18th Nov 2010, 08:55
I have a valid Canadian ALTP and also a valid JAA ALTP, now wouldn't you know it, my new job requires a FAA ALTP. Anybody know the best way of getting this thing, I understand that I probably will have to write the exam, suggestions for online exam preps or any other info would be appreciated
18th Nov 2010, 10:34
JAA = ATPL
FAA = ATP (note that there is no "L" on the end)
The FAA ATP exam prep take appx. 2 days of studying. Buy a book titled GLEIM or purchase the database. It's the standard prep material. ASA also makes a book.
The exam takes appx. 1 hour. No big deal.
Lucky you, fortunately it's easy for you to accomplish:
§ 61.153 Eligibility requirements: General.
To be eligible for an airline transport pilot certificate, a person must:
(a) Be at least 23 years of age;
(b) Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language. If the applicant is unable to meet one of these requirements due to medical reasons, then the Administrator may place such operating limitations on that applicant's pilot certificate as are necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft;
(c) Be of good moral character;
(d) Meet at least one of the following requirements:
(1) Holds a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating issued under this part;
(2) Meet the military experience requirements under §61.73 of this part to qualify for a commercial pilot certificate, and an instrument rating if the person is a rated military pilot or former rated military pilot of an Armed Force of the United States; or
(3) Holds either a foreign airline transport pilot license with instrument privileges, or a foreign commercial pilot license with an instrument rating, that—
(i) Was issued by a contracting State to the Convention on International Civil Aviation; and
(ii) Contains no geographical limitations.
(e) Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of this subpart that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought before applying for the practical test;
(f) Pass a knowledge test on the aeronautical knowledge areas of §61.155(c) of this part that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought;
(g) Pass the practical test on the areas of operation listed in §61.157(e) of this part that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought; and
(h) Comply with the sections of this subpart that apply to the aircraft category and class rating sought.
Written test and checkride, that's it.
There is an agreement between the US and Canada as far as transferring or converting each other's certificates, did you look into that?
18th Nov 2010, 16:21
Thanks for that, have just ordered the GLEIM, and am getting the application sorted out. The whole thing came up as a big surprise yesterday.