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FAA Practical Exams

Offering a variety of FAA Practical Exams throughout the Valley of the Sun.

Aviation Safety Education

Offering safety and standards related lectures and seminars

Airline Captain and Designated Pilot ExaminerMeet Chip Bornstein

Chip Bornstein is a designated pilot examiner (DPE) in Arizona and has been a flight instructor for over 43 years. He also flies as a captain for a major airline on the Boeing 777. He has worked as an airline flight safety manager, accident investigator, check airman, assistant chief pilot, and a FAA enroute radar air traffic controller. Chip has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training.

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  • Beyond the Obvious

    Was it a simple matter of pilot error? The evidence was clear that he knew about the ice and snow on his aircraft and that he was aware of the hazards associated with attempting the takeoff under those conditions. Perhaps the investigative team could simply go through the motions of evaluating the wreckage, interviewing witnesses,

    October 5, 2023
  • Check Ride Tips

    Let us start with a few basic tips on how to pass your FAA Practical Test (Checkride). First, it is worth noting that it is just that, a practical test. Although memorizing acronyms, lists, and regulations may help you prepare (especially for the written test), the check ride is designed to evaluate your ability to

    October 5, 2023
  • The Checkride And Beyond

    When your Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) or Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) shares some knowledge or experience, it may help you pass the practical test (checkride). Of course, if that’s all it does it wouldn’t have long-lasting value. What would help you more is information that both helps you pass the exam and permanently enhances your

    September 25, 2023