What’s most unsettling is that the ACS tests an applicant’s risk-management ability. According to the FAA’s Risk Management Handbook: “Risk management is unique to each and every individual, since there are no two people exactly alike in skills, knowledge, training and abilities. An acceptable level of risk to one pilot may not necessarily be the same to another pilot.” Clearly, risk management is a subjective activity, which can only increase the subjectivity of the once relatively objective practical test. Nevertheless, the FAA is asking us to believe that the relative objectivity of the practical test won’t change. Hand lotion, please.