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Easa schools for PPL in the USA over the summer

Old 18th Nov 2021, 14:06
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Easa schools for PPL in the USA over the summer

As the title asks, I am a Dutch aviation student looking to get an EASA certified Private Pilots License (PPL) in the US this summer.
i have heard that there are schools in the US that can give you the EASA certification which would make my life much easier as it'd mean I can build my hours in Europe when I get back after the summer. I know this question gets asked with some frequency so with that in mind, if anyone knows of a school that can do this in the US or of a thread that discusses this, that'd be great.
I have been having issues looking for schools as my requirements are (from most important to least important)
- how quickly I can start and finish the training (I am fine dong online classes or self study ahead of going to the us)
- that the PPL can be EASA certified
- and cost
I honestly don't care too much where in the us, so long I can get it rounded off in a timely manner.
Any useful input is greatly appreciated or if you know of another thread where this same question is asked!
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Old 18th Nov 2021, 18:13
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EASA list of ATOs outside of EASA.
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Old 19th Nov 2021, 04:40
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You want to to go the US to get an EASA licence to hour build in Europe... Why not just save your money and hour build there as well?
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Old 19th Nov 2021, 09:28
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I’d recommend against a EASA PPL in the United States. Reason being you’re severely limited in the schools that you can choose for your training.
Some of the schools don’t have a very good reputation either and it can be made very difficult changing schools once you’re there.
My advise would be to do your training FAA and timebuild some more while you’re there then go back to Holland and convert.
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Old 24th Nov 2021, 05:26
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Just to clarify a couple of things about “EASA” training in the USA:

1. You’ll be flying US registered airplanes in US Airspace which is significantly different from European ( Dutch) airspace.
2. You will be flying with FAA trained instructors that at the most have done a ‘standardization’ course with an EASA approved flight instructor.
3. As you are training in the USA you will have to meet the FAA training standards, especially for all solo flights which means additional maneuvers that are not taught in an EASA syllabus.
4. FAA PPL has night flying included, EASA does not unless they upsell you a Night Qualification Course.
5. Having flown only in the USA, familiar with US Airspace, procedures and US Radiotelephony phraseology ( or lack thereof) you will need a significant amount of transition training to be proficient in Dutch Airspace, procedures and the like before you can rent solo.

The total combination of the above PLUS the very limited selection of EASA approved schools in the US leads me to the recommendation of doing your EASA written exams over the winter followed by FAA PPL and timebuiding late spring early summer.
Followed by training as required back in Holland for an EASA PPL.
This won’t be much more that what you would have to fly under 5. ( above)

It used to be that you could do a abbreviated conversion FAA > EASA if you had a 100 hrs total experience.
Or a 100 hrs Pilot In Command, I forgot.
You can ask the authorities.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 01:14
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