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Old 21st Mar 2020, 00:42
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Converting FAA to EASA, shine some light on this

set me straight.

I'm originally from England, Wales. Finished my degree in piloting and engineering in London and traveled to Michigan (USA) to get my FAA license (cheaper alternative), where I earned 1300 hours, CFII, MEII proficiency.

I've moved back to England, hoping to convert my licence to EASA and fly for commercial airline in UK. However I'm not positive on how to proceed with this decision, what exams to take as well as the cost?; Another complication I came across is UK existing EU (Brexit), where new topic has emerged of maybe scrapping EASA licence all together by the end of 2020, meaning what licence and procedures will take charge? Or should I try my luck with FAA licence in another country (US, already applies for air Wisconsin), if so what country would take me on especially with covid-19 at full swing at the moment?

What are my options?

Greatly appreciate any feedback

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Old 21st Mar 2020, 07:52
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Hello Stefanator

Think you might get a better response in the Flight Crew training section

https://www.pprune.org/professional-...nd-studies-14/

This is for PPL matters......

PS Pity about your timing.
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Old 21st Mar 2020, 09:40
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You could fairly easily get a PPL (Bit of training plus a flight test + some writtens ((probably in excess of £1000)) In theory it might then be possible to get a UK issued Instructor rating (more cost), but getting work with it will be the biggest challenge.

Currently, converting your commercial to a point where you could be of interest to UK airlines would involve many thousands of pounds and getting a position would be an even bigger challenge.

Of course, things could change in the new year...............
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Old 21st Mar 2020, 13:56
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Not as cumbersome as you’d think.

If you’re thinking of airlines at the end of the day then your first step is the ATPL(A) written examinations. Bristol Groundschool is one option.

You have the hours then to convert the CPL - with that amount of time you’d get a bit of credit (CAP804 will give exacts) against the 25 hour course.

Again, with the hours you have you could go straight to Test with the CBIR.

FI training- should you wish - should be no great shakes either. Training as required then Assessment of competence.

The ATPL theory is the one that will take the longest to complete - and unless you have a current Type Rating there is no credit against either the study or exams.

Question is - is now the right time to do it. IMHO - yes. By the time you finish this shit should somewhere back to (near) normal.

HTH

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Old 21st Mar 2020, 16:13
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Question is - is now the right time to do it. IMHO - yes. By the time you finish this shit should somewhere back to (near) normal.
Apart from distance learning I fail to see how you are going to do any training unless you have a private airfield and an instructor in the family

Lock down now - please!
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Old 21st Mar 2020, 18:27
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The ATPL(A) study is 650 hours of classroom study (admittedly, distance learning may be a little less “taxing”) so I am hopeful that we won’t still be “locked down” in 20 weeks.

FFS

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Old 21st Mar 2020, 18:40
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FFS
Goodness! nowhere do I see that OP wants to do his ground school before anything else. I have just come back from my hospital and seen the parks full of people, the tables outside closed pubs full of people, and the internet full of younger people saying they dont care. The point I am trying to make is that everyone must be locked down now. As to whether it will be over in 20 weeks, well we dont know but it wont be if we are not serious now.
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Old 21st Mar 2020, 22:26
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to convert my licence to EASA and fly for commercial airline in UK

Unless the OP only wants to instruct for the LAPL then he needs at least CPL level knowledge and if he ever wants to get to the airlines then he needs his ATPLs. And that’s the obvious place to start. If he wants to earn money from flying other than instructing for the PPL then he needs the CPL flying.

Let’s leave it at that, shall we!
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