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Practical Advice: Avoid Mishaps—Keep Your Pocket Book Happy
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 25
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 26
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Chart Challenge: Pick the Right Height for Your Flight
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 28
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI's Point of View: Two vs One—Is a Two-Pilot Crew Safer than Single-Pilot Operations?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 30
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - There I Was…: Miracle on Mount St.Helens
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 32
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - You Can Fly: AOPA Flight Training Advantage—In Flight and On the Ground
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Safety Quiz: Radio Communication
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - CFI Tools: Where Am I? Where Am I going?
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 36
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 37
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Chief's Corner: A Cool Job!
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 39
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - 40
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 12 Issue 3 - Ask ATC: Can ATC Declare an Emergency for You?
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