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xairline
17th Nov 2022, 16:13
Hello,

Is it at all possible to convert a Canadian Group1 instrument rating to EASA ME IR?

I hold a Canadian ATPL SMEL, IR: Group 1 with B73C, and DHC8 type ratings. I haven't flown in Canada since 2016

I also hold an EASA CPL(A) with PC12 SET, PA-46 SET, CRI, and valid SE IR.

I was given an offer from an ATO to do 50 precent of a MEP IR course. The local CAA wont reduce the training since I dont have very many hours on MEP class aircraft.

I have a funny situation considering I have thousands of hours on a large mulit engine turbopro and 900 hours on b737 in Canada. I do not intend to exercise the privileges of MEP IR. I wish to have ME IR endorsed on my license via conversion so I can enter a type rating course without restriction (in Europe).

Is there someone in the know which can help with EASA conversion regulations?

Thank you and kind regards,

carlapilot
18th Nov 2022, 08:33
Hello,

Is it at all possible to convert a Canadian Group1 instrument rating to EASA ME IR?

I hold a Canadian ATPL SMEL, IR: Group 1 with B73C, and DHC8 type ratings. I haven't flown in Canada since 2016

I also hold an EASA CPL(A) with PC12 SET, PA-46 SET, CRI, and valid SE IR.

I was given an offer from an ATO to do 50 precent of a MEP IR course. The local CAA wont reduce the training since I dont have very many hours on MEP class aircraft.

I have a funny situation considering I have thousands of hours on a large mulit engine turbopro and 900 hours on b737 in Canada. I do not intend to exercise the privileges of MEP IR. I wish to have ME IR endorsed on my license via conversion so I can enter a type rating course without restriction (in Europe).

Is there someone in the know which can help with EASA conversion regulations?

Thank you and kind regards,

Hello xairline,welcome in forum!
There is possibility to do this ,you need to find EASA Approved ATO and start the license conversion process, it's simple. There is many ATO in Europe but science not all of them are able to do this ,i' know one of them who can actually help you and it's worldwide . My colleague converted license to EASA with them, and he is very satisfied with whole process and professionality. You have all explanation on their website easy-pilot.com license conversion, type rating , ATPL Theory, etc.
Check these guys, at least send them some email with questions and see the possibility ,it cost nothing but can help.

rudestuff
18th Nov 2022, 09:23
Have you got 50 hours as PIC under IFR? If so then you're exempt any training, you can just take the IR test. Maybe they're talking about the MEP class rating?

Whopity
3rd Dec 2022, 21:29
Basically what you need to do is put a ME aircraft rating onto your EASA CPL. Adding the MEP is the easiest. 6 hours at an ATO. Then you need IR privileges you simply need to extend your current SE EASA IR to ME IR also at an ATO.

rudestuff
4th Dec 2022, 06:57
That's what I was getting at: The requirement is initial MEP (6 hours) and SEIR>MEIR (2hours+3sim) - You basically need 8 hours in a place. If they're offering you 50% off that then take it - that's a great deal!

Of course the BIG question is why do you want an MEP rating if you don't intend to fly an MEP? That really makes no sense. You already hold an ATPL - why not just convert that to an ATPL by taking an LST in a 737 and forget about flying pistons?

carlapilot
5th Mar 2023, 18:51
xairline Any news for conversion ? Did you get in contact with some EASA ATO? :)

REMAX11
25th Apr 2023, 15:57
If you have a type rating in your ICAO CPL, will it be converted?