G'day all!! Was looking for some info please. Have been reading through the threads and there's a lot of good stuff here. However, would appreciate it if someone out there could help me out here. Need to convert my ICAO CPL to an FAA ATP. Have 3000 hours on the 737NG. Need the ATP issued with the 737 type on it. Can this be done outside the US ( written/practical )? Thanks in advance
Hello All, I have an Indian ATPL and need to get the FAA ATP whilst I'm in Canada. I have the Foreign Licence Validation letter issued by FAA.Can I take the written at Lasergrade centre in Canadian Law College and do my test ride on the sim at cae Montreal along with my A330 CCQ for issue of FAA ATP temp certificate with 330 endorsement? I know this is a peculiar one but it is specific to my existing situation. Any response and suggestion on this will be highly appreciated.........
Hi MarkerInbound..thnx for your reply..just to dig a little deeper..cae Montreal is unsure whether initial ATP can be issued by the FAAExaminer doing the Type Rating(A330) checkride-cum-flighttest(for ATP) based on Foreign License validation. Can initial FAA ATP only be issued on American soil? As long as Foreign License is validated by FAA,I do the ATP written test and do my Type Rating CCQ with an FAA approved TRTO, what possible condition am I not meeting for initial issue of ATP?
The FAA does not have their guidance for a Part 142 training center available online. If you were doing the training under Part 61, it does look like you have to appear at a FAA Flight Standards District Office.
That's insane that CAE doesn't know what they can do. I've been working with a 142 school in Texas for about 4 years. (No, we don't do A330s) Someone calls up, they say they what type they want training in, we ask questions about their background and flying experience and we tell them they fit into whichever syllabus, it costs x amount, when do they want to start?
Have CAE call their FAA supervisor (POI) and find out if they can't read their own authorizations. I can't believe you are the first person who wants to do this with them. We get these type of questions from foreign students all the time.
I went through the previous posts, but couldnt find any case similar.
I have ICAO Indian CPL with ME IR (215 Hrs) and am about to do B737 type about next month. I wont get any time before type training. But after that, I want to get a FAA CPL . NOT a validation, But A SEPERATE FAA CPL.
Can anyone please tell me if and how that is possible?
So you're adding the 737 rating to the Indian license? To get the FAA COMM that "stands alone," you've do it just like an American pilot. Ok, not just like one of us, but almost. As the holder of an ICAO commercial license you don't have to have a FAA PVT before taking the COMM. You will have to go through the TSA #!^*, pass the FAA COMM and INST writtens, hold a FAA medical certificate and pass flight checks for the INST and COMM.
There is a way to have the 737 type moved to the FAA certificate but only if the training was done by the holder of a FAA CFI certificate. And it requires getting a "based on" PVT certificate first, the FAA will grant you a PVT VFR ONLY 737 rating but then you can move it to the "stand alone" certificate.
Hi Guy s ,can any one confirm to me the procedure to add an A320 rating on my FAA atpl licence (B737 rating) based on my Atpl ICAO licence P1 A320 TT around 10000 hrs. Thank you in advance for your feed-back
Type rides in sims in FAA land fall under part 142 of the regs. Part 142 schools have to follow an approved syllabus. You need to be able to present your ground and flight (sim) training records. It gets a bit cloudy if you have training overseas. The FAA says you can count foreign (to us) training for a FAA rating if it is given by an instructor rated in the country the training is given in. Face it, the 142 schools exist to make money and they are going to say "If you want to use our sim you have to go through our program."
That being said, you should not need a full program. Since you have time on the aircraft you should fall into something like an upgrade program. Maybe 32 classroom hours v. 80 for initial and 3 or 4 sims v. 6 or 7.
Airbus has a training center in Miami on 36th Street. And Higher Power in Fort Worth, Texas had a 320 training program a couple years ago, I think they still have it. I'd contact both of them, tell them your status and see what they can do for you.
All you are going to get for your foreign ATP is a FAA private certificate limited to "VFR only" under 61.75. And the FAA guidance says the foreign license has to be "valid." A letter from the Orlando FSDO says "valid and current." All of the limitations of your foreign license apply to your 61.75 certificate. One example the FAA gives is a German glider pilot getting a FAA glider rating based on their German license. Since German glider pilots must have a valid medical certificate, the FAA glider rating based on the German license is void if the German pilot does not have a current medical even though the FAA does not require glider pilots to hold a medical certificate.
In order to have instrument privileges added to to a 61.75 certificate that allows instrument flight, you must take a knowledge test of FAA instrument rules, the Instrument Pilot Foreign test. Or you can go the full route under 61.65 and get a FAA instrument rating, in which case your certificate will say "US Test Passed."
I´ll be requesting verification of my foreign license in order to acquire an ATP on an aircraft I already hold over 3.000 hours as SIC. So basically, I´ll sit the ATP written and then get a FAA ATP with a PIC Typerating. However, my original license has it´s IR already expired and I was wondering if I´d have to renew it before sending the verification form to the applicable FSDO. Or will it be a waste of time and money?
Another thing is that I have also a Chinese CAAC ATP license issued on the basis of my original one, and that one is valid and current. But, I´ve been told that the FAA doesn´t verify chinese licenses...rather yet, the chinese don´t communicate well with any other Civil Aviation Agencies. Anyone has any experience on verifying CAAC licenses in the US?
Thanks Marker! Appreciate you taking the time to spare some good info!
Talked to South Florida FSDO and to the FAA at Oklahoma. No need to renew my IR as it will be issued together with my FAA ATP eventually. Only need to have the ATP license and medical valid.
Regarding the verification of CAAC issued licenses, if anyone is interested, the FAA told me that thay are usually pretty quick in replying and they´ll verify your ATPL within 2-4 weeks as long as it´s a stand alone license and not issued based on your original one.