I felt that John repeated himself frequently and much of the time which results in a lot of non-value added discussion. Specifically, when discussing privileges of a CFI, John mentioned endorsements at least 6-9 times. It seemed that he didn't know what else to say. There was more non-value added discussion with him clarifying the use of the PTS during the oral. Seriously, we get it, no need to ask repeatedly when the DPE already said that's OK.As a student, I would want more from John than he gave the DPE concerning how to do certain maneuvers. The DPE had to pull it out of him and even then I thought it was a poor explanation. What I would prefer as a student and how I will teach my students is to explain it in detail on the ground to reduce the amount I need to talk to him/her in the air. That will allow them to concentrate on their flying more. Example: "To set up for a power on stall, we're going to establish ourselves in straight and level flight then clear the area. With the area clear, run through the pre-maneuver checklist (explain that). Then, we will reduce power to appx 1500 RPM (or whatever you use) and slow the airplane down while maintaining altitude and heading. At 69 knots, apply full power and smoothly raise the nose while maintaining your heading and coordinated flight. Approaching the stall you will hear, feel, and see xyz. First indications will be... After that, you will hear, feel, see... We will practice recovering at initial onset and when fully developed. Common errors are...and this is how to avoid them... They should be avoided because xyz." I feel like John jogged around the description frequently. If I am teaching at the private pilot level, I need to give specific numbers and references for my students to hang their hats on.John has the gift of gab and sometimes he's not really saying anything even though words are coming out of his mouth. Some of this was good information, but some of it was painful to watch.
Flight Instructor Practical Test