Happy New Year!
Yes, It's been awhile since I've posted. I lost the password to this website. Oh well, I'm back.
I know most of you reading this are looking for the checkride gouge or what issues I'm seeing on checkrides. Here it goes.....
Private and Commercial ASEL: Take-offs: Lack of Crosswind control. Landings: crosswind control, unstable approaches (usually to fast), landing on the nose-wheel and failure to land on the desired touchdown point with in ACS requirements.
Instrument: Oral: Lost com procedures, DME arc procedures, and knowledge of your avionics. Flight: Busting DA or MDA have been big issues and failure to maintain course within 3/4 when inside the FAF.
Multi Engine: Failure to maintain aircraft control in either heading, altitude or airspeed. I've posted on this before so I recommend reading those other post. I had 4 commercial applicants violate airspace last year. This can only be attributed to a loss of Situational Awareness, most likely brought on by checkride stress. Relax, Breath and fly the airplane.
Helicopter: These rides have been doing pretty well lately. Some of the weak areas on both the Private and Commercial level have been Airspace, Weather and cross-country planning.
I'll post on the CFI ratings later.