My conjecture from the sideline:
CFI – Certified Flight Instructor
DPE – Designated Pilot Examiner
- Plausible hone conversation between CFI and DPE -
CFI: Hi , Jim here… used to be at Castle ASA remember me?
Hey listen, I’ve got a student ready for a commercial check ride real soon.
DPE: Hi Jim, I’ve heard you guys were closed and Prince and Reny are in hot water…………..
so what about this check ride? Has he met all requirements and the paper work ready?
CFI: Yup. no problem there, he’s ready and I’ll have all paper work ready for you.
How about Saturday at Yandell Ranch OK?
CFI: you know the small private field about 7 miles west of town on 132…
we’ve got owner’s permission and everything.
DPE: why not at muni? Besides the runway is way too short over there and they even don’t have fuel.
CFI: we’ve been doing a lot of flying at private fields lately because feds and repo guys are snooping around for some reason, and we’d like to keep them off our tail, you know.
oh don’t worry about fuel, we call up Prince and Reny on cellphone and they deliver it right up,
normally they carry few 5 gallon cans in the car.
DPE: what? You guys been using auto gas? Do you have a STC for that?
CFI: Prince said we do, and I trust him.
DPE: Yah right!
CFI: Hey listen, Prince and Reny are just driving up, I’ve got to run, I’ll call you again later. Click….
DPE: Tche, tche! (shaking head)
Got the picture?
echo yankee, out!