QUOTE(BMeister @ Dec 31 2008, 10:07 AM)
Hey Thanks Wabbit!!
I have 6-7 Hours of ORAL check ride part before the Flight actually takes place at the end!! But Wishful thinking thanks!
Oral? Checkride? On the ground..? If on the ground then study and revise like its going out of fashion - i.e., as much as you can, revise, revise, revise. End.
Or did you mean loads of Oral in the aircraft, whilst flying - for 6 hours, I guess not. But, if flying a heavy test with lots of patter - Oral, make sure you don`t run out of breath before you run out of things to say/patter. Try to patter what she/he wants - i.e., the take-off, the climb, the approach, whatever AND eat lots of lucozade sweets (candy) the healthy stuff that gives you energy - talking takes a lot of energy. Don`t fall into the trap of pattering all the time everything you do, you`ll burn out and s/he won`t listen to everything all of the time anyway. You could start by.. "now I`ll give you the climb, or the turn or whatever. Fast patter in recovery stuff is appreciated - like recovering from a spin - do they spin twins..? Anyway, good luck. You will be well rewarded when your student gets tested by an examiner and passes and equally well rewarded if s/he fails, for more you will learn and what you will most likely learn most of all is that s/he was not up to it and you did the best you could. So just go right ahead and do the recommended re-training to send your fledgling up, up and away after the next exam. It aint perfect science however much you study and practice - but you will be providing a safe pilot as the product of your labours. There wll be questions that are never answered, but the proof comes out in the pudding (as we say) after you have passed whenever you do pass and after your first student you will get the hang of it - has s/he learnt what you intended to teach them? If so, great move on to the next bit. If almost, then more revision is needed, put this down as a "suggestion" in the student file/report after post flight. Not at all? Then the next trip may consist of the same detail or, in any event the particular EX must be done again - put it in the students file for next time, so you know where the stude is every time they turn up simply by looking at the file. Its all pretty straight forward, there is no outlandish secret - just going to work and doin` yer job. Needless to say, if the stude can demonstrate to you a particular EX nigh on perfect, then you can safely assume s/he has got it - if they continue to fly that EX well, then they have surely got it - backed up by revision is all it takes. Just like teaching newbies how to fly - building blocks, basic maths and a touch of psychology - it aint rocket science, you will do it - fear not. Just as you would advise your student, do not hesitate to ask questions to anyone on your team/crew about anything which may bother you - like what if the stude does this - invariably the answer will be there is nothing you can do about that - unless you are there in the flightdeck with them. Don`t forget the energy sweets and eats good solid meals - they always calm you down. Good luck - not that you need it.