Sporty’s webinar – surviving the checkride – an examiner panel discussion


Preparing can be stressful, but taking a checkride doesn’t have to be. Understanding what to expect in your oral and practical, and how to prepare effectively, can make all the difference between disaster and a fun, enriching experience.

Join us for helpful tips on surviving checkride day and a raw, unscripted panel discussion with Designated Pilot Examiners from around the country as they unlock the mystery of the checkride. Eric Radtke, President & Chief Instructor of Sporty’s Academy moderates a discussion with:

Jason Blair, DPE and former NAFI Executive Director;

Eric Crump, Director of Aerospace, Polk State College and member of the FAA/industry working from for ACS implementation

Todd Ritchey, Flight Instructor/DPE and corporate pilot

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.