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To convert your license to GCAA UAE license

Old 18th Jun 2022, 12:40
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Hi guys,

I'm going to convert my CPL (IR with A320 rating) to GCAA UAE CPL.
At first glance, everything seems simple, but something from CAAP4 is confusing to me:

A UAE Commercial Pilots License (CPL) or Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL) is issued only
to persons who are employed by an Operator or organization, which operates UAE registered
aircraft. The only exception to this is for pilots who conduct an approved course of training at
an approved UAE Aviation training organization.
Additionally, these individuals may retain
their currency provided they do not exercise the privileges of the license within the UAE
without complying with all UAE visa requirements.
So what kind of training should I conduct to obtain UAE license without employment by UAE registered company?

Anyone had an experience to convert a license to GCAA UAE without UAE companies?

Thanks
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Old 18th Jun 2022, 18:32
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I should imagine that's for integrated cadet courses. You don't need a GCAA licence unless you have a job, in which case they'll issue you one.
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Old 19th Jun 2022, 13:56
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I need GCAA license to get job in the UAE or outside the UAE.
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Old 20th Jun 2022, 02:54
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Hi jetplanepilot,

So you need to approach Fujairah aviation academy, and they have specific courses which you need to complete in order to convert your ICAO CPL to a GCAA one, you can get in touch with them and they'll help you with the costing, which is around AED 30,000 i believe and you have to fly specific hours with them on C172 and DA42 if you have ME. Along will all that you will have to go through ground school and sit for the 14 GCAA exams. In my opinion, don't do the conversion unless you have a job in hand, because all the national airlines do it for their hired pilots in house.

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Old 20th Jun 2022, 14:43
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According to the procedure posted on GCAA website, they don't require any specific courses:

Applicable For Customers
Citizen
Resident [Arabic]
Resident [Foreigner]
Visitor
Companies

Procedure
  1. Application: The Applicant shall submit all documents required for the conversion sought as stipulated in PART II.
  2. Review: the GCAA will review the documents submitted and verify if compliance with the CAR is achieved.
  3. Issue of a licence: The GCAA will only issue an UAE licence when the GCAA is completely satisfied that all regulatory requirements have been adequately addressed.
  4. Delivery of Licence: Collection shall be at GCAA Dubai Office / deliver by courier.
  5. Record: The Applicant will provide all documents required for filing purposes.

Required Documents
  1. foreign license copy
  2. fireign medical copy
  3. License Verification Letter Copy
  4. Last Three Pages of Certified Log Book
  5. Passport copy
  6. UAE visa copy
  7. One recent color photograph with white background 3.0 x 3.5 cm (Attach .gif, .png, .jpg or .jpeg file only)
  8. Air Law Exam Result
  9. ELP Certificate issued by GCAA approved Organization
  10. Skill Test for the second stage of the application
  11. Radio Telephony License
Thats why CAAP4 confused me.
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Old 28th Nov 2022, 17:06
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EASA CPL/IR to GCAA

Hi all! I currently hold an EASA CPL (ME/IR), EASA Class 1 medical with roughly 180 hours and am hoping to convert my license to GCAA

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Old 5th Jan 2023, 15:34
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wilfred_dcosta have you done the assessment with T3 for CPL airline program?
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Old 19th Aug 2023, 19:14
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did you finish the 14 exams?
if yes, which bank you used to study for the exams
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Hello Guys.
There is anybody here who did ATPL exams in the UAE? Database is the same as EASA one or different? I'm searching everywhere, but, I cannot find any info regarding that.
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Originally Posted by Voldemar787
Hello Guys.
There is anybody here who did ATPL exams in the UAE? Database is the same as EASA one or different? I'm searching everywhere, but, I cannot find any info regarding that.
Hey there. Did my GCAA ATPL exams back in 17-18 and it was almost 95% identical to the EASA question bank besides Air Law which includes approximately 10 questions unique to the GCAA. Use Aviation Exam and I guess you should be good to do. Best of luck.
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