View Full Version : IR Revalidation - What to expect?

25th Sep 2015, 07:10
If you have replied in my other thread, please ignore.

Apologies for the cross-posting but I have a number of queries still unanswered from my thread over in the pilot studies forum and I've just realised that this forum is perhaps better placed to answer.

I would appreciate anyone who is able to have a read over http://www.pprune.org/professional-pilot-training-includes-ground-studies/568110-ir-revalidation-what-expect.html and expand on the answers already received.

Thank you.

25th Sep 2015, 11:30
Download SRG 1157 (http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/SRG1157Issue05.pdf) Section 3B. Less formal than your initial.

26th Sep 2015, 08:06
In a sim test environment, will I be expected to make fake ATC calls to the examiner?


Will the FNPTII be set up to resemble a particular aircraft type, and if so will be I be expected to learn the POH numbers for various phases of flight, flap extension speeds, etc?


Will the examiner understand a bit of rustiness based on my lack of currency, or is that my problem rather than his?

Yes, your examiner will understand. That's the main difference between a Proficiency Check (revalidation and renewal) and a Skill Test (initial issue) where additional scope is provided during the Proficiency Check to examiners for provision of retraining and repeat/retest of items. See CAA Standards Document 14(A) (http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=33&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=1634) for guidance.

Repeat Manoeuvres: At the discretion of the examiner, the applicant may repeat any manoeuvre or procedure of the test or check once. Generally, for skill tests, the examiner should only exercise this option when some external influence or distraction, or perhaps misunderstanding of the brief, unduly affected the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the manoeuvre to a satisfactory standard or prevented the examiner from making a fair
assessment of the applicant’s ability. For proficiency checks, the examiner has more leeway and may broaden the application of repeat manoeuvres. The intention of the proficiency check is to determine the applicant’s ongoing proficiency in those skills previously demonstrated for initial issue of the rating but perhaps not recently exercised. Therefore, it may be more appropriate to re-brief in the air and ask the applicant to repeat an item. Should the repeat be unsatisfactory the item must be assessed as failed and re-tested on another occasion as a second attempt. Notwithstanding the examiner’s discretion to allow repeats, any unsatisfactory item that warrants retraining with an instructor must be assessed as failed, and retested on another occasion following retraining.