...the Administrator? The 250kts below 10,000 got me wondering. There is a crap ton of references in part 61 and part 91 that refer to "the Administrator" and with a lot of those the supposition is that it's not actually Dan Elwell. In Part 61 there are all sorts of references to Administrator (94 of them) 61.1 "...a person authorized by the Administrator..." Well, that check ride I took wasn't with the Administrator it was by a DPE, who doesn't even work for the FAA. 61.3 "...in the persons physical possession...identification that the Administrator finds acceptable." Well, if' I"m ramp checked the guy from the FSDO isn't going to call up OKC and get verification that whatever for of ID I've got works. He's got discretion to say that works or doesn't work for ID. 61.13 "...application on a form...acceptable to the Administrator." If my chicken scratch is really bad, the DPE can say, this isn't acceptable, he doesn't have to get a rejection from OKC. SODA rides: "Administrator determines...." again it isn't Dan Elwell that's determining it personally. That is delegated. 61.17 "...the Administrator finds qualified..." All of these are delegated representation of the Administrator. And the list goes on, and that's just in part 61. What makes these difference from "...unless Authorized by the Administrator..." in that a DPE or someone from the FSDO is "the Administrator" and someone in ATC is not?