Recently the Indian DGCA(India) has refused validation of FAA pilots aged 60 or more. They reason that since the FAA does not permit such operation(passenger) by pilots 60 of above they they will not.There is confusion about the status of pilots with FAA licenses 60 and above already validated and flying in India.Operators are waiting for an ORDER from the DGCA.
Till then life goes on.Any pilot with an FAA license who is 60 or above is advised to convert the FAA ATPL to a Canadian CAA ATPL as per the USA/Canadian Bilateral protocol. Just need to sit the AiR REG exam an shuffle the paper work. Try the links below
>The following Transport Canada - Personnel Licensing website link
>contains ( a link to the Advisory Circular and Staff Instructions) all
>of the requirements and processes concerning the conversion program:
>Near the bottom of the page is a link to Canadian Civil Aviation
>Medical Examiners, which will assist in locating Examiners overseas.
>There is also located a link to the