I know that Lan(chile) is demanding FO CPL/IR/SE with minimum of 200tt for locals, I'm chilean but I'd like to pass my commercial in USA first. could anyone tell me how much will it cost to convert a CPL FAA into a Chilean one ?
get your FAA certificates in USA, and then come to Chile, LAN will accept FAA license even if you are Chilean, they will do the conversion process for you. You will only have to take a written exam to get you Commercial .
LAN Argentina hires Argentinian citizens with Argentinian License. Minimum Requirements:
-Piloto Comercial de Primera license, It is a license you can get after logging 900 hrs after PPL check out. Argentinian CPL is not allow to fly Part 121, only Part 135.
-At least ICAO English 4 level written in the Argentinian License. The Argentinian Aviation Authority doesn't accept the ICAO English lvl written in your foreign license. So you have to take the exam in Argentina not matter if you are coming from UK.
-At least 25 hrs multi time.
-Radio Operator license. By the way LAN Argentina is not recruiting at this moment because the Argentinian government is imposing operating restrictions and not authorizing new routes. LAN Argentina is too efficient for the Argentinian market so the only way the government sees to make Aerolineas Argentinas more productive is to restrict the growing of LAN Argentina.
LAN Argentina is operating 12 Airbus A320 plus 2 Boeing B767-300ER. If DSM gets the authorization for additional routes we are going to take a 3rd B767 and the recruitment of 24 pilots. At this moment 17 pilots are short listed with all the Pilot Selection process approved waiting up to one year after the approval of the Psycological test.
LAN Argentina will not do any paper work for you. If you don't get the Argentinian License (Comercial de Primera or ATPL) from ANAC, DSM will not take your application under consideration.
All the conversion process from your FAA License to Argentinian ones is under your own. So it takes time and money, so If I were you I would visit the ANAC in Buenos Aires inquiring for the conversion process which is not so easier or shorter than in US.
You have also to take the course and the exam for the Radioperator license.
You should count in not less than 6 month to 1 year to have all the process done.
About having the B767 type rating in my opinion is a waste of money because everybody join LAN Argentina through the Baby Bus A320. There are only 2 B767 and 12 A320... so many people is ahead of any newbie waiting their opportunity to fly the 76.
Hey guys, couple more questions (please and thank you)
1. Does anyone know if I need to convert to Chilean CPL/MIFR BEFORE applying to LAN Chile or do you apply with your ICAO Licence and THEN ONCE A JOB OFFER IS IN EFFECT (if that was to occur), I convert?
2. Does anyone have any knowledge/advice on the Psychometric Type of Evaluations done by LAN. Is there a way to prepare?
3. Is the SIM EVALUATION on an A320/B767?
4. I have ASA ATP 2012 for the knowledge exams. Are the questions from the FAA Bank?
5. If I HAVE TO convert to Chilean CPL (as asked above) in order to apply, can anyone recommend a Flight School that I can do the convertion?
You don't have to convert your ICAO license into Chilean one before applying.
The minimum requirements are ICAO CPL and at least English Lvl 4.
After passing the selection process, LAN is going to sponsor you for the license conversion in Chile. As far as I know it only takes a multiple choice exam based in the FAA ATPL questionnaire, Glenn or AsA should be OK. You should also pass the ICAO English Lvl 4 exam in Chile, the Chilean Aviation Authority doesn't take into consideration your foreign license English certificate.
All this process is taken during the Indoctrination/Initial training in Santiago de Chile before flying the SIM.
About the Psychometric, the best answer I can give you is be yourself. There were many who prepared themself using the service of a Psychologist in LIMA and the answers were all the same...of course they passed the test but LAN found the trick and all of them were failed.
I don't know about the sim evaluation in Chile, but in LAN Argentina is taken using a Flight Simulator 2004 choosing the B737 Classic airplane. As far as I know LA is not using the A320/B767 SIMs for the evaluation
I submitted my paperwork two weeks ago and was told to contact a lady in LAN Argentina, but then after speaking with the lady, they realized I don't have an argentinian CPL or TLA (my stuff is FAA) Perhaps they will refer back to LAN Chile, not sure.
Anyone would have the contact of the HR or Chief Pilot in Lan Chile preferably or other airline of the same group? I would like to speak to them regarding possible recruitment. I do not speak Spanish,would that be a problem? I understand foreigners have more chances in LAN Chile than the rest of the cmpanies in other latin countries,is that correct?