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EASA examiner in the USA

Old 19th Aug 2019, 21:02
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EASA examiner in the USA

Hi,

Iím looking for an examiner in the USA to do my EASA ATPL skill test. Iíve heard of an examiner maybe in Phoenix at CAE but canít get any details. Does anyone know someone??

Thank you!
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 00:47
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Same country?

Originally Posted by Alexakafrenchy View Post
Iím looking for an examiner in the USA to do my EASA ATPL skill test. Iíve heard of an examiner maybe in Phoenix at CAE but canít get any details. Does anyone know someone??
Doesn't the examiner have to be licensed in the same country as your written tests and medical? So, it can't be just any examiner...?

I had to deal with this when I wanted to extend my SEP a while back.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 02:30
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My licenses and medical were issued in Iceland. I asked them and their answer was that the skill test must be notified to ICETRA because they have to accept the examiners and the skill test setup. But every country is a little different so you might want to double check.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 03:27
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Are you doing this concurrently with an FAA type rating or type rating renewal/recurrent?
CAE in Morristown N.J. has a dual rated examiner.
That was 4-5 years ago.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 04:30
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I would suggest getting in touch with the ATO carrying out the training...


With EASA, you don't only need an EASA examiner, but also an EASA registered and certified aircraft or simulator, and pre-approval by your CAA (unless it's done through an approved training program).

I believe there is only a handful of schools fulfilling those requirements...
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 13:35
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Originally Posted by B2N2 View Post
Are you doing this concurrently with an FAA type rating or type rating renewal/recurrent?
CAE in Morristown N.J. has a dual rated examiner.
That was 4-5 years ago.
Iím already type rated with the FAA. I have my FAA ATPL and also a frozen EASA ATPL but in order to obtain my ďunfrozenĒ ATPL I need to do a skill test. Ideally I would schedule it during one of my recurrent but I donít think my company would agree to that. I just need to get in touch with an examiner here in the states and discuss my options.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 18:58
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There is no "frozen ATPL" for helicopters under Easa.....
I am an EASA examiner (though not in the US), and have done some ST for ATPL's already-its not just a simple check flight like you may think...

First, you need all exams to be valid, and to hold a multi pilot type rating already before you can apply for the Skill Test.

This needs pre approval of your licensing CAA....

This check can be combined with an additional multi engine type rating, but usually can not be combined with an initial type rating on MET.

​​​​​(Some CAA's don't mind, while others insist on this rule...)..

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Old 26th Aug 2019, 00:05
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Originally Posted by hueyracer View Post
There is no "frozen ATPL" for helicopters under Easa.....
I am an EASA examiner (though not in the US), and have done some ST for ATPL's already-its not just a simple check flight like you may think...

First, you need all exams to be valid, and to hold a multi pilot type rating already before you can apply for the Skill Test.

This needs pre approval of your licensing CAA....

This check can be combined with an additional multi engine type rating, but usually can not be combined with an initial type rating on MET.

​​​​​(Some CAA's don't mind, while others insist on this rule...)..
I donít know about helicopter but a frozen ATPL in Europe means you hold a CPL/ME/IR with all your ATPL written tests completed. I meet all the flight time requirements to take the skill test and I have confirmed with my CAA that it is the final step to obtain a full EASA ATPL license. I am type rated on multi crew jet with the FAA. Once I found an examiner and a location to do the test, my licensing CAA needs to approve the examiner and the test setup.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 14:13
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The term "frozen ATPL" comes from the fixed wing world (which I assumed you were coming from).

In the plank wing world, a pilot does all theoretical exams for his ATPL, but only receives a CPL with IR as you indicated because he does not yet fulfills the hours requirements for an ATPL.

In the rotary world, CPL and ATPL are two different licenses.

​​​​​​A CPL does not "magically" turn into an ATPL once you got the hours.

Usuall, a pilot gets his CPL, then gains hours on a single engine.. Then gets his first twin engine rating... His first multi pilot rating, flying as a Copilot (as only an ATPL allows to fly as a Captain on Multi Pilot Aircraft), then he can apply for the ATPL skills test.


If you meet the prerequisite for the ATPL as you stated, all you need to do is apply with your CAA.

You can only recommend the examiner, but you can not chose the examiner.... (there is a difference, the CAA has the final authority over this, and might reject your recommended examiner, or send their own inspector).

Again, be careful with the CAA, and get everything clear and in writing.

Most CAAs IN Europe will not accept an ATPL skills test on a non-Easa registered aircraft (and definitely not on a non EASA certified simulator).
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 08:59
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Originally Posted by Alexakafrenchy View Post


Iím already type rated with the FAA. I have my FAA ATPL and also a frozen EASA ATPL but in order to obtain my ďunfrozenĒ ATPL I need to do a skill test. Ideally I would schedule it during one of my recurrent but I donít think my company would agree to that. I just need to get in touch with an examiner here in the states and discuss my options.
Cc
Hi,Alex have you finished the EASA ATPL? I meet the requirement of EASA ATPL too, and hold the China CAA license.
Can you tell me the procedure of how to upgrade EASA ATPL? Do I need to contact EASA or contact ATO in Bankok which is nearest from me?
And where to looking for the examiner?
thank you
best regards
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 00:17
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EASA Examiner in US

Im a EASA examiner will be in the US last week of February and beginning of March. I can conduct ATPL at B737,B747 SEL/IR & MEL/IR and ST/LPC at AS350,AW139,B206,EC120,R-44. Send me a message with your contact details if intrested.

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Old 21st Mar 2021, 14:06
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EASA examiners in USA

Looking for EASA examiner on east coast USA - any out there? Thanks.
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