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ATPL New syllabus - EASA or CAA Licence

Old 28th Nov 2020, 19:18
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ATPL New syllabus - EASA or CAA Licence

Hi All!

I will be starting my ATPL theory in January and will be doing my exams on the new syllabus, anybody done these exams or know the changes?

Also I am really not sure weather to do the Easa exams or caa exams, I was going to do easa but Iím hearing most people are now doing caa due to the brexit stuff and if I was to do easa I may need European citizenship to fly for a European airline? Can somebody shed more light on whatís the best route to take. I am a uk citizen

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Old 28th Nov 2020, 20:34
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Can't give that much help on the new syllabus as I studied the old one. My understanding, though, is that it's overall very similar to the old one. I'm not sure it will make a huge difference to be honest. The materials that I have seen look very similar and by the time you start sitting the exams, the banks will have lots of the questions on them.
It seems like a bit of a mess though. Some states started only allowing people to start sitting under the 2020 syllabus from the middle of this year whilst other states haven't even started running the 2020 exams at all yet. One state I know of has told people that they can start sitting on the old syllabus all the way up to January 2022 if they are willing to try to sit all 14 in that one month with no chances of resits (I wouldn't recommend!).

On the UK/ EASA thing, it's a worry for us all and I don't think that there's a 100% correct answer. I, and most Brits I know, are sitting under an EASA authority. Just look at the number of Austro exams that take place in the UK to see how widespread it is. That said, it's very weird that they will potentially be qualified in a state where Brits are not legally allowed to work. And, as it stands now, I don't see how Brits will be allowed to live and work in the EU if they aren't doing so before the 31st of December.
If you do the EASA exams, the UK CAA does have a 2 year transition period for people to transfer qualifications until the end of 2023, but I understand there might be some previously unannounced barriers to this (I'm sure people like Alex will know more about this than I do).
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