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Old 11th Jan 2020, 19:30
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And by the time you think that you understand EASA regulations, they'll change them again.

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Old 11th Jan 2020, 22:20
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Originally Posted by gantshill View Post
daxwax - this is really useful. How long did it take you to study/prepare for all the exams?
I probably had about 3 months from receiving the reading material to doing the exams but that was whilst doing a full time job so very much part time evenings and weekends.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 11:45
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>I don't mind doing exams, but I detest classroom training

If you have an FAA CPL you can at least self study for the EASA CPL and not take the mandatory groundschool
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 12:30
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Having done professional licences both sides of the Atlantic, to me the biggest and most profound difference, in this specific regard, is nothing to do with either EASA or FAA.

In the USA there is a whole business sector supplying often superb, online or computer based teaching and training material, In Europe, we have a choice of books, very worthy, but a lousy way of learning. The fundamental problem with classroom time as an alternative is that it's expensive and time consuming, even if it is often a good way to learn.

I think that if the training industry adapted to that, you'd get a lot less complaints about the difficulty of doing things in Europe. (Albeit that yes, we'd still be justly complaining about too many exams.)

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Old 6th Feb 2020, 12:56
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Hello, I'm from Spain and I got the PPL a month ago, I started the ATPL Online, and I'm going to U.S in April to do the time building.
I also wanted to do the FAA IFR, fly 50h IR PIC, pass the flight exam in a Spain ATO, and then convert to EASA, but by what Im reading I might have problems trying to validate it in Spain, any suggestion or advice?
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