Dekx From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 29 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Hy guys... Im looking at the possibility of taking a job in Wichita and was wondering if I can continue flying. I'm a Canadian Private Pilot with Night Rating and half way through my IFR.
Can someone inform me of the rules and regs that I must go through to continue to get my CPL and Multi in the USA. Also, if anyone knows of or has any opinions of any schools with good rates would be appreciated in Wichita...
Will I still be able to rent an a/c in the USA with a Canadian license... or do i get and American one, is that possible if I'm not an American citizen.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 7992 posts, RR: 27 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
Quoting Dekx (Thread starter): Will I still be able to rent an a/c in the USA with a Canadian license..
Nope. You must have a US license to rent a US registered aircraft, especially in today's TSA terror-crazed society. I'm not sure but I'd imagine you must get an FAA medical, find an instructor, demonstrate your abilities and get a sign off then take a checkride with an FAA check airman. I don't think you can "transfer" a license but I'll look into it.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
HAHA Yeah youd thinkso, but apperantly the FAA and TC dont agree with you. The reality is that for a Canadain with a PPL to get an FAA license its a matter of signing a piece of paper and handing over a cheque. Our PPL requirements are far more strict then the FAA ones and so they just issue you an FAA license right away.
Now a flight school will probably want to check you out before they let you rent but thats a different story. The license is about as easy as it gets, I think you may still even be able to get it while in Canada,at least in the Toronto area but Im not 100% sure.
Do your IFR before you go down, its harder to get the Canadian one, but easier to convert as well.
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DekX From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 29 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
I would finish the IFR here but th eprices are soo much cheaper down there.. even when i'd be paid in US dollars.
So your saying that the transfer there is simple enough... but coming back to Canada and flying here it would be more difficult to getback the canadian licnese. Can a pilot be a holder of both FAA and TC pilot licenses?