The Flight School Association of North America will host a Designated Pilot Examiners Symposium Oct. 26-27, 2021, in Nashville.
Association officials hope to make this an annual symposium for DPEs, which “form the backbone of the airman practical testing system in America.”
There are more than 800 DPEs in the U.S., responsible for providing more than 40,000 airman practical tests each year, FSANA officials note.
The symposium will bring together designated pilot examiners and those interested in becoming DPEs to share and exchange information, which will — hopefully — “lead to improvements in the examiner segment,” FSANA officials said.
FAA officials are planning to attend and participate in the symposium, they added.
The event begins Oct. 26 with a session for those wanting to become DPEs, plus three general sessions. The following day features a series of general sessions, along with a workshop where attendees will break into smaller groups.
To find out more or register, go to FSANA.com.