About CFI / DPE
The CFI/DPE Initiative Program was established for two primary reasons: a) To provide an opportunity and forum for CFI’s and DPE’s to collaborate and provide input towards developing and implementing intervention strategies aimed at reducing general aviation accidents in Alaska and b) To ensure intervention strategies and corrective actions are moved forward and completed.
The project involves a four-step process:
- Using portions of the TapRoot ® analysis process to review Alaskan aviation accidents and determine the root causes of those accidents.
- Transforming identified root causes into interventions, corrective actions, and associated training scenarios.
- Implementing the training scenarios for utilization in our 3-axis motion Piper Cub simulator and making the scenarios available for CFI’s and their student pilots.
- Validating and measuring the knowledge and skill gained after completing the training scenarios in the simulator.
The over-riding theory of the CFI/DPE program is to reduce general aviation accidents through more focused aeronautical decision making, a better understanding and application of practical test standards (PTS) for pilot certificates, and viewing the PTS as a minimum standard applicable before and after the checkride.