7th Jan 2011, 20:06
I'm thinking about maybe moving to Canada to pick up some work at a company flying Floatplanes. Has anyone been through this process (more the whole conversion of licences) because i'm interested in how you went about it.
Also what about working visa's? I haven't ever been oversea's so i'm not sure what to do. Thanks for your help!
8th Jan 2011, 15:36
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A little light reading for you
My advice, stay home for a couple of years. Little work, many pilots.
Brutally honest I'm afraid.
8th Jan 2011, 20:15
oh really? Thats a shame.. yeh it would probably be a waste of time with all the licence stuff i'd have to do, especially if there isn't work there anyway
Thanks for the help :)
31st Jan 2011, 03:42
covert to US FAA CPL or ATP then go to canada to convert will only take a week total....
Conversion agreement between U.S. and Canadian officials - Transport Canada (http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-personnel-usconversion-480.htm)
31st Jan 2011, 16:29
Can't convert a converted license...
You US license would say "Based on Australian license"
Thus not good for much.
However, all you need to do is write the written test (EASY) if you read the study and reference guide, then do the flight test. Not too costly.
not true... if you do the exam and flight test for the FAA (3day course $2K later) you have a legit FAA license not based on foreign ticket.
3rd Feb 2011, 13:15
OK, so save the 2K and do the exam ($110) and 3 hours $150X3) and pay $560 for a license... + plus your 110 for licensing fee. No Visa requirements, and you're good to go?