24th May 2012, 12:57
I was hoping if anyone can give me some information on how to go about to add a type rating that was done in the UK or outside the US, onto my FAA ATPL:ugh:
Really would appreciate any advice.
26th May 2012, 19:31
* Make sure it's an FAA recognised type ie one that 'exists' within the FAA system.
* Submit to the TSA insecurity bullshit
* Pass a type rating checkride**. It could be done in an approved sim if one exists for the type.
**I don't remember if you need an instructor recommendation first, considering you already hold an ICAO type rating.
27th May 2012, 16:19
There is no "transfer" or "validation" of foreign types. You receive training, do an oral and a checkride like someone who has never seen the plane.
Most 142 schools will run you through a shorter course, like an upgrade class v. initial.
28th May 2012, 13:20
FAA do accept foreign type ratings with foreign verifications and time on type. 500 hours I believe it is. Check the FARs online.
28th May 2012, 16:00
OK, longer answer. The FAA will issue a PVT certificate with type ratings limited to "VFR only" based on a foreign license under 61.75. Since the OP already has an ATP that option is not open to them. The only way to add a type to a FAA ATP is to complete a ground school and pass the oral and checkride.