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FI(A) Rating and ATPL Theory

Old 1st May 2016, 15:41
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FI(A) Rating and ATPL Theory

Hi everyone,

I'm an ATPL(H) who also flies on a PPL(A). I'd like to become an FI (A) and wondered if doing so would preserve my ATPL (A) theory from lapsing? I completed the ATPL (A) theory mid 2014.

I understand that as the CPL theory is a requirement for the FI (A) course they would not lapse if I were to complete the course before the 3 years point. I am however unsure if the IR element will lapse or if achieving the FI (A) will also protect those exams from lapsing also.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

DL.
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Old 1st May 2016, 18:28
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CPL(ATPL) theory for becoming an FI has no time limit. The FI does not preserve anything; you have 3 years from completing your ATPL theory in which to obtain a CPL and IR. If not, the credit expires but remains valid for FI.
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Whopity,

Thanks very much for the swift response. So if I were to get an FI then in a few years decide I would like to do the IR I'd need to re do the exams?

Thanks again,
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Whopity,

Thanks very much for the swift response. So if I were to get an FI then in a few years decide I would like to do the IR I'd need to re do the exams?

Thanks again,
DL.
Yes, that's correct. Although if you hold any ICAO IR it will maintain the validity of your exams.
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FI Rating - CPL exams passed??

Me: Old UK PPL + BCPL + IR - none of them current. Also FAA ATP, current with many type ratings.

Wants: To become EASA FI(A) to teach PPL students only, part time (for small financial reward, if possible) in retirement.

I understand: That I must have passed exams at CPL level as a FI course pre-requisite. (EASA rules don't state who's CPL exams - theirs or ICAO)

Question: Do BCLP (now no longer exists, but I did have to take Nav and Tech exams to get BCPL and the ME IR) exams taken count, even if they were taken 20 odd years ago? What about FAA ATP writtens taken years ago also?

Why: CAA won't answer emails. Appalling service from a regulator which seems not to have changed in the last 20 odd years since I last had the misfortune to have any dealings with them.

Thanks in anticipation.

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Unless otherwise stated, references to qualifications in Part-FCL always mean EASA qualifications. Examinations passed in third countries or in EU member states under previous national arrangements do not count.
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Thank you for the information.
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