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Old 24th Mar 2019, 09:22
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Convert FAA license to TCCA(Canada)

Hello Everyone:

I’m YANG. I got my FAA CPL with multi engine land and instrument rating in U.S. recently.
I don't have CPL with single engine land. (I have several Commercial pilot training hours in single engine land)
I plan to convert my license to Canadian license and get the instructor rating there.

Here is things I read: (I meet all requirements.)
  • Transport Canada AC 401-001 6.2. In this section, the requirements in this section only said “Must hold a FAA Commercial airman certificate with airplane category and class rating(s)”.
  • CAR 421.69 Flight instructor rating Class 4 Aeroplane requirements, it said what I need is total flight time 200 hours and instrument time 20 hours.
I already sent the email to several schools. I got two answers.
  1. The first one said I can only convert to PPL with multi engine and instrument rating if I don't have any single engine training associated with my CPL. Given the amount of flight time I have, it shouldn’t be too difficult for me to obtain a TCCA CPL with the associated training.
  2. The other said If you did not have single engine IFR, then the conversion is only for Multi-Engine IFR. As for instructor rating course, we do not require Single Engine IFR. It’s just that when teaching students IFR, you can only teach them Multi-IFR rating.
My question is if I successfully convert CPL with multi engine and instrument rating, do I need additional training about CPL with single engine ? TCCA CPL is typically single engine.
According to the second school said, if I get the instructor rating, can I teach PPL(single engine VFR)?

Thanks.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 20:24
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Originally Posted by YANGTSUNGHSUAN View Post
Hello Everyone:

I’m YANG. I got my FAA CPL with multi engine land and instrument rating in U.S. recently.
I don't have CPL with single engine land. (I have several Commercial pilot training hours in single engine land)
I plan to convert my license to Canadian license and get the instructor rating there.

Here is things I read: (I meet all requirements.)
  • Transport Canada AC 401-001 6.2. In this section, the requirements in this section only said “Must hold a FAA Commercial airman certificate with airplane category and class rating(s)”.
  • CAR 421.69 Flight instructor rating Class 4 Aeroplane requirements, it said what I need is total flight time 200 hours and instrument time 20 hours.
I already sent the email to several schools. I got two answers.
  1. The first one said I can only convert to PPL with multi engine and instrument rating if I don't have any single engine training associated with my CPL. Given the amount of flight time I have, it shouldn’t be too difficult for me to obtain a TCCA CPL with the associated training.
  2. The other said If you did not have single engine IFR, then the conversion is only for Multi-Engine IFR. As for instructor rating course, we do not require Single Engine IFR. It’s just that when teaching students IFR, you can only teach them Multi-IFR rating.
My question is if I successfully convert CPL with multi engine and instrument rating, do I need additional training about CPL with single engine ? TCCA CPL is typically single engine.
According to the second school said, if I get the instructor rating, can I teach PPL(single engine VFR)?

Thanks.
I did FAA commercial multi engine conversion to TC. TC does not differentiate between ME-CPL or SE-CPL. Once you convert, you will have TC CPL with both single and multi engine ratings.

As for instrument rating, they do differentiate between ME and SE. If you want Group 1 instrument rating which is multi-engine instrument rating, you will have to provide a proof that you have passed FAA IR in a multi engine airplane or do a FAA IPC in a multi engine airplane (You can do holding, intercepting, precision and non-precision approach in a flying school sim, just do a circling approach in an actual multi engine airplane, it will suffice).
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 13:32
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Hey guys,

I am also thinking about converting my FAA CPL to TC CPL.

YANGTSUNGHSUAN: Have to you taken the exam? Could you share what are you tested on? Have you gotten your TC CPL?

lee_apromise: When did you do the conversion? Do you still remember what was tested? And how long did it take to get your TC CPL after completing the exam?
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Old 27th Jun 2019, 17:30
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Originally Posted by flyingcrankshaft View Post
Hey guys,

I am also thinking about converting my FAA CPL to TC CPL.

YANGTSUNGHSUAN: Have to you taken the exam? Could you share what are you tested on? Have you gotten your TC CPL?

lee_apromise: When did you do the conversion? Do you still remember what was tested? And how long did it take to get your TC CPL after completing the exam?
I did CPL conversion 2 years ago. The written test was only covering Canadian regulations. After passing the written and submitting all the paperworks, it took like 3 weeks to receive the actual license. I'm going through FAA to TC ATPL conversion right now. Doing the same thing all over again. Pilottraining.ca is the way to go to prep yourself for the written test.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 20:59
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise View Post
I did CPL conversion 2 years ago. The written test was only covering Canadian regulations. After passing the written and submitting all the paperworks, it took like 3 weeks to receive the actual license. I'm going through FAA to TC ATPL conversion right now. Doing the same thing all over again. Pilottraining.ca is the way to go to prep yourself for the written test.
lee_apromise, Thanks for the reply. I will check it out.

Just curious, why did get a FAA ATPL then convert to TC ATPL? I assume you already have TC CPL which would allow you to get a TC ATPL without needing to do a conversion. Is there an advantage to it?
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 03:46
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Originally Posted by flyingcrankshaft View Post
lee_apromise, Thanks for the reply. I will check it out.

Just curious, why did get a FAA ATPL then convert to TC ATPL? I assume you already have TC CPL which would allow you to get a TC ATPL without needing to do a conversion. Is there an advantage to it?
I got FAA ATPL through airline training. I don't want to do TC ATPL written tests (SAMRA and SARON). FAA to TC is a much easier process than doing 2 full written tests.
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 09:33
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Hello

what about the medical check?...is a class 1 FAA medical automatically accepted or do I have to get a Canadian medical
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 11:05
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Originally Posted by bflyer View Post
Hello

what about the medical check?...is a class 1 FAA medical automatically accepted or do I have to get a Canadian medical
Here ya go:

12. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE TO CONVERT AN FAA PILOT CERTIFICATE FOR A TCCA PILOT LICENSE.

a. Medical Certificate. An applicant is required to obtain a Canadian Medical Certificate, either Category 1 or Category 3, appropriate to the license to be requested. The medical certificate can be requested as follows:

•The applicant may submit either the original or certified copies of the FAA medical examination reports directly to the Civil Aviation Medicine Branch of Transport Canada, Headquarters in Ottawa for processing and assessment (see paragraph 8 for the full address);

or •The applicant may complete an aviation medical examination with a delegated Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner.








https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/...AC_61-135A.pdf


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Old 19th May 2020, 04:45
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise View Post


I did FAA commercial multi engine conversion to TC. TC does not differentiate between ME-CPL or SE-CPL. Once you convert, you will have TC CPL with both single and multi engine ratings.

As for instrument rating, they do differentiate between ME and SE. If you want Group 1 instrument rating which is multi-engine instrument rating, you will have to provide a proof that you have passed FAA IR in a multi engine airplane or do a FAA IPC in a multi engine airplane (You can do holding, intercepting, precision and non-precision approach in a flying school sim, just do a circling approach in an actual multi engine airplane, it will suffice).
Hi, I wanted to ask when you do the conversion do you have to be instrument current?
For example, I did my FAA multi IFR checkride in May 2019, and in September 2020 I wanted to convert to TCCA. Do I need to fly Multi IFR again?
(I did my instrument proficiency check in a single-engine in March 2020, so I am current now)
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