XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3956 posts, RR: 36 Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 904 times:
Aerotech..i also dont mean to be picky..but a type rating is a specific course taken for a specific airplane.. it is very involved. Most light airplanes dont require type ratings... Any airplane with Max Gross over 12,500 pounds or any turbojet powered plane requires a type rating... I have also heard it called type specific training.
You have been whats known as "checked out" in those airplanes.. you technically could just hop in them after properly famliarizing yourself with the plane. A type rating shows up on your actual lisence under Part XII Ratings. Hope this helps
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 13 Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 878 times:
I'm the holder of a Private Pilot's License!
I'm currently working on my Instrument Rating and next summer I hope to take our 727 simulator course at Purdue. Granted, that won't get me the 727 rating, but it's something to put down on the ol' resume!
Leftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 875 times:
I have a first class medical certificate (Student pilot)
I am going to take the Private Test in a week (15th B-Day) just for fun, as well as the instrument. Currently flying out of Blue Skies Aviation at Van Nuys CA.
You fly out of John Wayne right Ian?
Ambasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 872 times:
As everyone else is getting picky i may as well join in....
XFSUetc, my first type rating was on a Cessna 172. Yep type rating required for the issue of my CPL. A friend of mine did her type rating on a Piper J3 Cub, she even drew a hand to describe the starting system.
DG_Pilot, they can very easily be called LICENCES, I've held a PPL, CPL and ATPL.
The nice little piece of FAA issued paper that i carry in my wallet is a certificate with the privileges of Air Transport Pilot. But the bloody great big book that i have to carry with numerous pages in it is most certainly called a LICENCE.
So guys, before you jump on someone, just remember that not all of us live in the USA!
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 828 times:
My hardest checkride was my PPL one, reason being it was the only one I have taken.
No surprises what so ever, I would discribe it as flying with a frind. The lady that I did my checkride with was very fair, and very very nice. Her son is a pilot for Alaska, and when he was a CFI, his did there checkrides with his mom! The examinars are very fair, and if you can fly the plane you pass!
One note, I was the first student from that school to go up with that examinar! However she is not used by the flight school any more, as I was the only one who passed first time with her!
25 XFSUgimpLB41X: Pawbob- my instrument rating checkride was my toughest so far.. definitely the most intense. Although my mulit-engine checkride was complicated by the
26 Gocaps16: Sometimes you might get a suprise from the FAA examiner. I hear the flying and manuever parts isn't that bad, but what is bad is they'll ask you some
27 Iainhol: Written then practical. The biggest surprise you will probably get is when you taxi back, and they will say something along the lines 'If you park the
28 XFSUgimpLB41X: Yep..i actually learn the most it seems like during my checkrides. I remember clearly each one. Ill be getting my CFI and CFII in one big fat checkrid
29 Iainhol: I agree you always seem to learn so much more during phase checks, and checkrides. Best of luck on your CFI and II, I landed once from the right seat
30 XFSUgimpLB41X: Thanks Iainhol, yeah the transition to the right seat was kinda wierd at first, but after about the second time i went up my body made the adjustments
31 Iainhol: It sounds like you will be a fine instructor. >>Everytime i go up i always learn something new
32 XFSUgimpLB41X: I really appreciate that Iain. As far as the parrallax-You get kinda used to seeing the instruments from the otherside.. it's just a matter of learnin
33 PawBob: XFSU: Good Luck on your CFI/II. I'd have to say the one ride that always sticks in my mind is my Private. (I guess that's called The Law Of Primacy).
34 Purdue Arrow: I currently have a commercial pilot certificate with single engine land, multi engine land, and instrument ratings. I am also a CFI and an instrument
35 Jetguy: Here's a list of my airman certificates and ratings. Airline Transport Pilot: Airplane Multiengine Land with Galaxy, Astrajet, and Learjet Type Rating