Unless you've heard otherwise, I wouldn't assume that the guy getting the over-the-shoulder is being "trained", any more than any pilot getting a line check is being trained.I'm assuming its not much to worry about. In fact it is probably good because they may really want to get the new guy trained and thus they'll be less likely to reschedule.
I have seen DPEs make the checkride harder with a fed watching. Likely because their standard checkride is probably too easy and it wouldn't pass with a fed.I cannot think of an instance where having two involved made things more difficult than it would have been if only one was there.
One of my first checkrides in the F-15E, I had an evaluator getting evaluated by a headquarters evaluator, and that's exactly what he did to me. I got a downgrade for some instrument maneuver -- I forget which one now -- but later the HQ guy quietly said to me, "I wouldn't have given you a downgrade for that, but that's just me...."
You could always ask for a different DPE if you don't feel up to it. You shouldn't be forced to fly with anyone you don't want to. That said, it shouldn't be that bad. As long as you know your stuff you will be fine.he's a new inspector. they told me.
I've seen that happen twice, but those were due to office politics within the FSDO.