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Old 21st Jan 2022, 00:51
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CASA to UK CAA

Hi all,

Passed my CPL flight test yesterday for CASA.
My girlfriends visa ends in June and she has to move back to London.

I am thinking of moving over there and studying the UK CAA ATPL’s and completing the check ride which will grant me the UK CAA CPL license. The UK ATPL subjects can transfer over to CASA by doing the COSA CHUF and CWLA exams.

Alternatively I could stay in Australia and do my instructor rating or Multi engine Instrument rating, then head over to the UK.

Seeking some different opinions for how I should move forward with my training.

If any one has any experience in doing this transition please let me know.

Thank you
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Old 21st Jan 2022, 10:38
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I came the other way about 10 years ago, but am looking to go back in the next year or two (with a fair bit more experience than I started with!)

Given you're a fresh ink-wet CPL your chances of landing a job are much much better in Australia (Northern WA/NT), especially at the moment.
The mob I work for has lost 7 guys in the past few months to bigger companies, and I know another few from some of the other local operators that have moved up too (onto Skippers/Q-link/Alliance/RFDS etc). Given in another few months we'll be into the 'Dry' season you're best bet would be to pack the car up and try a Northern adventure. Put in a few years of remote and then head back to the big smoke.

The UK just doesn't have the GA scene compared to Australia. It's either instructing or you're in an ATR/737/A320.
Since Brexit it became infinitely harder (the UK is now a standalone licence with no work rights to European jobs), and with COVID sending a few airlines to the wall unless you have a chunk of A320/737 experience there's not much going there for jobs at the moment.

It's not ideal with your girlfriend but flying-prospect wise that's a fair appraisal of your prospects! If your girlfriend is Irish (Southern) or is European your odds are slightly improved, but for a fresh CPL, Australia, especially at the moment is still your best bet.
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Originally Posted by dunphy28 View Post
Hi all,

Passed my CPL flight test yesterday for CASA.
My girlfriends visa ends in June and she has to move back to London.

I am thinking of moving over there and studying the UK CAA ATPL’s and completing the check ride which will grant me the UK CAA CPL license. The UK ATPL subjects can transfer over to CASA by doing the COSA CHUF and CWLA exams.

Alternatively I could stay in Australia and do my instructor rating or Multi engine Instrument rating, then head over to the UK.


Seeking some different opinions for how I should move forward with my training.

If any one has any experience in doing this transition please let me know.

Thank you
If you study for the ATPL's in the UK, unless you're granted a ATPL , nothing will transfer back to Australia . You would only be able to convert the CPL, which you have already.

The Exams are not easy , if you compare them to Australia. The only decision to make is, where do you want to fly, Australia or the UK. That will be your answer.


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