All examinees of DPE Edward L. Lane to be required to re-test

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  1. ProspectingCFI

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    Yes I believe it must be an actual practical test of any kind. Not a simple endorsement.
     
  2. rahi2026

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    what about me FAA is killing me i was an international student from India did my Instrument checkride with eddie, did fly from livermore California(near SFO) to las Vegas just to give my checkride wasted a whole lot of money..then went to India for a conversion exam and when tried to come back to US to complete my MEIR, embassy just cancelled my visa, apllied twice and rejected twice..finally got a NZ visa to complete my course, had to do my PPL conversion( a checkride again) now when i am undergoing my CPL training FAA is asking me to come back to the states and hand them my license..
    Can some one help in this..
    If the FAA don't take my license away i still have to do my IR converison here in which i have to still sit a FLIGHT TEST anyway!!!!
     
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    Rahi..... First post... Welcome to POA..

    All of us pilots feel your pain... Too bad common sense didn't dictate on this whole fiasco...
     
  4. rahi2026

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    They emailed me in july2012 replied them them and asked them to provide me a visa so that I can give a retest and complete my training(MEIR) and they didn't reply, I waited for two months and finally came to NZ to complete my training then they emailed me again asked me to come to states to hand over my license(surrender) I replied ok but I m undergoing my training once I complete ill myself come there, or else you can pay for my visa, a flight ticket, transportation cost and rent for the days ill be staying there and ill come ASAP..and they didn't reply..and now after 2 months they assingned me a new case officer which is asking me to surrender my license
    A bunch of clowns
     
  5. ainokea

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    Why did you have to go so far to have a checkride? Plenty of DPE's in the Bay Area and Central Valley.
     
  6. rahi2026

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    Are you sure in NZ??
    Can you tell me where I can find it
     
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    Rahi,

    Welcome to POA. I think the comment was aimed at your original IR ride. There are plenty of DPEs in the Bay Area, so the poster was curious why you had to go to Lost Wages to do the ride.

    No matter now, you have the FAA to deal with. Just remember their motto, "We're not happy until you're not happy".

    Good luck.
     
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    Our school used to use 2 Dpe's and that time both of them were busy..my instructor used to teach in the same school as Eddie so he recommend me to give my checkride there..and I suppose I wanted to give my checkride on someother airport than my base in KLVK
     
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    Rahi, I can give you the number of a DPE that I highly recommend if you need it. I assume you are flying out of Ahart?
     
  10. rahi2026

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    Ya I was flying out of ahart.. And sure a number would be great but sorry to ask now what is the use of talking to a dpe if I can't come to US now
     
  11. Jim Logajan

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    I assume you've seen this?:

    http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Notice/N 8900.194.pdf

    It says that "If it is subsequently determined that an airman has been tested for an additional pilot certificate or rating with satisfactory results after the last test administered by DPE Lane, the reexamination letter will be rescinded." It doesn't say whether it has to be a rating issued by the FAA.
     
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    Tell them you'll surrender your certificate if they come to NZ to get it.
     
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    Seriously rani, in your situation I'd bypass looking for the opinions of SOGTI and contact an aviation lawyer who practices in that part of the country. With simple situations, too many pilots wait until it becomes too complicated. Yours sounds complicated to begin with.
     
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    Did you mean SGOTI?

    And just in case Rani is not familiar with that American acronym, it means "some guy on the Internet."
     
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    Can you go to Vancouver BC and talk a DPE into driving up from Bellingham?

    Las Vegas still doesn't make sense. All you had to do was drive across the Bay into the San Jose FSDO or to Modesto (which is in the Fresno FSDO), and there were several other DPE's. Heck, both those regions were probably on your solo-under-50nm list.
     
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    Unless the CFI had a reason to go out of his way to ensure a "pass" for a particular student. :mad2:
     
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    yeah.... that is what I was thinkin...:(
     
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    If he doesn't qualify for one of the exceptions, is there any reason why he couldn't just mail his certificate to them? The demand to return to the U.S. to hand it over seems a little off-the-wall.
     
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    Or just arrange to drop it off at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, perhaps.

    -Rich
     
  20. N801BH

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    If his pilot certificate in invalid, and the feds did it.. Why even have him hand it over... The US database will clearly show it is NO good, and any potential future employeer will like look at that database... Am I missing something here???
     
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    excuse me all of you please stop making a mind that i went there so that i could pass...i was a part 141 student i was checked 3 times by a gold seal instructor and i passed my written with 97% i was even checked in my country for the conversion process..and i did fly from KLVK-KVGT because i had to do a 600 mile cross country for my conversion.
    I am sorry for being rude but if you guys cant help me with something please don't make funny stories it make me sick..
     
  22. Jim Logajan

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    I recall that two people from Australia also ran into the same problem as you. Their post is here:

    http://www.pilotsofamerica.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1000680&postcount=175

    You could try clicking on their profile name and try to email them and ask them if they managed to work out a solution. It may be possible for you to find similar pilots who are willing to share legal expenses.

    One of my contacts on LinkedIn.com is an aviation attorney; if you want his contact information send me a private message and I can forward it.
     
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    thank you so much JIM i'll look for some options if i am left with n choice ill message you because as you know
    AVIATION = No MONEY
     
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    I wonder if the FAA would consider this equivalent to the exception for people who have passed subsequent checkrides.

    It sure seems like a raw deal for foreign flight students.
     
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    It is a RAW deal for ALL students who chose to use these DPE's.. Foreign or domestic....:rolleyes:
     
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    True, but the prospect of having to travel here from another country to take the re-examination ride seems an order of magnitude worse as far as the financial impact is concerned.
     
  27. N801BH

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    agreed...:yes:
     
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    finally i got an email from FAA and called them today, and surrendered my instrument rating, they said that if i don't then they will suspend my license. thank you so much guys for your help I'll keep you guys posted if they come up with something!
     
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    :popcorn::popcorn::rolleyes:
     
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    Any word on how all this turned out?
     
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    Folks retested or upgraded. :)
     
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    I was wondering how many just dropped out. Since this pretty much just fell off the edge of the earth, probably not many went that route.
     
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    Wow wild story dude! Sorry


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    I dunno, I think that there must have been quite a few who did just drop out. :(
     
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    There must have been a way to track them all down and get them to surrender their certificate.
     
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    sorry if it was said earlier, but what became of this particular DPE?
     
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    I'd assume he's lost his status as a designee.
     
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    I seen him last week at a fbo in Phoenix .still flying I know that.
     
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    Eddie Lane was actually one of the instructors I flew with when I went for my CFI initial a few years ago. While he seemed pretty competent and thorough as an instructor, I've heard enough about some of his DE practices that I doubt 100% of this was merely an FAA witch hunt...
     
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    Yes, about the same time the FAA decided that apx 500 pilots needed to be reexamined.