The first batch of sport pilot examiners has been approved to give checkrides. The group of eight finished the sport pilot examiner initial training course last week. They completed initial sport pilot and sport pilot flight instructor evaluations and reviewed sport pilot regulations, practical test standards, and the examiner handbook.
Examiners approved to give sport pilot checkrides are William Bardin and Brian Carpenter, California; John Beaman and Bob Bleadon, Oregon; Roy Beisswenger, Illinois; Eric Johnson, Arizona; and Larry Littlefield and Romke Sikkema, Florida. The Light Sport Aviation Branch plans to have the examiners' contact information posted on its Web site by Friday, January 28.
The Light Sport Standardization Board is meeting this week to evaluate candidates for its next sport pilot examiner initial course, set for March 21 in Sebring, Florida. After completing the course, examiners must participate in periodic recurrent training.
January 26, 2005