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Old 11th Jan 2017, 12:38   #1 (permalink)


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Fly on a C172 in Brazil with either EASA or Transport Canada PPL

Hi,

How does it work in Brazil with a PPL to rent un C172 for instance ?
Having an EASA and Transport Canada PPL, is one of the two easy to convert ?

If yes, how does that work ? Is it necessary to completely convert the licence, or is there any temporary option for visitors, perhaps ?

Thank you !
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 16:33   #2 (permalink)
 
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Renting is not easy, certainly not if you plan on flying yourself. Most rentals are from aeroclubes where they are used for training, so they are very reluctant to rent them out for more than an hour or two, and for local flying only.

You will normally need to convert your PPL (EASA is probably easiest) which will involve a written test and a check ride at the nearest aeroclube, and then sending your papers of to ANAC. Depending on the aeroclube they might be willing to let you fly as soon as the process is underway, others might insist that the documents come back first.

The best idea would be to get in touch with the aeroclube nearest to your planned destination and ask them about it. I've always found these people to be very helpful and polite, but frankly I doubt that you will have much success, and I certainly wouldn't plan on using it as a means of transport. Unless you have a lot of hours very few places are going to let you fly off into the sunset without having at least the value of the aircraft left on the table.

Hope that helps
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 16:47   #3 (permalink)
 
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In Brazil everything is bureaucratic and complicated. In order to fly a brazilian registered airplane you need a full brazilian licence. It's not something you can do in a few days time frame.

I don't know exactly the process for conversion, but you need a bunch of docs, do a medical check in a credited brazilian clinic and also need to do 2 flights (one being an adaptation instruction flight and the other a checkride) and pay some taxes.

Aftter that you'll have your licence converted to a brazilian one. Speaking like that it might be simple, but it's not.

It's written in portuguese (Google Translate may help), but here is the official source from the ANAC (Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency) website about licence conversion:

Validação de licenças/habilitações estrangeiras. ? ANAC


On this website there's a description (Google Translate might come in handy once again) of the whole ordeal that a brazilian pilot had to go through in order to convert his FAA CPL into a ANAC CPL.

Convalidação FAA-ANAC: um caso real ? Para Ser Piloto


And after doing all that, hiring a C172 for flying around in Brazil is not no easy too. Not many options available I'm afraid.

There's a famous saying: "Brazil is not for beginners"

Anyway, if you need further info just ask.
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Old 12th Jan 2017, 10:50   #4 (permalink)


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Thank you both for this first clarification, confirming me that Brazil is a real pain.

My question then would be : flying a European or Canadian registered aircraft would then work ?
And, if yes, where could I find that with some luck ?
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You won't find a Canadian or European registered single engine piston for rent in Brazil, unfortunately.

The only way would be flying a C172 all the way from Canada to Brazil.
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