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api 15th Apr 2019 17:12

Danish Civil Aviation Authority
 
Hi boys and gals,

I am looking for an email adress of someone in the Danish CAA who deals with license conversions.
Let me explain briefly:
Im a CPL flying with an Israeli airline. I am planning a possible move to Denmark in the future and would like to prepare. My current type rating training and exams were conducted in the Netherlands by EASA certified Instructors and examiners.
I was browsing their website for hours and always ended up on some pages in Dansk that even google translate wouldnt translate properly...

Thanks a million!

Fishermens 16th Apr 2019 10:29


Originally Posted by api (Post 10448170)
Hi boys and gals,

I am looking for an email adress of someone in the Danish CAA who deals with license conversions.
Let me explain briefly:
Im a CPL flying with an Israeli airline. I am planning a possible move to Denmark in the future and would like to prepare. My current type rating training and exams were conducted in the Netherlands by EASA certified Instructors and examiners.
I was browsing their website for hours and always ended up on some pages in Dansk that even google translate wouldnt translate properly...

Thanks a million!

Official email:

[email protected]

good luck!


api 17th Apr 2019 14:32

Thanks.
I did send them an email there. Got a reply by an Erik Grevy. Still waiting for some answers tho....got a bit discouraged by a language proficiency exam :/

2unlimited 3rd May 2019 08:42


Originally Posted by api (Post 10449637)
Thanks.
I did send them an email there. Got a reply by an Erik Grevy. Still waiting for some answers tho....got a bit discouraged by a language proficiency exam :/

Do you have EASA license?
(the 14 ATPL exams + EASA CPL IR/ME?)

api 6th May 2019 10:35

Not yet. That’s what i want to talk to them about.
i will obviously do all the theoretical exams, but was hoping my type rating will be endorsed and will save me some trouble and mucho dineros.


2unlimited 6th May 2019 17:56


Originally Posted by api (Post 10464373)
Not yet. That’s what i want to talk to them about.
i will obviously do all the theoretical exams, but was hoping my type rating will be endorsed and will save me some trouble and mucho dineros.



Your TR can't be endorsed as you did not have an EASA license when you took it, also because of this you would not have been tested according to EASA standards to test certificate.
However if you have a EASA license already, and you make the test, than you can in advance request the trainer to assess you for both EASA and your current local license. But the trainer will have to send the report to this CAA. example Denmark in advance, and he would also need to apply in advance to Danish EASA to be able to do your license check / TR.

So I can assure you that you won't be able to use your already check made, just because they trainer was EASA approved.

You need to do the ATPL's before you can do the Sim license check / TR.

Dac90 8th May 2019 00:36

Hope it works out for you and good luck with the 14 theoretical exams. They are a nightmare so my humble suggestion is to start refreshing old memory as soon as possible if you plan on doing them! (this conversion is nothing like an FAA conversion, but you are probably aware of this.)

2unlimited 8th May 2019 02:00

I had a friend of mine doing this a couple of years ago, with over 20 years flying in Asia, he wanted to convert back to EASA license. With over 15.000 hours experience Captain on 777, 747, A340, 330 with Cathay. He failed 2 of the exams, and never got around to take the remaining before they lapsed.
The issue is that they are not very relevant to normal operations these days, so they are a bit of a headache. I would recommend Bristol QB and make a plan how to do the exams, not to do all in one go, but make sure you have paced it so you have time to do retakes within the time limit if required.

We had a system where you did 3 exams after 2 months, 6 exams after another 2 - 2.5 months and remaining 5 exams after another 2 months, so a total of around 6 months.
The thinking behind this is that after you have completed all 14 exams, you still have another 12 months left for any retakes. You can retake any exam maximum an additional 2 times, within 18 months from your first passed exam.
Depending on your experience level, you might or might not need to take them trough a training facility. My friend with his experience could just do the exams directly with the CAA.
After completion he would have to do a Sim TR check / LPC.
I would say UK is better to do the exams, however UK is full of uncertainty because of Brexit, so you will to see what is possible.

api 9th May 2019 10:35

Thank both you guys.
I have started some correspondence with the Danish CAA and the CAE in Amsterdam where i did my TR. As i understand it, there is a chance the Danes will endorse my TR, it was done to the EASA standard. Lets see....worst case i hope i could get some instructor to get me a check back in the Sim in Amsterdam and with that i conclude the practical part.
As for theoretical part, wow, sounds daunting. I do have lots of time to go about it, no plans of moving to the EU in the next 2-3 years. I guess i now need to understand if i am required to take the tests through a training facility. With the uncertainty of the brexit, i think i should find somewhere else to take it. Perhaps Cyprus as its just a 40 min free ride on the ATR.

thanks again,

2unlimited 9th May 2019 11:22

Well unless you have a EASA license you will not get it endorsed as a EASA TR, as you lack the fundamental things for getting that.
That's a EASA IR / ME / CPL.

Regarding the ATPLs, it all depends your experience level. I can't recall the details my friend told me about that, but you would have to have few thousand hours P1 time for sure.

The ATPL's must be completed within 18 months of sitting your first exam (passing first exam), and you IR must be passed within a certain time limit after passing your last ATPL exam (you need to check EASA rules) from passing your final ATPL exam.

When you took your type rating, you did not have a EASA IR/ME, that's one of the main reasons you can't endorse a license that you don't have.
When you do LPC / TR exam, that also gives you your IR. You can only get a EASA IR if you have passed the 14 exams.

Regarding the ATPLs, if I was you I would contact Bristol Groundschool, I am pretty sure they are clued up of what to do in case of Brexit. And probably have some contingency regarding this.


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