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LPC/OPC faa license overseas.

Old 9th May 2022, 12:15
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LPC/OPC faa license overseas.

hello everyone,
its 2 years i don't fly and i don't do sim. i'm a European currently in Europe. can anyone please tell me where can i go to do LPC and OPC for my faa license with a320 rating? do i need to go to usa or any sim level d anywhere is accepted?
thank you
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Old 9th May 2022, 13:45
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Somebody correct me if I am wrong, please:

As long as you are not going to fly a N registered airplane you can do a LPC with any CAA in any sim recognized by that CAA, and it will be good for the FAA.

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Old 9th May 2022, 23:42
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Originally Posted by iggy View Post
Somebody correct me if I am wrong, please:

As long as you are not going to fly a N registered airplane you can do a LPC with any CAA in any sim recognized by that CAA, and it will be good for the FAA.

​​​​​​I am not even going to try and guess what you mean!
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Old 9th May 2022, 23:58
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
​​​​​​I am not even going to try and guess what you mean!
I mean that any examiner from any CAA can do your LPC as long as you will not use the FAA license to fly a N registered aircraft.
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Old 10th May 2022, 13:49
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You can also take a Moped test in any country, as long as you don't use it to fly an N-reg Aircraft. I hope this helps.
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Old 13th May 2022, 10:09
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Well the thread opener asked specifically about his FAA license. What is a CAA/EASA examiner doing about that? He obviously needs a FAA certified sim and examiner.
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Old 13th May 2022, 10:35
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Originally Posted by wondering View Post
Well the thread opener asked specifically about his FAA license. What is a CAA/EASA examiner doing about that? He obviously needs a FAA certified sim and examiner.
Or an FAA qualified sim even.
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Well the thread opener asked specifically about his FAA license. What is a CAA/EASA examiner doing about that? He obviously needs a FAA certified sim and examiner.
I know plenty of pilots with FAA licenses that are flying overseas on a validation on their FAA license. They send the LPC done with the airline they are flying with to the FAA, and the FAA keeps their license valid so they can continue using it to get a validation. The only thing they can't avoid is to renew their FAA Class I with a FAA AME. If they wanted to fly a N-reg airplane, they would have to go to the US and do a LPC with a FAA examiner.
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Old 13th May 2022, 15:12
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Originally Posted by iggy View Post
I know plenty of pilots with FAA licenses that are flying overseas on a validation on their FAA license. They send the LPC done with the airline they are flying with to the FAA, and the FAA keeps their license valid so they can continue using it to get a validation. The only thing they can't avoid is to renew their FAA Class I with a FAA AME. If they wanted to fly a N-reg airplane, they would have to go to the US and do a LPC with a FAA examiner.
Keep Valid ? The FAA license and ratings on it are valid for life with or without an LPC....
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Old 14th May 2022, 07:33
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Great thread. I'm stuck in a similar situation Austra, but had my LPC/OPC last year. I need to renew it now.
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Old 14th May 2022, 07:34
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Originally Posted by iggy View Post
I know plenty of pilots with FAA licenses that are flying overseas on a validation on their FAA license. They send the LPC done with the airline they are flying with to the FAA, and the FAA keeps their license valid so they can continue using it to get a validation. The only thing they can't avoid is to renew their FAA Class I with a FAA AME. If they wanted to fly a N-reg airplane, they would have to go to the US and do a LPC with a FAA examiner.

iggy, Do you have any link to the regulation?
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Old 14th May 2022, 07:51
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Originally Posted by austra1998 View Post
hello everyone,
its 2 years i don't fly and i don't do sim. i'm a European currently in Europe. can anyone please tell me where can i go to do LPC and OPC for my faa license with a320 rating? do i need to go to usa or any sim level d anywhere is accepted?
thank you

And I was under impression that EASA ATPL is the best one to have.

This might be useful for many to find sim slots https://avisim.com/training/

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Old 14th May 2022, 11:32
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I wouldn't trust any of the advice given here. First of all Faa type ratings are issued for life, however one is only current for 24 months. And one only has multi crew privileges for 12 months. I would find it highly unlikely that the FAA would grant any authority (with the exception of transport Canada) the authority to conduct a "recurrent" on it's behalf.
Your best bet would be to call the New York FSDO.
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Old 14th May 2022, 11:45
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Originally Posted by 777JockeyIN View Post
iggy, Do you have any link to the regulation?
Okay, I have talked to one of the pilots that have been using his FAA to fly overseas for years, and this is what he has told me:

- The FAA license and TR are always valid (as pointed above), so the only thing the FAA is going to require from you is a valid Class I.
- An FAA examiner and FAA sim is only required for the initial training of a type rating, not for an LPC.
- Whenever he starts flying for a non-FAA airline he asks the FAA for a verification letter showing a valid license, a type rating endorsed on that license, and a valid Class I. He then shows that letter to the CAA of the country he will fly in, who will give him a validation, or a conversion, depending on the country. After that, he will do an simulator check every six months with that airline, as usual.
Sometimes the airline he is applying to, or the CAA of the country, requires a valid LPC to be able to apply, which he can do at any simulator, with any examiner.

There is no link specifical to this, it is just how the FAA works, which is totally different from EASA, where you have a type rating that has to be revalidated every year with an EASA TRE in a EASA certified sim.
The funny part is that I have an FAA license myself, but since I haven't used it for almost 20 years I am as lost as any other pilot.

If stand to be corrected if I am wrong, I hope this helps the original OP and anyone else to find employment, god knows we all need help nowadays.
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Old 14th May 2022, 13:23
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Yes, I myself licensed with FAA for over 15 years and never faced a situation like this.
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