PIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2738 times:
I am looking to convert my ICAO license to a Canadian one by the quickest and the cheapest option available. I would also like to add my rating to the Canadian license. I live in Montreal, so ideally i would like to do this close to home. Any suggestions?
B747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2718 times:
If you hold a PVT or higher grade (CPL or ATPL) ICAO licence, Transport Canada, like any other country of ICAO, such as the US/FAA will issue you a validation which can be used for private, non-commercial flying of aircraft, with all your ratings and qualifications.
I believe however, that Transport Canada, same as the FAA, will require you to pass the written portion of the Instrument Rating examination, in order to give you instrument flying privileges on Canadian registry aircraft...
This practice is common to most ICAO countries.
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
This is my case, hope it helps;
I hold PPL with Inst. privileges in the US, but also have an ICAO Mexican Comm, Multi, Radio Op, 727FE, etc, licenses/ratings. A few days ago I called an US FSDO and asked them about validating them in a US commercial. Unfortunately that is not allowed anymore (before 1997 it was) and is now mandatory to pass the written and the checkride. What they offered me was giving me a private and instrument (which I already earned the hard way -written, oral, checkrides-).
I still have a question though....
How come many Mexican-operated airplanes with US registry are flown by pilots that didn't even get a PPL in the US? Another example, Allegro Airlines, the company I used to work for, once leased a couple of Canadian 727's and I'm sure none of the crews held a Canadian license. Do the airline gets some special permit for their pilots or what?
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
B747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2675 times:
Hola RM -
These mexican airplanes operated under USA registry, are flown by pilots who all maintain a FAR 61.77 Special Purpose certificate. It permits them to act as a crewmember on US registry aircraft operated by their airline. The 61.77 is issued with no further tests, but is only valid on those airplanes.
In the case of a validation, as I originally explained...the medical test in USA (or Canada) is not required. Maintaining the "original" license on which the validation was issued is necessary, by a check ride which meets the requirements of that country or/and... a medical.