Practical Exams or checkrides can be traumatic events for everyone, so Leslie Henninger, a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for the DuPage (IL) Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) has put together a number of presentations describing what a DPE looks for when giving you a practical exam.
Ms. Henninger has more than 9000 hours of instruction time and is based out of Midway airport. She provides her services throughout the Chicago area.
She has graciously allowed us to provide these three recordings made at seminars she's given. If you prefer not to download them or want a larger screen, you can come to the office, where they're available for loan for free.
Ms. Henninger can be reached at (630) 323-0429.
Private and Commercial Pilot Airplane Practical Exam
Instrument Airplane Practical Exam
Multi-engine and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Airplane Practical Exam
Flying the Chicago Lakefront
Jim Harvilchuck, chief pilot at A & M Aviation, talks through how to fly the VFR corridor from Lake Michigan, along the Eisenhower Expressway, to the western suburbs.
These values for comparison only and are not to be considered official
numbers. It is the Pilot in Command's responsibility to
verify any numbers used in calculating performance against official
numbers found in the airplane's Operating Handbook.