306 How to Pass a Checkride and Not Fail Before You Start – interview with DPE Jason Blair

Aviation News Talk podcast

14-12-2023 • 59 mins

Max talks with Jason Blair about the pilot examiner shortage and its impact on checkride delays. We also highlight the importance of proper paperwork and the common reasons for test discontinuation. Next, we delve into the requirements for checkride endorsements and the consequences of missing experience requirements. Jason addresses the misinterpretation of instrument rating requirements and the DPIC requirement for the commercial certificate. Finally, we discuss the qualification process for aircraft and the issues related to un-airworthy aircraft. This conversation covers the importance of documentation and airworthiness, checkride horror stories, maintenance issues and attitude, options for dealing with an unairworthy aircraft, the importance of maintenance logs, and organizing and tabbing logbooks.

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