CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 19

CHECkRIdE CHECkLIST
CHECKRIDE CHECKLIST
dPE ANSWERS FOR STUdENTS ANd CFIS BY ASI STAFF
EDITOR'S NOTE:
The following is a compilation of questions from CFIs, students, and checkride applicants answered by designated pilot examiners. This forum intends to
provide a healthy and helpful discussion platform for CFIs and applicants who are preparing for their checkrides' oral and practical test portions. It may also
serve to help enhance the applicants' checkride experiences and promote continued learning. Email cfinewsletter@aopa.org to share your questions.
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A
WHAT IS YOUR MOST FUN CHECKRIDE OR INSTRUCTOR STORY?
One of my absolute favorites is actually from a student of mine.
When he returned from his private pilot test the DPE asked to chat
with me for a moment. Nervous and curious what my student had done,
we walked into the hangar and he told me what had happened. During the
flight, the student had asked the DPE to hold his charts for a bit. The DPE
had responded, " I am not here to help you, what would you do if I wasn't
here? " The response from my student was priceless, humorous, and set the
examiner back for a moment, " Well, if you weren't here I would have an open
seat next to me to put them on. " He followed that with a question, " Would
you like to get out so I have an open seat, or hold the charts? " The DPE said it
kind of threw him. Obviously the applicant was in charge of his flight deck.
We both had a good chuckle at it.
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DO YOU SEE INSTRUMENT CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NEVER
FLOWN IN A CLOUD?
We definitely see applicants for instrument ratings who have zero
experience in actual IMC conditions. I know some will say that
exposure to IMC should be required, but that can be a very challenging thing
to accomplish in the course of training. For example, where I live, we get a lot
of " lake effect " clouds in the fall and winter. While it is a great opportunity to
fly in the clouds, it is also a really high risk endeavor when temperatures drop
and those clouds have lots of icing in them. No CFI worth their salt would
put their students (or themselves) into that situation. In places where there
aren't lots of stable cloud decks, the most common IMC weather might be
thunderstorms-another no-go for a good CFI and their students. So, it really
comes down to available weather conditions to safely introduce a student
to actual IMC during their training. I always encourage CFIs to fly with
their instrument students in actual IMC when it can be done safely and in
a positive teaching experience. Because of the challenges mentioned above,
many seeking their instrument ratings end up training " under the hood " and
have zero actual IMC experience when they complete the rating.
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3

CFItoCFI Newsletter—Volume 13 Issue 3
CFI Notes
From the Editor: New ASI Programs
Aviation Spoken Here—Beyond Reciting the Phonetic Alphabet
Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
Recorded Webinar: Mental Health—Insights and Guidelines for GA Pilots
ASI Message: Aviation's Two-Minute Drill—It Requires Proficiency to Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate
CFI News
CFI Tips: Back To the Basics—Be Prepared When Technology Fails
Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
There I Was…: Weight, Balance, and Density Altitude
Chart Challenge: Don't Hit the Class Ceiling
From the ASI Archives: Takeoffs and Landings—The Ups and Downs of the GA Pilot
You Can Fly: See Yourself Through the Eyes of Your Students
Safety Quiz: PIREPS
CFI Tools: Early Analysis—Two Midair Collisions
Chief's Corner: Having and Using a Game Plan—The Benefits of AFTA
ASI Safety Tip: The 4 Ws of Communication
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - CFItoCFI Newsletter—Volume 13 Issue 3
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - CFI Notes
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - From the Editor: New ASI Programs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Aviation Spoken Here—Beyond Reciting the Phonetic Alphabet
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Safety Webinars: Hone Your Skills—Be Well-Informed
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Recorded Webinar: Mental Health—Insights and Guidelines for GA Pilots
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - ASI Message: Aviation's Two-Minute Drill—It Requires Proficiency to Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 11
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - CFI News
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - CFI Tips: Back To the Basics—Be Prepared When Technology Fails
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 17
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 18
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Checkride Checklist: DPE Answers for Students and CFIs
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - There I Was…: Weight, Balance, and Density Altitude
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 22
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Chart Challenge: Don't Hit the Class Ceiling
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 24
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - From the ASI Archives: Takeoffs and Landings—The Ups and Downs of the GA Pilot
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - You Can Fly: See Yourself Through the Eyes of Your Students
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 27
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Safety Quiz: PIREPS
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - CFI Tools: Early Analysis—Two Midair Collisions
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 30
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 31
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 32
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - Chief's Corner: Having and Using a Game Plan—The Benefits of AFTA
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - 34
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 13 Issue 3 - ASI Safety Tip: The 4 Ws of Communication
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