Examiner Programs

        NDPER Reporting Card


        National Designated Pilot Examiner (NDPER) and 
        Flight Engineer Examiner (NDFEER) Registry

        NDPER List | NDPER Aircraft Groupings | NDPER & NDFEER Candidate Application Process

        NDPER Prior Notification Form

        With the retirement of many of the veteran FAA Inspectors and FAA Designated Examiners came a dilemma - how to ensure that those pilots and flight engineers needing type ratings in the rare, historic aircraft and Warbirds, would be able to continue to get checked-out.

        Working in conjunction with the FAA, the EAA Government and Industry Relations Department and the Warbirds of America, established the National Designated Pilot Examiner (NDPER) and the National Designated Flight Engineer Examiner (NDFEER) Registry program. Under this program, select FAA Designated Pilot Examiners and Flight Engineer Examiners, all with a wide range of experience in these vintage aircraft, were authorized by the FAA to provide check rides on a national basis.

        As a "National Resource", these highly experienced FAA Designated Examiners have their activities coordinated by a single FAA Manager. The administrative support functions of these examiners are managed by EAA.

        To schedule either a NDPER or NDFEER for a flight evaluation in one of the aircraft listed below, contact a NDPER/NDFEER examiner, whose name and phone number can be found on the below roster.

      NDPER's

      Pilot
      Examiner

      Address

      Qualified
      Aircraft Groups

      William (Bill) Blaugher
      **Chief Pilot”

      109 Fleet Lane
      Easley, SC. 29640
      864-442-6202 Home
      954-240-9008 Cell
      954-584-5899 Phone @ apt.

      blaugher@bellsouth.net

      C,E, F, G, H, J

      Bob Davis

      W3601 Glenmore Ave
      Lake Geneva, WI 53147
      262-275-5805 Work
      815-341-0567 Cell
      262-248-6364 Home

      bdavis74@charter.net

      B, C, D, E, F, H, J

      Stewart Dawson

      10,000 County Rd. 134
      Celina, TX. 75009
      972-382-8664 Home
      214-384-3773 Cell

      Stewart@spiritoftexas105.com

      A,B,C,D,E,F, H

      Verne Jobst

      2921 Sterling Dr.
      McHenry, IL 60050
      815-385-7277 Home
      815-861-1300 Cell

      nx211@att.net

      A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H

      Les Salz

      P.O. Box 19270
      Las Vegas, NV 89132
      702-207-3552 Home
      702-677-2211 Cell
      702-260-4170 Fax

      Les137@msn.com

      D, E

      Robert Steenbock

      113 San Roman
      Los Fresnos, TX 78566
      956-233-9649
      956-371-6730 Cell

      rsteenbock@gmail.com

      C, D, E, H

      Charles Tilghman

      5188 FM121

      Van Alstyne, TX 75495

      903-815-6386

      B29driver@reliamail.net

      B,C,D,E,G,J


      Flight Engineer Examiner – NDFEER’S

      William (Bill) Blaugher
      **Chief Pilot”

      109 Fleet Lane
      Easley, SC. 29640
      864-442-6202 Home
      954-240-9008 Cell
      954-584-5899 Phone @ apt.

      blaugher@bellsouth.net

      Reciprocating Engine Powered Aircraft

      FAA Program Manager

      Ray Stinchcomb
      Federal Aviation Administration
      800 Independence Ave., SW.
      Washington, D.C. 20591
      Phone: 202-267-1147
      FAX: 202-385-9597

      Raymond.Stinchcomb@faa.gov

       


      EAA Representatives

      EAA Program Manager
      Verne Jobst

      815-385-7277 Home
      815-861-1300 Cell

      nx211@att.net

      EAA Program Administrator
      Bill Fischer

      Executive Director
      EAA Warbirds of America
      PO Box 3086
      Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086
      Phone: 800-236-4800, ext.4874
      FAX: 920-426-6579

      Warbirds@eaa.org

        NDPER/NDFEER Qualified Vintage Airplane Groups

      Group A Single Engine

      Group B

      More than 2 Engine Tailwheel

      Group C

      More than 2 engine Tricycle Gear

      Group D

      2 engine Tailwheel

      Group E

      2 engine Tricycle Gear

      Group F

      Seaplane

      Group G

      More than 2 engine Turbo Propeller

      Group H

      2 engine Turbo Propeller

      Group J

      Turbojet

      AD-4

      B-17

      B-377

      B-18

      C-82

      CV-PBY

      L-382

      CV-580

      B707

      B-720

      G-TBM

      B-307

      CV-LB30

      B-23

      CV-240 /340/440

      G-111 (Includes SA-16)

      L-188 (Includes P-3)

      CV-600

      BAC-111

       

      BU-2000

      CV-PB4Y

      C-46

      CV-PBY (Land Only)

      G-73

      VC-700

      DC-3TP

      CV-880/990

       

      FO-5

      DC-4

      DC-2

      DC-A20

      SK-43

      VC-800

      F-27, FH-227

      DA-10

         

      DC-6/7

      DC-3

      DC-B26

      G-73T

       

      DHC-4T (Turbo Propeller)

      DA-20

         

      Lockheed Constellation (All Variations)

      DC-3S

      DHC-4

         

      G-159

      G-1159

           

      HW-500

      FA-119/ C-119

         

      G-S2T (Turbo Propeller)

      DA-200

           

      L-14

      FA-123

         

      G-73T

      HF-320

           

      L-18

      G-S2

         

      SD-3

      IA-Jet

           

      L-B34

      G-111 (Includes SA-16) (Land Only)

          YS-11

      L-1011

             

      G-73 (Land Only)

           

      MS-760

             

      G-F7F

           

      N-265

             

      L-P2V

           

      L-1329

             

      L-P38

           

      SUD-210

             

      M-202/204

           

      IA-1125, G-100

             

      M-B26

           

      MU-300, BE-400

             

      N-B25

            G-200
             

      NH-P61

             

        National Designated Pilot Examiner Registry (NDPER)
        And
        National Designated Flight Engineer Examiner Registry (NDFEER)

        Application Review Process
        I. Minimum qualifications for EAA acceptance of applications

        Meet the requirements as set forth in the EAA/FAA Letter of Agreement (LOA) dated 4/15/97, current amendments to the LOA, and FAA Order 8710.3C, Chapter 3.

        These items include these minimum requirements:

        Hold a current FAA certificate of authority as a DPE (required);

        Be a FAA PPE/DPE for at least 1 year (goal – demonstrated ability to evaluate);

        Valid 3rd Class FAA medical;

        Hold at least two type ratings in vintage aircraft, as listed in the NDPER/NDFEER qualified vintage airplane groups;

        Proven background involving the operation of vintage aircraft;

        Hold a current EAA membership; and

        Must be willing to travel.

        C. Questions concerning this program – Phone: 920.426.4874.

        II. Applications to EAA must include the following items:

        A. Copy of current FAA pilot / CFI / A&P / IA / PPE / DPE / etc. certificates and ratings;

        B. Copy of current vintage aircraft LOA’s;

        C. Copy of last FAA DPE renewal certificate;

        D. Copy of current FAA medical certificate;

        E. Copy of current EAA membership card;

        F. Career resume to include summary of flight experience; and

        G. Completed NDPER/NDFEER Aircraft Grouping worksheet.

        III. Annual NDPER/NDFEER meetings are held in January – completed applications need to reach EAA by October 1st to be considered for the next annual meeting. Mail completed applications to:

        EAA Warbirds of America
        Attn: NDPER/NDFEER Program Administrator
        P.O. Box 3086
        Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086

        IV. Upon receipt of the application, copies will be mailed to the NDPER Chief Pilot, the FAA Program Manager and the EAA Program Manager. Within 30 days of the mailing, a teleconference will be held between these individuals and the EAA Program Administrator to discuss the pro’s & con’s of the application. Key considerations will be: time as qualified PPE / DPE (1 full year), type ratings (minimum of 1 per group / 2 groups), flight hours / experience within group(s) candidate would work in and national/regional FAA/EAA NDPER/NDFEER program needs.

        “Pro” teleconference decision –

        The NDPER/NDFEER application will be mailed to all current NDPER’s and NDFEER’s. They will provide feedback directly to the EAA Program Manager within 30 days.

        Two NDPER’s (or NDFEER’s) will be assigned and contacted by the NDPER Chief Pilot to call (interview) the applicant to personally discuss his/her application. The interview will be completed within 30 days of notification. The interview will include:

        a. A discussion of the aircraft group(s) he/she would be assigned to determine the applicants ability to perform assigned duties within the group(s), and

        b. A discussion of technical & aircraft systems knowledge for the aircraft within the group the NDPER rating is sought.

        The two NDPER’s (or NDFEER’s) will then call the EAA Program Manager with the results of the interview. The EAA Program Manager will then inform the FAA Program Manager, the NDPER Chief Pilot and the EAA Program Administrator of the decision to invite or not invite to the next annual NDPER/ NDFEER meeting. If the decision is to invite – The EAA Program Manager will then extend an invitation to the applicant to attend the next scheduled annual NDPER/NDFEER meeting.

        The applicant will be informed that attendance at the annual meeting is a mandatory requirement to be accepted into the program.

        Travel for all NDPER’s/NDFEER’s/candidates to the annual meeting is at their own personal expense.

        B. “Con” teleconference decision – At the conclusion of the teleconference, the EAA Program Manager will inform the applicant, that he/she will not be invited to the annual meeting. The application will be brought to the next annual meeting for all current NDPER’s/NDFEER’s to review and to provide the EAA Program Manager information for a letter to the applicant informing him/her what they need to do in order to re-apply for the program.

        V. First Annual NDPER/NDFEER Meeting:

        A. After meeting and talking with the NDPER/NDFEER candidate, the current NDPER/NDFEER’s will conduct a closed-door vote to accept or not accept the applicant. After the vote, the EAA Program Manager will inform the applicant of the group decision.

        B. If “elected” to join the group, the applicant will be informed they are on a one (1) year probation. This allows both the applicant to observe the program and the current NDPER’s/NDFEER’s to observe the applicant.

        C. The EAA Program Administrator will then prepare a request to the FAA Program Manager to publish the required NDPER or NDFEER FAA LOA. A copy of the request will be forwarded to the applicant.

        D. At the next annual meeting another closed-door vote will take place where it will be decided to either accept the applicant to permanent NDPER/ NDFEER status or to terminate the applicant from the program.

        In order to meet annual FAA NDPER/NDFEER LOA training requirements, attendance at the annual meeting is mandatory. NDPER’s/NDFEER’s not able to attend the annual meeting will be placed on a one year “suspension,” and not be allowed to perform NDPER/NDFEER duties. This action does not affect their DPE or DFEE status.

        All NDPER’s and NDFEER’s are required to complete an activity report card for each flight examination given and mail the card(s) to EAA, at the above address. Or use the electronic activity reporting card at: http://www.warbirds-eaa.org/programs/examiner.html

        VIII. Annual NDPER/NDFEER renewal requirements – provide EAA with:

        A. Copy of current FAA medical certificate;

        B. Copy of current FAA DPE training certificate (completed by local FSDO manager);

        C. Attend annual NDPER/NDFEER meeting;

        D. Renewal is not based on NDPER/NDFEER activity;

        E. NDPER – meet FAR 61.56, 61.57 and have a current 61.58 check in at least one vintage aircraft for renewal of all vintage airplanes authorized;

        F. NDFEER – valid FAA FE certificate and current per FAR 91.529; and

        G. Completion of annual practical test, observed by the FAA, within 90 days prior to the expiration date of the NDPER/NDFEER designation.

        EAA will forward the above information to the FAA for renewal of the NDPER or NDFEER designation.

        Travel for all NDPER’s/NDFEER’s/candidates to the annual meeting is at their own personal expense.

        NDPER/NDFEER Application Aircraft Grouping Form

 

   

     
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