For our students, we at Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) are always engaging with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (‘DPE‘) and scheduling check rides for our students. Houston DPE’s are in high demand, so it is important to be completely ready for your oral exam and your checkride – of course, your Certified Flight Instructor‘s (‘CFI‘) endorsement is required prior to making an appointment with a DPE for your oral exam and your checkride.
What is a Designated Pilot Examiner
“A Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) is an individual, appointed in accordance with 14 CFR section 183.23, who meets the qualification requirements of the Order 8900.2, General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook, and who:
- is technically qualified;
- holds all pertinent category, class, and type ratings for each aircraft related to their designation;
- meets requirements of 14 CFR part 61, sections 61.56, 61.57, and 61.58, as appropriate;
- is current and qualified to act as pilot-in-command (PIC) of each aircraft for which they are authorized;
- maintains at least a third-class medical certificate, if required; and, maintains a current flight instructor certificate, if required.“
This was quoted from the FAA’s website. Another useful definition is on Wikipedia.
Here is a listing of the Houston area Designated Pilot Examiners. Please feel free to ask your TCA CFI upon endorsement to make your appointment with a DPE that they recommend because that usually means an easier time to get scheduled – the DPE’s know our CFI’s and their track records.
|John Boatwright||Lubbock||TX||(806) 544-4873|
|Wanda Collins||P.O. BOX 1599||MADISONVILLE||TX||77864||(831) 325-3228|
|Bill Conley||3280 DELAWARE||BEAUMONT||TX||77703||(409) 782-0771|
|Roscoe Edwards||5722 BELCREST STREET||HOUSTON||TX||77033||(713) 444-6696|
|Richard Hill||2710 GREEN TEE DRIVE||PEARLAND||TX||77581||(713) 899-7990|
|Joseph Kapocsi||1218 CARDIGAN BAY CIRCLE||SPRING||TX||77379||(281) 380-5808|
|Walter Lulhearn||4811 RIVERSIDE OAKS DRIVE||KINGWOOD||TX||77345||(713) 569-6223|
|Raymond Murphy||743 CUMBERLAND RIDGE LN||LEAGUE CITY||TX||77573||(281) 924-9700|
|Rick Rawlings||5915 ROCKY BROOK DRIVE||KINGWOOD||TX||77345||(281) 221-2384|
|Debby Rihn-Harvey||10446 CARLOW LANE||LA PORTE||TX||77571||(281) 471-1675|
|Sandy Salibo||407 MEADOW WOOD LANE||FRIENDSWOOD||TX||77546||(713) 299-3583|
|Daryl Stewart||2210 SOUTH PALM CT.||PASADENA||TX||77502||(713) 944-9872|
|Christopher Cotton||1440 SCHARPE STREET||HOUSTON||TX||77023||(281) 606-0606|
|Walter Mulhearn||4811 RIVERSIDE OAKS DRIVE||KINGWOOD||TX||77345||(713) 569-6223|
|Tony Mitchelli||LA||(985) 320-3876|
*** Revised on August 19, 2019 ***
About Third Coast Aviation
Founded in January 2017, Third Coast Aviation (‘TCA‘) is a Texas Gulf Coast aviation company providing Part 61 flight training, aircraft acquisition, sales, and management services. Our seasoned Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, and MEI) deliver flight training from Discovery Flights to Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilots License (CPL), CFI and beyond. Our admissions professionals help individuals transition into professional careers through our partnerships with regional air carriers such as GoJet Airlines Inc.; our business-to-business (‘B2B’) clientele provide explosive growth opportunity and longevity for our staff of Certified Flight Instructors (‘CFI’), maintenance professionals, and an exhilarating place for our students to learn!
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