During a meeting of Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE) and FAA personnel at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, it was estimated that one-fifth of applicants never even qualify to start their FAA flight tests due to incorrect endorsements or inadequate pilot experience. These CFI errors waste applicants’ time and money while also squandering scarce DPE appointments, SAFE officials noted.
“Looks like we lost a wheel,” says the instructor. “Not so good, huh?” the student replies.
Goodbye to a mentor and a friend. You were that and more, Dr. Gleim. Now, you are on to whatever comes next even as your legacy continues to benefit so many you’ve left behind.
In a court case, judges ruled that “a flight instructor who receives compensation for flight instruction is carrying persons for compensation or hire.” This created confusion among flight instructors about what is — and isn’t — allowed in flight training.
One of the most exciting, useful, and just plain fun ratings a pilot can obtain — the multiengine rating — is also one of the most challenging.
Certificated flight instructors aren’t always quality flight instructors. The industry wants to change that.