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Old 08-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #1  
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Default Looking for an FAA 777 Designated Examiner

Hello, I am looking for anyone who is or knows of a DPE that could conduct a 777 check ride on the side. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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Sounds like you need a TCE and not a DPE
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Hello,

Not sure what a TCP is to be honest. I spoke with the Atlanta FSDO and they told me to locate a Designated Pilot Examiner to give me the check ride. Can a TCP do the same?

Either way it is proving to be most difficult to find an examiner.

Thanks for the reply though.
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Just waltzing in a getting a check ride in a 777 is a very tall order.

I don't remember all of the inz and outz of the process but you basically going to have to go to PanAm or another training provider. PanAm (and formally Aero Services) do offered shortened courses for those that already have time in the airframe.

I assume that you are trying to get a foreign 777 type put on your US ticket.
That same question popped up here a couple of years ago so you might want do do a little digging.


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Actually it's Training Center Evaluator. They can only give rides as part of their 142 school program. The FAA has a list of DPEs but you have to go through it office by office, there's no search function by ratings given. And Air Crew Designees can only give rating as part of the airline training program they are linked to.

DPEs are more for planes like the CE500 series and old warbirds. Someone was looking for a 737 DPE a few years ago and I went through the whole list. Was surprised there was one. But as I recall there was only one transport jet DPE listed.

Plus for a type rating per 61.157 (b) you need to have a record of flight and ground training.
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I have had check airmen qualification on the 777 three different times. Long story but I was in an out of the training center as an instructor on four occasions at my airline.

I also did some training/checking on the side with FTI in Denver. You might give them a call as they are always harvesting guys from across the street at DENTK to do checks and contract training for them.

It's been a few years so I don't know what their deal is on the 777 at the moment.
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Actually it's Training Center Evaluator. They can only give rides as part of their 142 program.
This. In a perfect world you could have a designee / evaluator show up for your <insert foreign airline name> PC and sign off a type rating. It just doesn't work like that. You'll have to go through someone's 142 and then take a checkride. To be sure, there are programs that cater to someone with a lot of experience on type - perhaps similar to a Part 61 recurrent. I'm almost sure Pan Am has one.
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