Symposium in Phoenix Wrap
FSANA was pleased to host the second annual symposium for the flight examiner community in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday and Wednesday October 11-12, 2022.
FAA staff joined DPEs, those who are seeking to become DPEs, and flight training providers for two days of discussion regarding best practices and concerns related to practical tests in the United States. In 2021, at the first annual symposium, DPEs from around the country assembled as a group to share information in a way that had never been done before, setting the stage for this annual event.
Contributing to this year's success was the inclusion again of FAA representatives to help update attendees on current policy, expected changes coming soon, and what trends they are seeing around the country. A special thanks is due from FSANA and the attendees to the support of the FAA team members that helped provide information and support to the symposium and to all the DPEs around the United States.
A key factor in the pilot training completion process is the certification event. In the United States, this doesn’t happen without the help of DPEs. FSANA has been actively engaged with supporting DPEs, the work they do, and helping integrate these service providers with flight training providers. Our goal is to have the attendees of this event take what they have learned back to their local areas and improve the collaboration between training providers to enhance standardization and efficiency.
Many flight training providers are experiencing backlogs in flight testing needs. Bringing DPEs together also helps share their knowledge of things that hold up or derail the testing processes with the flight training community. A goal is to experience minimal wasted examiner resource time to maximize the ability to provide tests without delays.
FSANA remains committed to efforts to enhance efficiency and standardization in this sector of flight training.
The only annual symposium for designated pilot examiners
A place and time to get together to learn, connect and give voice:
- Current DPEs
- Anyone interested in becoming a DPE
- Flight school operators
- Chief flight instructors
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- Entry to professional sessions and workshops
- Opening reception and dinner
- 1 luncheon; beverage breaks
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2022’s Symposium Program
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
|10:00||Concurrent Session A: How to Become a DPE|
Concurrent Session B: Plans of Action Workshop – Details, Development, Content, and Management
|1:00||Symposium Opening and Introductions|
|1:30||General Session I: Delivering Quality Customer Service and Practical Tests|
|3:00||General Session II: Checkride Backlogs, Scheduling, and Working with Flight Training Providers for Efficiency|
|4:00||General Session III: Incorporating the FAA Wings Program into the Practical Test Process|
|5:30||Reception and Dinner|
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
|9:30||General Session IV: FAA Designee Program Update|
|11:00||General Session V: Airman Testing Programs Update|
|1:30||General Session VI: Tips & Tricks of DMS and IACRA for DPEs|
|3:00||General Session VII: DPE Best Practices – Advice for DPEs on Specific Operational Areas of Airmen Practical Testing|
|4:00||General Session VIII: Suspension, Termination and Appeals Process|
|5:00||Closing Remarks and Adjournment|
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2022 Symposium hotelFSANA was pleased to host its 2022 DPE Symposium at Marriott Phoenix Airport hotel.