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Old 10-25-2022, 02:58 PM
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Default In search of DPE in WA for IFR check ride

Hi folks, I'm wrapping up my instrument training in my RV-10 which has been excellent! I have had a few DPE's give me the "No Experimentals" answer when I ask them to schedule. Does anyone know and can recommend a DPE in the Pacific Northwest that does check rides in RVs. I'm in Olympia, WA, so approx half way between Seattle and Portland.
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Old 10-25-2022, 08:07 PM
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Check examiners in Salem, OR. Can't remember the name.
Also, try Summer Martel in Port Townsend.
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Old 10-27-2022, 05:12 PM
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Thanks! I've reached out to Summer Martell. No response yet. I've been told she is usually booked out months in advance. geez. I'll keep looking.
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:36 PM
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Hi folks, I'm wrapping up my instrument training in my RV-10 which has been excellent! I have had a few DPE's give me the "No Experimentals" answer when I ask them to schedule. Does anyone know and can recommend a DPE in the Pacific Northwest that does check rides in RVs. I'm in Olympia, WA, so approx half way between Seattle and Portland.
Check Andy McIrvin. Heís based in Ellensburg but has an RV-7 that he commutes to DPE jobs in. Canít confirm he does check rides in experimentals but worth checking with him directly.
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:30 PM
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check with Ray Beverly. He is in Eugene, OR but has flown to other locales for DPE work. He flys an 8 and does IPC work in experimental. He has flown with me a couple of times in my 9A.
If you're interested, I can contact him to see if he is interested in flying up to OLM.
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Old 10-28-2022, 03:08 AM
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Howard Wolvington, www.flywithhoward.com. Based in Seattle area but gets around, and handled my checkride in my -6 at Bremerton.

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Old 11-01-2022, 03:56 PM
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Thanks for the additional leads!

Interesting... Howard Wolvington was one of the DPE's told me he wasn't comfortable in experimentals.

Message left for Andy McIrvin.

Ray Beverly and I are in touch. He is booked for several months. But as I told him, the timing isn't critical as I am continuing to train regardless. Sounds like he would work out just fine with either him coming to Olympia at $1 a mile, or me going to Eugene... just it will be a while. If I can find someone sooner and closer I may do that.
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Old 11-01-2022, 08:03 PM
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PM sent with contact information for Neal (William) Karman. He built and stills owns an RV-8 and may be willing to do it. He spends time at Arlington Airport, Paine Field, and Harvey Field.

He is in the FAA DPE database: https://designee.faa.gov/#/designeeLocator
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Old 11-14-2022, 08:07 PM
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Have you had any luck with a DPE?
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