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Jim Brannan 


Jim has been a Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for the Fresno FSDO since March of 1978 and
is approved to conduct Private and Commercial Airplane Single and Multiengine Land and
Instrument practical tests. He is also approved to conduct Flight Instructor Initial Airplane Single
and Multiengine and Instrument tests as well as add-on ratings, renewals and reinstatements.
Additionally he can issue Commercial Pilot Certificates based on Military Competency and
Commercial Drone Certificates.

He is available 7 days a week by appointment. Fees are payable by cash or check.
To contact Jim, phone or text (559) 970-8147 or email to

FAA PILOT EXAMINER FEES (11/21) Initial / Retest

  • Private / Commercial $700.00 / $350.00

  • Instrument Rating $700.00 / $350.00

  • Add-on Multiengine Rating  $700.00 / $350.00

  • Flight Instructor Initial Certification $1000.00 / $500.00

  • Add-on CFI Instrument / Multiengine $800.00 / $400.00

  • CFI Renewal/Reinstatement $700.00 / $350.00

  • FIRC Renewal $100.00 

  • Military Comp $150.00 

  • Commercial Drone $100.00 


Note: For continuation of a previous test by another examiner, please phone or write.

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