things to do , Roll out plan
Advice instructors and members that SAHPA plans to do this , done in 2002
Invite Instructors and members to contribute , done in 2002
Post existing questions and answers on the web , done in 2002 and 2003
Present beta versions at Instructor Seminars , done in 2002
Present trial versions at comps and club meetings for members to give feedback , done during 2002 and 2003 comps and club meetings
SAHPA to decide who will be the workinggroup that defines the final
questions and answers.
SAHPA to decide if those final qustions and answers are public or not.
One can assume the members of the workinggroup will be leaking the questions and answers to the public.
Once one has got a lot of questions and answers then they can be public for the pilots to prepare themselves.
Initial approach would be to have them secret.
Over time the questions and answers will leak out.
One just has to revise the questions and answers constantly. And increase the question pool.
After a while one has so many that it does not matter if they are out in the public.
SAHPA to decide what has priority, the Sports or the Basic test? And if HG and PPG want to go this route and when.
Recommend to start with the Sports rating test first.
Working group starts defining the final questions and answers
Have a web based version out for members to get familiar with the concept,
SAHPA to define an overlap period for old paper test to new test , done 26/3/03 , until July 2003
SAHPA to announce a time period for implementation, done 26/3/03, July 2003
SAHPA to determine and find the "trusted" persons who will host the
test in future.
For example persons with Laptops can become the "trusted" persons who will visit various sites and pilots can take their tests there.
SAHPA to send software copies of a sample test to all those "trusted" persons to ensure the system runs on their setup
Find some candidates to be the "testpilots" for the new approach in
Potential possible problem areas will be
screen , monitor sizes will result in windows getting clipped, text to get clipped
zip might not always work
Developer to fix any problems encountered
Spread the test to some selected other persons in the country to host the tests
fix any problems
field test to all clubs in the country to have one person take the Sports lic test
Will schools be "trusted" persons?
Previous history shows that schools do not comply with auditability and traceability and compliance.
Recommend "trusted" persons to be independent of schools.
hand over the code to SAHPA/AeCSA for safekeeping and future maintenance
More info see Frequently asked Questions