Unwanted Flight Test: The FAA’s 709 Ride

You ground looped the Decathlon in a gusty crosswind. Now the FAA is demanding that you take a check ride. How are you going to handle it?

Correspondence from the FAA is enough to elevate a pilot’s heart rate well into triple digits. A letter from the FAA stating that the pilot’s competence has been called into question and requesting that the pilot take a reexamination checkride with an FAA inspector will make even the toughest pilot go weak in the knees.  […]
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