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JAA/CAA/CASA/ICAO conversion to FAA

Old 12th May 2013, 08:13
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I have an ICAO CPL with 255 hours of flying time . I want to get a FAA cpl based on my INDIAN CPL which has already been verified by the FAA & I Have received the FAA PPL. My problem is that my previous flight experience has been more than 5 years ago. Could someone please advise if I need to fly all over again or is it enough if i do the minimum hours required to be proficient.. Please advise
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Old 13th May 2013, 11:37
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Yes, you are right - thanks blindsquirrel for pointing it out - this is a new requirement. I checked and my last application was in December 2012 and I didn't need any CoR then. For the record - I'm really glad to now have gone from 61.75 to a full FAA certificate and won't miss going through the verification process every time something changes. And getting up to speed to do the private checkride definitely improved my flying and currency.

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Old 13th May 2013, 11:55
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flyhigh - you still (as in my response to your other your other post elsewhere) aren't clear if your FAA ppl is standalone or 61.75 based on your indian cpl. I guess you mean it is a 61.75 ppl based on your indian cpl so will respond accordingly:

To try and answer all your potential questions in one go :
do read CFR 61.39 - it will answer your questions about recency and requirements for FAA cpl. You will need to meet all requirements for FAA cpl so read up on that yourself and it will answer your questions, just compare your logbook to the entry requirements as that is what the examiner will do.
Yes you will need TSA as you don't have a full FAA PPL
Yes you will need an M1 visa and thus a SEVIS school, no that doesn't have to be a part 141 course.
You don't need a signoff to enter the checkride but you might as well get one as it is free and doesn't involve arguing with your instructor or DPE about it.
No you don't need to do the FAA private checkride first but you do need your 61.75 to meet the entry requirements (CFR 61.123h).
Yes you will need to do the written and meet all the requirements of CFR 61.123h.and you will need a valid faa medical of third class or greater to take the checkride.

Hope that covers it for you....

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Old 13th May 2013, 14:59
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Do I have to go to U.S?

I'm working on this conversion to a commercial FAA license...

The thing is, the FAA wants me to visit an FAA office to get my private FAA based on my foreign (JAA CPL) license. As far as I know the FAA has no offices outside the U.S. I hoped I would not have to go to the U.S. for this conversion, since I plan to make the FAA check ride in Europe (CPL / IR / ME).

Everything else is ok. I have received TSA approval, I have done the FAA written examination, I have done an FAA medical examination, I have an approval from a FAA instructor and has all the hours that I need according to FAR.

So, is it possible to avoid having to go to the U.S. just to collect this FAA private certificate? It feels like an expensive trip otherwise just for a piece of paper...
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Old 20th May 2013, 13:39
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CAA to FAA

I'm a (UK) CAA PPL holder and want to convert to FAA PPL to do some flying this summer in USA. I've filled in the following forms:
- Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification
- Application for Verification of a Licence Issued by the UK CAA (SRG1160)
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Form for submission of payments to PLD (SRG1187)
and also photocopied my licence and medical.

Now my question is what do I send where? So which forms go to CAA and which to FAA and do I have to wait for CAA validation before sending the form to FAA? I find it confusing since both CAA forms include payment details but there will be one payment?
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Old 21st May 2013, 05:39
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Here's the FAA guidance:

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The two SRG forms go to your CAA.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 10:29
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Thanks, I've sent the FAA application to FAA in Oklahoma. And the CAA part to CAA. What will happen now? Will FAA contact me when licence is ready?

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Old 22nd May 2013, 13:56
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Yes. From the FAA's Flight Standards Information Management System:

N. Written Notification. When verification is received from a foreign CAA, the applicant will receive written notification that a copy of the verification of authenticity of the foreign pilot license has been forwarded to the designated FSDO in the applicant’s request. The verification of authenticity of the foreign pilot license is valid for 6 calendar‑months. Applicants may make application for their U.S. pilot certificate at the designated FSDO during that period.

O. Request to Change Designated FSDO. A request to change the designated FSDO may be made by letter to the FAA Airmen Certification Branch, AFS‑760, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125‑0082 or fax to 405‑954‑9922.
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Old 24th May 2013, 20:26
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airbus 350 - this is a sticky thread, as it is a frequently asked set of questions and designed to be read through before asking questions as there is every chance your question is already answered . If you look up a few posts on this page to post 181 http://www.pprune.org/north-america/...ml#post7833459 you will find the answers you seek in detail but to answer your immediate question - you will get a Fax from Oklahoma in due course on the number you put on the form. Some judicious use of the search function will tell you more about the process, waiting times etc, and there is more info in various threads about which FSDO are strict about appointments, which take walk-ins etc. You will also note that you can change the FSDO you go to just by asking Oklahoma to refax your verification letter to the new FSDO, no form required in reality.

Flyah - likewise have a search - there is plenty on PPRuNe (and elsewhere) on how to get a 61.75 from a DPE in europe without having to go to the US and what it costs, and plenty about how to get a check ride in europe and all the questions you are likely to ask next ! There is also information on N reg for checkride in europe, UK d of t permission to use N reg for instruction in UK, debate about instruction and the need for a european CPL for FAA instruction in europe.
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Old 27th May 2013, 10:08
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Thanks for your help, but sometimes it's hard to find exactly what you looking for, since even tho it's the same topic, everyone has a slightly different situation and I thought this is what PPRuNe was for. To ask more experienced Pilots questions. But thanks, all my questions have been answered.
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Old 7th Jun 2013, 22:13
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Hi guys,

Intending to convert my license. I want to try to make this short.

I hold a frozen JAR ATPL about 770hrs TT = CPL/IR/MEP/MCC which does not exist in the US as we all know.

I can't go for ATPL in the US because I am too young at this stage, so intend to go for stand alone CPL/IR/MEP.

At this stage a have a validation based on foreign license incl. FAA Medical Class 1 and papers to be handed in at FAA for my SIC on CE525.

My understanding is, that the process would be as followed:
1. IFPS = Instrument Foreign Pilot Test (30 Questions)
2. Written CPL (80 Questions)
3. Oral exam
4. Checkrides for IR, CPL and MEP

Is that correct?

Any recommendations which study books to use? Gleim Aviation? If so, which products of Gleim because there are just so many.

Flying part - where to be done? Florida? As much as I know plenty of German speaking flight schools there.

Appreciate your help, also via PM if someone has a special suggest etc.

Many thanks,

Alex
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 08:48
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FAA CPL

Hi Alex,
Call an FAA FSDO (Speak out: fisdo) and state that you are a pilot who has a question about the federal aviation requirements. Ask for an airmen inspector (you also have mechanic inspectors and you do not want to speak to one of these). FSDO office contact details you can find on the www.faa.gov website. Present your case and you will be answered immediately. Better than the "experts" on this forum. After that you may contact me for further details as I can help you on this process. Ich spreche auch Deutsch.
Best regards,
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 09:03
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FAA ATPL

Hi,

You can have it two ways:
1) FAA license based on your foreign license. Disadvantage: if you lose your JAR license or JAR medical your FAA license automatically becomes invalid also.
2) Get yourself a stand alone FAA license. Advantage: if you lose your JAR license or JAR medical you still can fly on your stand alone FAA certificate.
Disadvantage: you will have to study somewhat.

Call a FAA FSDO (speak out: fisdo) an ask for a pilots inspector. Present your case over there and you will be answered quickly, in most cases (99,9%)immediately. If you need training in europe or US or need further advise you may contact me.
Best regards,
dakota 1940
FAA CFI/CFII/MEI

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Old 9th Jun 2013, 11:13
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There is no way to get a FAA ATP based on your JAR ATPL. The FAA will issue you a private VFR only certificate based on your JAR license. You can take a simple knowledge test and have an IR added without a checkride. The only way to get the FAA ATP is to pass the ATP knowledge test and pass an ATP checkride.

Why call the FSDO, you call read the same book the FAA Inspectors use here:

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Old 10th Jun 2013, 13:58
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Thanks to both of you for the feedback!

Appreciate it!
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Old 10th Jun 2013, 14:07
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You don't need to do the private. As Dakota says, if you get a 61.75 "based on" certificate, it is only good as long as your JAR license is. It is just a paper shuffle between your CAA and the FAA. To get the IR added you have to pass a multiple choice online test. You walk into the FSDO and walk out with your FAA private certificate.

Holding the JAR ATPL allows you to skip the FAA private and commercial. You go through the TSA background check, pass an 80 question online test, get a FAA medical, do whatever flight training you need to polish up and pass an oral exam and checkride.

I could not begin to tell you where to train. There are hundreds of flight schools in the US where you could do this.
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Old 10th Jun 2013, 20:20
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Personally I wouldn't talk with anyone at the FSDO level. They are not the experts. Talk with Airman Certification Branch in Oklahoma City. They are the experts. They deal with every day.

And according to the Foreign Certification desk in Oklahoma City, to do an FAA ATP checkride all you need is the validation letter from the FAA. Which you get at the FSDO. If your national medical is current, you do not need the FAA medical exam. If it is not you will need to have a minimum of a FAA 3rd class medical. Reference FAR 61.153 (c).
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Old 16th Jul 2013, 17:39
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Hello everybody,

Maybe someone will be able to help me.
I hold a JAA, CPL/IR/SE/ME/MCC/C510single type rating
1500h TT and 200h as C510 PICs
I have also my 61.75 (PPL/IR/SE/ME) because I fly (private use) a Cirrus with N reg sometime.

Last week, an other citation mustang owner, asked me if I was able to ferry his aircraft from EU to USA. His aircraft is registred to USA (N reg)
My question is :
Can I add my JAA C510single type rating to my 61.75 certificate with no restriction (such as only VFR, ...)
I won't be payed for this ferry flight, it is only for fun, so I believe my 61.75 is enough.

I have already asked to FSDO about it, they told me "no problem", but some other people, told me, if I wanted to do this ferry flight, I must do a full C510 FAA training with check ride.

Thank you.
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Old 16th Jul 2013, 20:00
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If the FSDO says they can do it, why are you asking here?

There is a provision to add a type rating to 61.75 certificate. Too lazy to dig through the FAA web site but I believe your 61.75 IR has to be US TEST PASSED. Then if they (the FAA) are happy with your training records for the type they'll add it without a checkride.
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Old 5th Aug 2013, 14:52
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Type rating or Seminole for ATP?

Hi everyone.

I will soon be off the the US to do my ICAO CPL ME/IR to an FAA ATP. I will have all the hour pre requisites but am a bit confused on a particular detail.

The 2 schools I have contacted say my IR must be valid to undertake the FAA ATP checkride in the Seminole or whatever piston twin they use. The 2 sim centres I spoke to said my IR can be lapsed if I want to integrate my type rating with an ATP checkride. The reason I am looking at doing it at a sim centre is that there are some pretty cheap jet type ratings you can do. The 737-200 rating isn't much more than the ATP course in a Seminole. They still fly 732's in my part of the world so I thought it would make more sense to do it in that if its the same price round about.

Back to the question. Does my IR need to valid in my home country to do the ATP check. Well the posters on this forum say no but the schools I have contacted say yes. Are they just trying to squeeze extra cash out of me for a checkride that I don't really need? The FAA website from what I can see says that I need and IR but it doesn't say if it needs to be current.
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