I did a type rating on a JAR25 aircraft 3 years ago in the States for my UK JAA ATPL. The checkride was conducted in the right hand seat.
My licence states that I have the rating with Restrictions: NIL
I called the CAA and they said as far as they are concerned I could fly as PIC.
Firstly did they make a mistake when they issued my rating or do the UK authourities simply recognise that you know how to handle this particular aircraft regardless of seat?
My latest checkride was done in the right-hand seat and the box SIC was ticked. I am assuming that I cannot fly Left-seat until I have done a PIC check-ride, is this correct? I have been PIC in the past on a different JAR25 aircraft.
Where can I find regulations covering upgrades specifically for private ops?
Any info would be great. Thanks