Posted by Cam Meek (220.127.116.11) on October 30, 2005 at 01:18:16:
In Reply to: Check ride question posted by Dale Lurch Wilkens on October 29, 2005 at 19:39:31:
You can always try to find another examiner.
But before you do, be aware that the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards states that the aircraft used must: "be capable of performing all AREAS OF OPERATION appropriate to the rating sought and have no operating limitations, which prohibit its use in any of the AREAS OF OPERATION, required for the practical test."
One of those "Areas of operation" is navigation. And part of that area of operation includes "Demonstrates the ability to use an airborne electronic navigation system." As well as various other tasks that require a navigation system.
So, the plane itself does not meet the requirement for the test. I'm not sure if adding a handheld makes it qualified. In the strictest interpretation, it would not. But there may be some examiner that would allow it.
My advice is to either:
1. Find another examiner that will let her use the handheld. (might not be possible)
2. Just rent a 172 with the necessary equipment for the hour or two that the test will take.
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