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Minh
23rd Nov 2018, 20:14
Hello,
I appreciate any help here. I am looking for a school to do my MECIR validation. I got the CPL in 2009 but all ratings expired. Does anyone recommend a school that can do a short course to validate my license? I am currently not living in Australia. Thanks for any help.
Minh Duong

beached az
25th Nov 2018, 21:36
Hi Minh,

Do you hold an Australian CPL? if so you will need to do the initial CIR/ME flight test again and possible re-sit the IREX exam??
If you hold an ICAO CPL there used to be a conversion exam check the CASA website.

From personal experience I can recommend Gawne Aviation at Shepparton (just North of Melbourne)
They should be able to taylor something to your needs.

Good luck
BAz :ok:

anito4a
25th Nov 2018, 23:39
The IREX does not have an expiry date as far as I know. The rules have changed since 2009 and the MEIR no longer expires either, but obviously, you'll need to do, at the least, an Instrument Proficiency Check. I suggest you email flight schools directly and find out exactly what you need to do to get your MEIR current again. https://www.google.ie/search?q=Melbourne+flight+schools

Munz
27th Nov 2018, 00:28
Go speak to Pearson Aviation at Essendon. Great company they’ll be able to help you out ��

Seagull201
27th Nov 2018, 09:45
Hello,
I appreciate any help here. I am looking for a school to do my MECIR validation. I got the CPL in 2009 but all ratings expired. Does anyone recommend a school that can do a short course to validate my license? I am currently not living in Australia. Thanks for any help.
Minh Duong

Minh,

I read your thread in the North American section, it looks like, you have been accepted by a regional in the U.S,
and the validity of your instrument rating is about to expire, during your training period.
Am i correct?

My question to you, why did you go to the U.S , if you are your Instrument rating is about to expire?

The U.S regional's have previously advertised, if i'm correct, a person's Instrument Rating from Australia, must be current,
at least by 6 months, before commencing the type rating course with an a regional airline.
I'm sure, you knew that.


Now your Rating is about to expire, i think you are well aware of these issues before commencing your training in the U.S.

Now what?

You either can pass the instrument rating test, after a few IFR short runs or you can't?

Why don't you contact your previous flying school or affiliate, prior to travelling to the u.s?

At one stage, i didn't fly for 5 years and got back into flying, i renewed my Instrument rating after 3 runs, 6 hours.

I'm sure you can do it also.

There's no short course, either, you know how to fly IFR or you don't.

Cheers.

Minh
27th Nov 2018, 15:30
Minh,

I read your thread in the North American section, it looks like, you have been accepted by a regional in the U.S,
and the validity of your instrument rating is about to expire, during your training period.
Am i correct?

My question to you, why did you go to the U.S , if you are your Instrument rating is about to expire?

The U.S regional's have previously advertised, if i'm correct, a person's Instrument Rating from Australia, must be current,
at least by 6 months, before commencing the type rating course with an a regional airline.
I'm sure, you knew that.


Now your Rating is about to expire, i think you are well aware of these issues before commencing your training in the U.S.

Now what?

You either can pass the instrument rating test, after a few IFR short runs or you can't?

Why don't you contact your previous flying school or affiliate, prior to travelling to the u.s?

At one stage, i didn't fly for 5 years and got back into flying, i renewed my Instrument rating after 3 runs, 6 hours.

I'm sure you can do it also.

There's no short course, either, you know how to fly IFR or you don't.

Cheers.

You maybe dont understand my situation. It is a long story to tell. I have 2 licenses including the Australian license and a Vietnamese license. I got my Australian license in 2009 and then came back to Vietnam where I got most of my airlines experience ( I had 6000h in ATR72, B777 and B787 as FO). I havent come back to Australia since 2009.

I came to U.S last year for pemanent residence and had a struggling time to decide whether to continue my flying career or to go back to college ( I started my career when I was 19 so I didnt have a 4-year degree). At the time I made my decision, all licensesís ratings expired. I got hired by a regional air and went for an ATP type rating course provided by them. For some reasons they didnt check the currency of my ratings and later told me in the middle of my training course.

Now talk about my Vietnamese license with a full B787 TR/IR. I could have it renewed but to accept the fact that my Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam wont do any validation for pilots who are NOT belonged to any Vietnamese Airlines. I got triggered by that and in the end I have to use my Australian license to do the FAA conversion.

I appreciate any help for my situation anyways. Cheers

Duck Pilot
27th Nov 2018, 22:40
Done a couple of IPCs with Steve at Peter Biniís a few years ago. I was very impressed, highly recommended.

Pearson Aviation are also very good.

Both operators have been around for a very long time and have a vast amount of training experience.

Seagull201
28th Nov 2018, 00:52
You maybe dont understand my situation. It is a long story to tell. I have 2 licenses including the Australian license and a Vietnamese license. I got my Australian license in 2009 and then came back to Vietnam where I got most of my airlines experience ( I had 6000h in ATR72, B777 and B787 as FO). I havent come back to Australia since 2009.

I came to U.S last year for pemanent residence and had a struggling time to decide whether to continue my flying career or to go back to college ( I started my career when I was 19 so I didnt have a 4-year degree). At the time I made my decision, all licensesís ratings expired. I got hired by a regional air and went for an ATP type rating course provided by them. For some reasons they didnt check the currency of my ratings and later told me in the middle of my training course.

Now talk about my Vietnamese license with a full B787 TR/IR. I could have it renewed but to accept the fact that my Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam wont do any validation for pilots who are NOT belonged to any Vietnamese Airlines. I got triggered by that and in the end I have to use my Australian license to do the FAA conversion.

I appreciate any help for my situation anyways. Cheers


Okay. I understand your situation.

I'm not an expert, you have to find out further and more accurate info, when you return to Australia.

Your CPL/IR remains perpetual, it's always valid, you don't have to do any exams again, just the multi engine IR flight test.

You say, you haven't been here 9 years, it means you have to first do ALL your medicals, it costs minimum, 1,000 bucks and can take up to
one month, to get the class 1 medical certificate, from start to finish.

You have to buy the approach plates, ERSA, AIP's, CAO's, CAR, documents and read the airspace and IFR rules, before going flying.
All documents can cost up to 1,000 bucks and you probably also need a headset.

You have to find a flight training organisation and talk to them about renewing your IR, you may need just 2 or 3 runs, OR you may need to do
the full 22 hours of flight training, about 8 runs, the 8th run would be the flight test.
It's up to the training people to decide, how much training time you need.
It costs from 500 to 600 dollars an hour to train on a Seminole or Duchess aircraft these days.
It could take a few weeks to complete all your training, or longer, as it's the holiday season soon.

Minh, you have to talk to CASA or your training organisation in Australia, on what's needed for your previous 6,000 hours to be recognized here,
you may need more documents from the Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority.

Minh, if you do get your Australian CPL/IR current again, you need to get your Australian license validated for the US, (CASA sends the FAA your license details etc),
read the thread from page 1 to last, "Australian pilots working in USA", all the info is there.
You also need a TSA clearance.

Talk to the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (Rex Airlines), at Wagga, you can find the details on the internet, they're training cadets from Vietnam.
Maybe they have some communication with the Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority.

Maybe other people can give you more direction, on what's involved.

All the best Minh, you will get there!

pilotchute
28th Nov 2018, 01:39
Minh,
You don't have to buy all the documents Seagull listed. They are all online and free.
You will have to do the Class 1 medical again but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Will take some time though. I can't see why you would need the CAAV to verify your hours as you are not converting your Vietnamese licence.

You will do as much training as the instructor deems necessary for the checkride. An ILS with a RNAV will be sufficient for the test.

I have heard good things about a training school in Shepparton too.

Minh
28th Nov 2018, 02:06
Minh,
You don't have to buy all the documents Seagull listed. They are all online and free.
You will have to do the Class 1 medical again but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Will take some time though. I can't see why you would need the CAAV to verify your hours as you are not converting your Vietnamese licence.

You will do as much training as the instructor deems necessary for the checkride. An ILS with a RNAV will be sufficient for the test.

I have heard good things about a training school in Shepparton too.

Thanks for the info, I appreciate that. Does a valid FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate meet the CASA medical criteria? I cant use CAAV license because it also expried and CAAV never do validation for pilot who is no longer in any Vietnamese airlines.

Cheers

pilotchute
28th Nov 2018, 04:56
No country will accept another countries medical unless it's for a licence validation. Your are stuck with CASA.

stormfury
28th Nov 2018, 15:25
You can get a CASA approved medical done in the US. The latest approved DAME (from CASAís website) are below. Good luck.

Dr R Andolsen (Male)
465 A March Avenue
HEALDSBURG CA 95448
United States of America
Ph: 707 433 3369 (tel:707 433 3369)
Fax: 707 433 7013 (tel:707 433 7013)

Dr W Brath (Male)
Medical Clinic, Suite 200, 8930 Sepulveda Blvd
LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90045
United States of America
Ph: 310 641 8111 (tel:310 641 8111)
Fax: 310 337 7274 (tel:310 337 7274)
Email: [email protected]

Dr J Dellorso (Male)
360 Avenue P, 3rd Floor
NEWARK NJ 07105
United States of America
Ph: 973 928 8940 (tel:973 928 8940)
Fax: 973 491 6099 (tel:973 491 6099)