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Skills Test.

Old 8th Nov 2021, 14:23
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Skills Test.

Hi all,
I wanted to know if it's necessary to complete the 14 exams BEFORE doing the Skills Test? I am current on the A330 and A350 now, and would rather do the Skills Test first instead of quitting my job, studying for the exams and doing the Skills Test when I'm no longer current. Also does anyone know where I could do this on a A330 or A350 and how much would it cost? Thanks!
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 07:06
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You're planning to quit a flying job to study for the ATPLs! This is a joke, right?
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 07:21
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Not quitting to study but quitting to leave.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 07:56
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As far as I'm concerned you have to pass all the 14 (now 13) exams before doing the skill ​test. You also need valid medical issued by the authority in which you are doing your conversion.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 10:42
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The requirement to pass theory exams before undertaking the skill test is made in FCL.030(a).

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Old 9th Nov 2021, 18:20
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I think rudestuff's statement refers to being supposedly rated on the A330/A350 and not holding or having completed the 14 (ATPL) ground exams prior? or is this a conversion of licence?
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 22:55
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Yes I'm converting my Canadian and Hong Kong ATPL to EASA. It's not likely I'll be looking for a A330 or A350 job in Europe anyway so maybe I should just get a skills test done on a generic sim without getting a type-rating added?
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Old 10th Nov 2021, 07:38
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I would try to get the A330/A350 rating on the license as well. It does allow for a much faster conversion for A320 which opens a lot of possible jobs. No need to get into a A350 simulator, A330 should be enough and those should be around in different simulator centers.
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