Annual DPE Symposium

FSANA’s 1st Annual Designated Pilot Examiners Symposium 
October 26-27, 2021 / Nashville 

FSANA is hosting the first annual symposium for the flight examiner community in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday and Wednesday October 26-27, 2021. Tuesday includes sessions beginning at 2:00 and an evening reception. Wednesday is packed with a full day of sessions. The symposium will bring together designated pilot examiners and those interested in becoming DPEs to share and exchange information which will lead to improvements in the examiner segment. FAA officials are planning to attend and participate.

Designated pilot examiners (DPEs) form the backbone of the airman practical testing system in America. There are over 800 DPEs in the designee system and they are responsible for providing over 40,000 airman practical tests each year.

The event warms up on Tuesday October 26 at 2:00 pm with a session for those wanting to become DPEs in the future plus three general sessions for everyone. The following day is comprised of a series of general sessions along with a workshop where attendees will break into smaller groups.

The only annual symposium for designated pilot examiners

Get together to learn, connect and give voice:
  • Current DPEs
  • Anyone interested in becoming a DPE
  • Flight school operators
  • Chief flight instructors

Registration includes

  • Entry to professional sessions and workshops
  • Tuesday warmup sessions
  • Opening reception
  • 1 luncheon
Register 2021 (pdf) Fill out this PDF form and submit by email, fax or post. Online registration is unavailable.

Attention non-FSANA members

Join FSANA prior to registering and receive FSANA member rate for the DPE Symposium. 

2021 Symposium hotel

FSANA is pleased to host its 2021 DPE Symposium at the Hilton Nashville Airport hotel.