I’ve had a few applicants get stumped by a couple of CFII questions. Can you answer them?
What can you do with a CFII that you cant as a CFI?
When preparing an IFR cross country, what considerations must be made that are different from a VFR cross country? Or stated another way; Teach me how to prepare an IFR cross country.
It’s a bummer when I have to send someone home because they are not qualified for the certificate they want. Unfortunately, I’ve had to do that for more than just one applicant recently. Here are some of the problems I’ve found.
The FAA will not allow a DPE to begin a test if the applicant isn’t qualified. That means we cant even start the oral. Basically, we're done for the day. If you have any questions about the qualifications, call your DPE or the FSDO. If you have a question on any of part CFR 61 you can do a legal interpretation search at www.faa.gov for a more detailed explanation.
Sorry for not posting last month. July is always busy with AirVenture and I just get behind doing things.
In the last 7 days I have had 3 airplanes show up with Airworthiness Directive that have been over flown. An Airworthiness Directive (AD) is basically a mandatory recall issued by the FAA for a problem with the aircraft or components of it. There are one time ADs and reoccurring AD's It's usually the reoccurring ADs that end up getting missed and if they're missed, we can't fly the aircraft. It's grounded.
And that means we can't do the check ride. You can't even fly the airplane home unless you get a ferry permit or get the AD complied with.
So please double check those maintenance logs and make sure your aircraft legal to fly!