Dave W wrote:Which, obviously is is the responsibility of every individual student to know and understand in complete detail.
down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.'"
Honestly, I sometimes think quoting obscure (for the average pilot) sources gets the poor bureaucracy off the hook.
The standards documents are not obscure sources and the instructor should have gone through it with the student so that everything is clear.
“Standards Document 25 (A): Notes for the guidance of applicants taking the Initial Skill Test or revalidating the Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating (Aeroplanes)”.
It is not the case of letting the Authority off the hook, but the instructor / flight school need to share the responsibility for not doing their job.
One of the first questions I ask before doing test is to ask whether the candidate has read the related standards document.