Designated Pilot Examiners Symposium

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

FSANA is hosting the first annual symposium for the flight examiner community in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday October 27, 2021, with warmup and reception scheduled for Tuesday. 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 will be on hand to share their insights and observations on the designee system.

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 kicks off on Tuesday October 26 at 3:00 pm with a session for those wanting to become DPEs in the future. The following day will be a series of general sessions along with a workshop where attendees will break into smaller groups.

Registration opens June 1, more details to follow.

The only annual symposium for designated pilot examiners

This symposium is a must for:
  • Current DPEs
  • Anyone interested in becoming a DPE

Early bird registration

Come June, when registration opens, there will be a generous discount for early birds. 

Registration includes

  • Entry to professional sessions and workshops
  • Tuesday warmup session
  • Opening reception
  • 1 luncheon
REGISTRATION 2021 (.pdf) Downloadable registration form available June 1. 

Attention non-FSANA members

Join FSANA prior to registering and receive FSANA member rates for the DPE symposium. 

2021 Symposium hotel

Full hotel information available in June 1.