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CASA CPL to FAA PPL Limitations

Old 25th Jan 2018, 21:02
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CASA CPL to FAA PPL Limitations

When a FAA ppl is issued based on a foreign licence the following limitation is listed on the back

"issued on basis of and valid only when accompanied by xxxxxx pilot licence
all limitations and restrictions on the xxxxxx pilot licence apply"

Is there a way to have this removed so the FAA PPL is a stand-alone licence?
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 02:20
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The FAA is very helpful - ask them https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certifi..._verification/
My understanding is that the only other option is to go the normal way and do a test for a PPL etc.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 03:51
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Originally Posted by lkj1970
When a FAA ppl is issued based on a foreign licence the following limitation is listed on the back

"issued on basis of and valid only when accompanied by xxxxxx pilot licence
all limitations and restrictions on the xxxxxx pilot licence apply"

Is there a way to have this removed so the FAA PPL is a stand-alone licence?
As far as I know the only way is to do the FAA licence test for a PPL.

To do that you need to meet the aeronautical experience requirements which you probably will. Just check the night cross country requirement. You need a 100nm night cross country.

You will need a FAA medical, usually cheap and on the spot.

You will need to pass the knowledge test. To sit that you need an endorsement from an instructor that they have taught you the required content, you can get that by doing an online course or from a FAA gorund or flight instructor face to face.

You will need 3 hours of flight training in the precidng 60 days preparing for the flight test and the recommendation that you are up to the test from a flight instructor.

You will need to pass the test itself. The flying syllabus between the 2 countries is very similar except there is no real concept of a precautionary search and landing over there. The FAA syllabus has "ground reference manoeuvres" that seem absent from the Australian syllabus.

If you do the online knowledge course in advance you can do it all in a few days over there weather and logistics permitting if you are proficient and current flying here. There is also TSA security stuff to go through but that should only add a day or two.
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 03:56
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thanks for the info
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 00:53
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I currently have a student doing exactly what you want. He has an Australian PPL and an FAA certificate based on that license but wants a stand alone FAA certificate. He has an FAA medical and will take the written test shortly. The ground reference maneuvers are straightforward enough but you will need to practice the specifics as described in the FAA's Airman Certification Standards. I'm an Australian flight instructor and LAME who moved to the USA a few years ago and now have a flight school and maintenance business near Sacramento. PM me if there's anything I can help you with. Depending on your situation, you may need TSA approval to undertake flight training here. The process is very straightforward.
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Originally Posted by KRIU Aviator
I currently have a student doing exactly what you want. He has an Australian PPL and an FAA certificate based on that license but wants a stand alone FAA certificate. He has an FAA medical and will take the written test shortly. The ground reference maneuvers are straightforward enough but you will need to practice the specifics as described in the FAA's Airman Certification Standards. I'm an Australian flight instructor and LAME who moved to the USA a few years ago and now have a flight school and maintenance business near Sacramento. PM me if there's anything I can help you with. Depending on your situation, you may need TSA approval to undertake flight training here. The process is very straightforward.

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Flight training for the initial issuance requires an M1 Visa too.
Why donít you go for the FAA CPL ?
Itís a VFR only checkride with no NAV portion. Just maneuvers.
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Originally Posted by B2N2
Flight training for the initial issuance requires an M1 Visa too.
Visas are a whole seperate topic. It is best to contact the embassy before you go to get specific advice. An M1 visa is one option to get sponsored by an American flight school but F or J1/J2 visa can also be used. A B visa can be used if the training is recreational and incidental to the reason for the trip. A private pilot with an Australian license converting to an faa license and then renting an aircraft and traveling around for fun meets that criteria. The main thing is to check with the embassy before you go.
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Anyone gone through this process recently that could provide some advice?
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I am having trouble doing the conversion. I have had my CASA CPL validated by FAA & CASA (an amazingly simple process including a very proactive CASA) and got the FAA letter back saying all is ok.

However using the online system to apply for a PPL (Foreign Based) under 61.75, I enter all the information and it tells me that I don't hold the appropriate ratings to apply - specifically "Applicant does not hold appropriate ratings to apply for foreign restricted.".

I have told the system that I have Australian Single Engine Land, Multi Engine Land and Instrument and that I would like to receive FAA Airplane Land and Multi Airplane Land (Will add instrument later when I can do the knowledge test).

Have asked the FAA for help but can anyone else pick what I have done wrong? I've tried applying for only a single engine to see if that helps but no luck.

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Originally Posted by UnderneathTheRadar
I am having trouble doing the conversion. I have had my CASA CPL validated by FAA & CASA (an amazingly simple process including a very proactive CASA) and got the FAA letter back saying all is ok.

However using the online system to apply for a PPL (Foreign Based) under 61.75, I enter all the information and it tells me that I don't hold the appropriate ratings to apply - specifically "Applicant does not hold appropriate ratings to apply for foreign restricted.".

I have told the system that I have Australian Single Engine Land, Multi Engine Land and Instrument and that I would like to receive FAA Airplane Land and Multi Airplane Land (Will add instrument later when I can do the knowledge test).

Have asked the FAA for help but can anyone else pick what I have done wrong? I've tried applying for only a single engine to see if that helps but no luck.

Cheers
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When I did it in 2015 I did all the preamble paperwork but then I had to have a face to face meeting in an FAA office and walked out with a temporary airmanís certificate. Can you do it all online now?
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That may be where Iím going wrong. I know I need to go to a FSDO office but assumed I need to do this bit first. Maybe I need to go see them first. Struggling to find out what the exact steps are.
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That may be where Iím going wrong. I know I need to go to a FSDO office but assumed I need to do this bit first. Maybe I need to go see them first. Struggling to find out what the exact steps are.
When I got the FAA letter I had six months to get to an FAA office (I had to nominate which FSDO in the application). Once there, they checked my licence, logbook, medical and ID. Then had a chat and walked out with my temp certificate. Took about 30 mins. I then did some flying, got a SES rating and the proper certificate came a few months later. All that very was clear on the FAA website at that time (2015). FAA so easy to work with compared to CASA.
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