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Cheapest way to convert ICAO to EASA in Europe

Old 13th Feb 2018, 14:25
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Is it possible to write the 14 EASA exams at any EASA registered exam centre and then do my medical and conversion somewhere else?
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 15:57
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Yes, but it might be more convenient to do them where your medical resides
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 18:35
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Talking ICAO ATPL to EASA

Hi Guys,

This thread looks really interesting.

I want to convert my ICAO ATPL to EASA License. Can someone please tell me the procedure and which countries would be better for the easy process of conversion?
Thank you
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Old 8th May 2018, 16:25
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Originally Posted by alexandrantonia View Post
South Sweden School of Aeronautics. I did my FAA SE/IR -> EASA ME/IR there and it ended up costing around 6250€. There was a German girl there at the same time converting her FAA CPL & ME/IR to EASA and she was done in a week and a half. I can't imagine her course costing more than 4000€, but she was working as an instructor and therefore much more current than myself. The school requests a reduced course based on a foreign licence from the aviation agency Transportstyrelsen and that is the minimum hours you need to do. They try and get everything done in the sim, to recude costs for the student. Sim was 900 SEK / 94 €/h, single (AC11) 2100 SEK / 220 €/h, multi 3900 SEK / 410 €/h. They were very flexible with everything. They offer accommodation (nothing fancy) for 100 SEK/night and give priority to those coming from afar and staying at the school.
Hallo,
I send the School in Sweden a message .. but i want to ask if i can do the 14 ATPL subjects by my own without the classrooms.
Thank you
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 01:25
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Fly In Spain

Originally Posted by FoxtrottSierra View Post
Contact FTA Global in Brigton, they will sum up what training you need exactly ! And they are very professional.
I am doing my Conversion training at Fly In Spain in Jerez, which gets you the UK CAA licence, too !
They do not provide too much detail when you request info, but sure get you there where you need to go.
Hey just wondering how you're finding Fly In Spain and how much time and how expensive is the conversion course? Do you get a frozen ATPL upon completion if all you have to begin is a CPL?
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 11:14
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Originally Posted by Melbfly View Post
Do you get a frozen ATPL upon completion if all you have to begin is a CPL?
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It depends which exams you do. You’ll end up with a CPL/IR but if you took the ATPL exams you’ll have ATPL theory credit as well, commonly referred to as a frozen ATPL. You’ll need the theory credit to fly multi crew.
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 22:07
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FAA or ICAO to EASA with frozen ATPL

Hi, my name is david. i got my CPL/IR on USA and came back to my country Panama(latin america) and got my ICAO CPL/IR.

i have about 270 Hrs
I have Italian nationality and im looking to get the EASA with frozen ATPL I dont know where to start my process and I am also trying to find out the best prices. i have a brother that lives in hamburg, germany (this would help me with the housing to lower my budget if i find a school there) but I heard that in Sweden it's cheaper to do this conversion. after this i would like to get into the Ryanair cadet program.

If you have any info thanks guys
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Old 6th Jul 2018, 06:44
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Hi David;

Actually, northern European countries are always more expensive then the southern ones. Try to do a price comparison between Czech, Hungarian and Greeks too.
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Old 6th Jul 2018, 10:55
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First step is get a class 1 medical. Second step is sign up for the theory exams.
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Old 8th Jul 2018, 15:58
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Hello everyone,
I've been searching for information on obtaining a radio operators certificate as a requirement for converting my ICAO to EASA and some flight schools (particularly German) keep showing me this. Along with redoing the EPL for ICAO english. Portugal has specific mention of using the level on the licence and Poland has no mention of redoing it as long as it's valid. Neither provided me with requests for a radio operators license. Can anyone shed some light on this? Is it embedded in your license in some countries and others not?

Also does anyone have experience with the practical portion in Poland since I will be sitting my exams there already. ICAO-CPL ME-IR conversion FWIW

Thanks in advance
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Old 1st Sep 2018, 07:10
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To expensive

I got this message from Stoflight in Sweden
thank you for your email and interest in Stoflight.

We can provide you with the conversion course, next available course is August 20th.

Our price is 24,500 EUR and is all included with accommodation.
I can give you a discount of 1000 EUR if you reserve your slot now, since it is limited seats... this price is like to much I’m reading here people talking about just spending 11000 € , please tell me for some place to get my conversion for a lower price if you know any place
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 10:11
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Arrow ICAO to EASA conversions - when, how, where?

Hi guys,
I am sure this topic is one of the most talked about here and generally on the internet.
Yet, after many days of research I'm still seeking for more suggestions according to people that tried and experienced!

I have made my PPL and IR in the US + I have 150 hours total flight time, from each 100 as PiC and from each above 50 are as x-country.
Now I want to continue in Europe, as I live here.

Europe is full of schools and possibilities and each school offer their own program to ATPL, each place seemed to offer different options.
The only one common ground I have seen is the ATPL theory part of 14 exams with Distance Learning or in class.

I would appreciate any information based on people experience here about where it is recommended to continue in Europe .
Country, School, what is their offered program, how to make the conversions, what you experienced, how you built hours, what difficulties you dealt on the way..
Did you find out that it was worth and easier to come with US license on different level? So is it better to come to Europe once you have PPL? or maybe once you complete CPL in the US?

I want to have once and for all a merged topic that people can recommend on their experience, based on their experience only.


Thanks guys!
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 10:48
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Need some advice

Hello all,

First time posting on this forum, so thank you for your support in advance.

I hold an FAA CPL/ME (not current)- in a bad deal of cards I had to move to the UK (spanish citizen), under 30, and did not have any EASA licenses.

After years working on the commercial side of a major airline, I'm ready to follow my dream of becoming an airline pilot. Trying to stay in the UK as there is potential I could do work part time and maintain not only a link to my company but also some sort of employment.

Based on all I've read and studied looks like I have a couple of different options:

1) Try to convert FAA CPL/ME to EASA CPL - frozen ATPL. This as I understand would be roughly 7 months of ground school and flying? Admittedly I have not flown in a few years, so It would be beneficial to get some flying in.This also seems the quickest way into the right seat?

2) Do a modular program from scratch and re-gain all licenses under EASA?

3) Try to join a cadet program?

What are your thoughts and advice on all this?

Really appreciate all your support.
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Old 12th Dec 2018, 20:43
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Anyone knows the cost range to convert an ICAO CPL ME IR to EASA in Portugal?
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 15:43
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Hello, I'm an A320 captain with 4700 PIC and 6700 total. I'm also keen in converting my ICAO ATPL to an EASA one to apply for jobs in europe. I've gathered from the discussion that an EASA medical is a pre requiste. So after gaining the class 1 med how should I go about this? Its cheaper in southern europe but I could afford staying with relatives in UK which will make it a little cheaper for me. I'll appreciate an email link to a school in UK which can tell me the whole procedure. I'll be grateful, thanx.
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 16:13
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Originally Posted by naveedriaz69 View Post
Hello, I'm an A320 captain with 4700 PIC and 6700 total. I'm also keen in converting my ICAO ATPL to an EASA one to apply for jobs in europe. I've gathered from the discussion that an EASA medical is a pre requiste. So after gaining the class 1 med how should I go about this? Its cheaper in southern europe but I could afford staying with relatives in UK which will make it a little cheaper for me. I'll appreciate an email link to a school in UK which can tell me the whole procedure. I'll be grateful, thanx.
I would recommend you to contact the CAA where you want to do your training to get official and reliable information.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 17:51
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Looking for a place to convert ICAO to EASA

Hi, everyone

IŽm a brazilian guy and i just finished my CPL Multi engine IR classes, and now I have almost 200 hours, 100 Pilot in Command, now i need to convert this ICAO licenses into EASA!

Can anyone help me?

Tks
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