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Frozen ATPL

Old 25th Apr 2009, 08:30
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Frozen ATPL

Hi there,

I live in South Africa and was wondering how long your Frozen ATPL last for, does it expire, or is it indefinate until you obtain the required hours to unfreeze it.

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Old 25th Apr 2009, 10:45
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I am not 100% sure, I would have to look up the AICs but you have 72 months to unfreeze by doing the ATP test with the DE once you meet the other requirements.

Someone else please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 16:06
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100% PP - it melts after 5 years (60months) and if you haven't tested by that time its back to the torture chamber.

Edited after reaching for the calculator!!!

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Old 25th Apr 2009, 20:40
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And I always thought there were 60 months in 5 years........???
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Old 26th Apr 2009, 08:51
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True 6 years.
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Old 26th Apr 2009, 17:49
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Hi

Any clarification in the amount of night time required to "unfreeze" your Frozen ATPL?

PIC, Dual, PICUS, Co-pilot?

Been hearing some conflicting stories regarding the dual time, even from the CAA itself....

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Old 29th Apr 2009, 00:01
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New Part 61 Regulation is 100hrs - Copilot or PIC
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Old 1st May 2009, 12:15
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Hey guys,

Hopefully this clears it up.. straight from the horses mouth, Mary Stephans at CAA.

61.07.3(1) Candidates who obtain credit or a pass for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) (ATPL/A) subjects have 36 months to obtain an Instrument Rating (IR). The ATPL/A subjects will remain valid for a period of 60 months from the date of expiry of the last Instrument Flying Revalidation Check.

In short, you have 36 months to obtain your initial IF rating from date of completion of your last subject, thereafter your subjects remain valid for a period of 60 months, calculated from the expiry date of your last instrument revalidation test.

So in other words, they will never expire, provided you keep up your Instrument Rating.
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Old 1st May 2009, 13:03
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Thx for clearing that one up !
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 16:58
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ATPL

Hey guys

I have a doubt. I own a South African ATPL Frozen with exams done in South Africa but since iíve finished the course i moved to Angola and been flying here since then. I have 3000 hours and an ICAO CPL licence.
Itís been 5 years and couple months since i got my ATPL South African licence and i would like to know if thereís any chance of applying for a ATPL South African license since i kept my instruments rating valid through out the time being but those hours were made in Angola and the instrument ratings were standing in my Angolan licence. Will the CAA accept to convert my ATPL Frozen to a ATPL taken into consideration the hours being made somewhere else even though is an ICAO License?
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