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Old 18th Nov 2006, 18:31   #1 (permalink)
 
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Foreign Type to FAA Type rating

Hi there!
I am holding an FAA ATPL plus 2 others.
How can I have a type rating (ATR, current on type) added to my
FAA certificate ?
What's the rule?
Do I need a check ride by an FAA examiner or is it a matter of paperwork?
Many thx for infos.
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Old 19th Nov 2006, 08:30   #2 (permalink)
 
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Depends. . .

If you want a PIC Type Rating then you need to do a check ride.

If you want a SIC Type Rating, it is a simple paperwork application at your closest Flight Standards District Office.

More info here:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223382
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 09:20   #3 (permalink)
 
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Depends. . .
If you want a PIC Type Rating then you need to do a check ride.
If you want a SIC Type Rating, it is a simple paperwork application at your closest Flight Standards District Office.
More info here:
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223382

Not only will you need a check ride, but you will have to do the whole ground/sim program all over approved by the FAA. The days of just taking a checkride with an examiner are long gone.
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 09:21   #4 (permalink)
 
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all right!

Thanks my friend.
Well that makes sense.
Just a bit complicated to find an ATR FAA examiner here in Europe.
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Old 21st Nov 2006, 08:16   #5 (permalink)
 
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Not only will you need a check ride, but you will have to do the whole ground/sim program all over approved by the FAA. The days of just taking a checkride with an examiner are long gone.

All pretty silly and old-fashioned when you think about it. Oh well, the FAA in their infinite wisdom.
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 06:51   #6 (permalink)
 
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All pretty silly and old-fashioned when you think about it. Oh well, the FAA in their infinite wisdom.
Just as an FAA pilot would have to do with the old CAA or JAR!!!!
If they could only make it more easier, it would save a lot of headaches.
A Boeing is a Boeing is a Boeing , just like an AirBus.
I guess it's to keep people emplyed and their pockets filled!!!
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Old 9th Jul 2007, 23:56   #7 (permalink)
 
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FAA ATR Type Rating

Did you find a provider for the FAA ATR Type Rating?
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Old 11th Jul 2007, 04:49   #8 (permalink)
 
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A good start would be the FAA website (Google it) - just like you can find useful info on the UK CAA website.
In this business, nothing stays the same forever and thus info that may be correct years ago is not necessarily the same today.
Maybe the "free skies" starting next year will provide some relief, but I doubt it. Each state will want to keep it's own protective world even though it is now a global world in business and aviation.
Good luck.
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Old 16th Jul 2007, 08:43   #9 (permalink)
 
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Hi discus 2

I know someone that will be FAA ATR DE very soon . So if you are interested PM me . He will be able to give you 61.58 check on the airplane or in an approved FAA sim ( HOUSTON) .

Gusto
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 17:30   #10 (permalink)
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Question JAA/CAA/CASA/ICAO conversion to FAA

Hello,

Is here some one who can help me with the question what the best and quickest way is to convert your JAA license in FAA?

I want to fly around 30 hours in Florida, in a JAA school. Now I have my JAA fATPL CPL ME IR, and I know to fly in US airspace, you need to have a FAA license.
I have heard a lot of stories, that obtaining the FAA license can vary from 1 day (just go to a FAA office in the US) to a several months with a lot of paperwork.
Is there anyone who can provide me with some clear information?

Thanks very much in advance!
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 20:37   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hola suus1983 -
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With your JAR Commercial, you can go to any FAA office, and request a FAA Commercial pilot certificate, that you will obtain immediately. The certificate will state -
"Commercial Pilot
"Airplanes single and multiengine land
"VFR privileges only
"Issued on basis of JAA (country) Commercial pilot licence nºxxxxx
"Not valid for hire or commercial operations of airplanes...
"Expires (date)...
xxx
Note that your JAA licence must be valid (medical as well) when you fly with such FAA certificate.
xxx
If you wish to validate your JAR instrument privileges, you must pass a test (takes a couple of hours at worst) which is a "foreign instrument rating competency test"... see FAR 61...
There is no FAA equivalent of a JAR fATPL, so you get a Commercial certificate.
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 21:18   #12 (permalink)
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Hello BelArgUSA!

Thanks a lot for the quick reply I am happy it is not as difficult as i thought it would be!!
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 13:51   #13 (permalink)
 
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nothing is as complicated---

in the states, as it is in the UK or europe,

especially when it comes to aviation---

nor as expensive!
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 03:58   #14 (permalink)
 
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JAA to FAA

In order to convert JAA ATP to FAA ATP
do you need a current IR (ME)?

Thanx
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 11:17   #15 (permalink)
 
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You can't 'convert' your JAA ATP certificate (thank God), although FAA will recognize your aeronautical experience toward issuance of an FAA certificate.

You need to take the full FAA ATP written test and flight test. Make sure you have the required experience and I suggest some training before the checkride.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 16:54   #16 (permalink)
 
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Will FAA recognize my aeronautical experience toward issuance of an FAA certificate, if I have IR ME which is no longer current.
Thank you.

Last edited by littlejet; 15th Nov 2007 at 16:59. Reason: typo
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 11:24   #17 (permalink)
 
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Yes... the FAA will recognize your experience.... just depends on how much relevent experience you have and how current you are.. As for your IR lapsing... depends on when it lapsed... last week, or in 1997 ? Best thing is to ask them... the FAA website is pretty extensive...
Converting from JAA ATPL is straightforward.. the FAA written (as has been noted here many times before) is a complete joke compared to the JAR which is pretty much the equivilent to a BA in aviation studies in the states... the oral however offsets this to some extent... depends on who you get as an examiner... the flight test however is (or was in my case anyway) considerably more demanding than the CAA which seperates the general flying test from the IR portion.. In the US it's all combined.. my log book shows mine as being 2hrs 40min... almost all of this was under the hood with 2 precision and 3 non-precision approaches all but one were single engine with a multitude of 'quirks' thrown in by the examiner... again it depends on who you get... mine was fair but wasn't going to cut me any slack.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 13:21   #18 (permalink)
 
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Littlejet -
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You can take your FAA ATP check ride without a current IR or ME rating. Actually, the ATP check will make you current again in category, class (and type if a type rating is required for the aircraft), as well as the instrument part, since the ATP includes an instrument competency check. And if it has not changed since my years in the USA, you do not even need an instructor's recommendation (for an ATP flight test). See FAR 61 for prerequisites for ATP flight test.
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Old 22nd Nov 2007, 03:25   #19 (permalink)
 
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Sorry to butt in you guys.
Ive just added a Medium size Jet rating to my FAA ATP. At the moment the Country in SE Asia were I am working Now have validated my Temp Airman cert until the Expiry date in late December. Prob is still no sign of the new Licence back from OK City an I cant find out who to ask on the website. Any Ideas, Appreciated. Beers on me if you out this way.
Thanks heaps,,
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Old 22nd Nov 2007, 08:39   #20 (permalink)
 
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Hola Kwai /
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What I understand from your thread is that you have been issued a temporary airman certificate from the FAA, valid 120 days, expiring in late December.... Oklahoma City will probably send you your "hard copy" early December, to the address written on that temporary certificate... It depends more or less how fast the postal delivery will be.
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What beer is it...?
Singha, Tiger, San Miguel, Tsin-Tao, Bintang???
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