View Full Version : JAA to P4, VP-xxxx
17th Feb 2007, 18:44
can anybody give me brief info how I can manage to get a validation or a transition form JAA or FAA to the Aruba or VP-something registrations?
Tried to google it but I was not successful.
Thank you for details.
17th Feb 2007, 19:14
As I live and work in VP - something land, I can tell you that the way it works here is basically: you must have a job flying a VP - something registered A/C then it is usually a matter of paperwork to get a validation provided you have an original Licence and type rating that is acceptable to the VP - something CAA. Any of the recognized ones will work JAA, US, CAN, plain old UK, Aus and probably quite a few others.
If you are based in VP - something land then you'll have to do the local airlaw, again, nothing to break a sweat over.
You may also need to maintain a VP - something approved medical.
Hope that helps!
17th Feb 2007, 19:58
17th Feb 2007, 21:31
What Fluf said... get the job first and the company sends in the paperwork and sorts you out.
If you are a captain on a CL604 drop me a PM... we need a couple.
How does that work for flying in the right seat without a type rating?
18th Feb 2007, 15:20
If you went in on Flexjets link, you would see the application form which asks the applicant for which position s/he is applying. But again on the bottom of the page there is the question about which VP ("C" in this case) aircraft the applicant intends to fly, in other words the validation is tied to the job.
On the VP-C licence, the FO will get a P-2 type endorsment, provided s/he can satisfy the CAA that the requisite training has been done.
BTW; are you still out in the big sand?
Sorry Fluf, should have checked the urls before asking the question... but hey, i get lazy every so often.....
Yep, still at the beach... :):)
Little bit off topic.....
Gonna take an aircraft off the FAA register, anyone want to give me the pros and cons of changing it to one of the following: Aruba, Cayman Is and British Virgin Islands?
19th Feb 2007, 18:23
Hope it will help you.
19th Feb 2007, 19:20
Although the British Virgin Islands have an aircraft register I understand that there is only one aircraft (the local police aircraft) on it at the moment. They do not appear to be interested in developing an offshore register. Have you thought about the Isle of Man which is in the process of establishing a register. It should be up and running in the spring. http://www.gov.im/dti/Aircraft/
20th Feb 2007, 01:12
Flexjet, that's a good summary!
As I am familiar with Cayman I can add that the mailing address is slightly different now but the phone + fax numbers are still ok.
We've been having a lot of visitors with big shiny metal here recently, makes one kind of jealous especially so when you taxi past all that modern hardware with an old 732 (a fluf)
20th Feb 2007, 07:08
As usual you are a wealth of information...... :):)
Cathar, IOM implies tax......
24th Feb 2007, 09:59
What is the tax issue? My understanding was that the Isle of Man offers similar tax advantages as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
Looking at a couple websites that state :
The Isle of Man has introduced a 0% standard rate of corporation tax and all aviation transactions will qualify for this 0% rate.
Does that apply to VAT on an aircraft heavier than 8000 kgs?
As it turned out, the aircraft that we obtained are VP-B and VP-C registered so no need to change the registrations apart from vanity :)
13th Apr 2007, 17:33
I'm not an expert on tax but I understand that the VAT rates in the Isle of Man are normally the same as those in the UK. However, I think that VAT would only be charged on an aircraft if it were permanently imported into the Isle of Man. Therefore an aircraft registered in the Isle of Man would not automatically be subject to VAT.