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Preparing for the Practical Test and Beyond - Tips for the Learner and Instructor
Preparation for Practical Test (Knowledge, Skills, and Risk Management), Professionalism, and Safety
Date and Time:
Thursday, February 22, 2024, starting at 17:00 Arizona Download Calendar File
DPE, FAASTeam Rep, and Airline Captain Benjamin Reyes; Captain Sam Darghous; CFI David Ayala-Lindeman
Brief Description:

Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Rep, and Airline Captain Benjamin Reyes will lead a seminar for CFIs and pilot applicants on preparing for a successful practical test and beyond. These topics will include:

  • Common weak areas in practical test applicants
  • Ensuring the applicant and aircraft are qualified
  • Recommendations for training leading up to the test
  • How to prepare for a safe and successful career in aviation
  • Information on becoming a DPE

Additionally, there will be discussions on professionalism hosted by Captain Sam Darghous and safety in the training environment hosted by CFI David Ayala-Lindeman.


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Location of Seminar:
Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Davis Learning Center (DLC)
3700 Willow Creek Rd.
Davis Learning Center (DLC), Bldg. 20
Prescott, AZ 86301
Directions to Venue:

***Entering at Dan Carrell Dr.*** Enter the ERAU campus from Willow Creek Rd. at the intersection of Dan Carrell Dr. and Heritage Park Rd. At the round-about, exit at the first opportunity - north on Dobberteen Dr.. The Davis Learning Center (DLC), building 20, is on the left side, about 0.1 miles from the round-about.

***Entering at Haas Blvd.*** Enter the ERAU campus from Willow Creek Rd., northernmost entrance, on Haas Blvd. At the first four-way intersection, turn left on Dobberteen Dr. The Davis Learning Center (DLC), building 20, is on the right side, about 0.1 miles from the intersection.

Please park in lot G or F.

The safety presentation is 1.5 hours.

Fly-in Seminar?:
Seminar has been cancelled.
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Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Phone: (928) 777-4744
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The FAASTeam thanks ERAU for the use of their facilities and support for this seminar.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
½ Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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