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ATPL required for company based in Canadia?

Tweaker

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What is ATPL please?

I assume it is an ICAO intl equivilent of ATP.

Extra credit: what is required and how much does it cost to attain if I have Part 121 PIC in USA?
 

Captzaahlie

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What is ATPL please?

I assume it is an ICAO intl equivilent of ATP.

Extra credit: what is required and how much does it cost to attain if I have Part 121 PIC in USA?

Hey Tweaked, I think the "L" is just for license. It's a formal or international way of saying ATP. ( I COULD BE WRONG,I'm sure one of the experts will chime in and correct me! :eek:) I saw a place in Canada that I was interested in too, but they wanted a "Canadian ATP or atpl" Usually they state it if they want it. You can get things changed over (any wear) but rest assured that it'll be book work, and $'s same thing for an JAA ATPL which a lot of overseas guys are asking for. One place trains you for it and they take 6 months...sounds pretty involved.
 

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Pilots wishing to take advantage of this conversion opportunity to obtain a Canadian pilot licence or rating should follow these steps:

  • First -- undergo a medical examination with a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Second -- once you receive your Canadian Medical Certificate file number, complete and submit the Application for Verification and Conversion of an FAA Pilot Certificate form to your closest Transport Canada Regional Licensing office or the Transport Canada Regional Licensing office of your proposed Canadian destination.
  • Next --when we receive this application, we will confirm with the FAA details of your US certificate so we can proceed with the application. This process could take up to 90 days.
  • Lastly – While we are verifying your certificate status with the FAA, you need to prepare for the applicable examinations for each licence or rating being applied for. The examinations are based on Air Law and Procedures and questions are orientated to highlight differences between the US and Canada.
Once you are ready to take the examination, you should schedule an appointment with the Transport Canada regional office to complete the written examination. When you are speaking with our Licensing specialists, they will be able to outline any further steps you may need to take to complete the process, for example, submission of new licence booklet requirements, fees, and examination requirements.
Transport Canada will then proceed to issue your licence or rating based on this conversion process.


http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/personnel/usconversion.htm
 

Captzaahlie

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Pilots wishing to take advantage of this conversion opportunity to obtain a Canadian pilot licence or rating should follow these steps:

  • First -- undergo a medical examination with a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Second -- once you receive your Canadian Medical Certificate file number, complete and submit the Application for Verification and Conversion of an FAA Pilot Certificate form to your closest Transport Canada Regional Licensing office or the Transport Canada Regional Licensing office of your proposed Canadian destination.
  • Next --when we receive this application, we will confirm with the FAA details of your US certificate so we can proceed with the application. This process could take up to 90 days.
  • Lastly – While we are verifying your certificate status with the FAA, you need to prepare for the applicable examinations for each licence or rating being applied for. The examinations are based on Air Law and Procedures and questions are orientated to highlight differences between the US and Canada.
Once you are ready to take the examination, you should schedule an appointment with the Transport Canada regional office to complete the written examination. When you are speaking with our Licensing specialists, they will be able to outline any further steps you may need to take to complete the process, for example, submission of new licence booklet requirements, fees, and examination requirements.
Transport Canada will then proceed to issue your licence or rating based on this conversion process.


http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/personnel/usconversion.htm


Thanks TREF, If tweaker actually "needs" the Canadian license this doesent look that bad:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/exams/guides/tp690/general.htm#conversion

CONVERSION EXAMINATION - FAA AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE – AEROPLANE
Pilots who hold an United States of America Airline Transport Pilot certificate – Aeroplane, which has not been “Issued on the basis...” of another foreign licence, may demonstrate their knowledge by writing the following Transport Canada multiple choice examination:

Examination
Air Law and Procedures (FAAAA)
Questions 25
Time Limit 1½ hour
Pass Mark 70%

The FAAAA examination is based on subjects contained in the Air Law and Procedures section of this Study and Reference Guide and the conversion examination topics in the Instrument Rating Study and Reference Guide (TP 691E).


I might even look into it myself if the place i was interested in is still looking for pilots....
Someone must have an actual gouge on these 25 questions, is there a Glemco (sp?) type book out there on just the conversion part?
 

Tref

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Thanks TREF, If tweaker actually "needs" the Canadian license this doesent look that bad:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/exams/guides/tp690/general.htm#conversion

CONVERSION EXAMINATION - FAA AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE – AEROPLANE
Pilots who hold an United States of America Airline Transport Pilot certificate – Aeroplane, which has not been “Issued on the basis...” of another foreign licence, may demonstrate their knowledge by writing the following Transport Canada multiple choice examination:

Examination
Air Law and Procedures (FAAAA)
Questions 25
Time Limit 1½ hour
Pass Mark 70%

The FAAAA examination is based on subjects contained in the Air Law and Procedures section of this Study and Reference Guide and the conversion examination topics in the Instrument Rating Study and Reference Guide (TP 691E).


I might even look into it myself if the place i was interested in is still looking for pilots....
Someone must have an actual gouge on these 25 questions, is there a Glemco (sp?) type book out there on just the conversion part?


No worries.:)

Don't know how it is now, but when I got my Canadian ATP back in '96 (not a conversion) there were two exams to take and the study guide was very adequate, but there were no answers provided like in the Gleim.

Looks like you wouldn't have to take the exam with the weather, astral nav and grid nav stuff which was tougher anyway.

There should be more on this at www.pprune.org if you want to dig a bit deeper.
 

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Does a Canadian have to take a FAA test to obtain an American ATP?
(if he holds a ATPL from Canada)
 

Tref

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Does a Canadian have to take a FAA test to obtain an American ATP?
(if he holds a ATPL from Canada)

Yes..
 

tyuwerty

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What is ATPL please?

I assume it is an ICAO intl equivilent of ATP.

Extra credit: what is required and how much does it cost to attain if I have Part 121 PIC in USA?

Is the job based in Canada? You probably need the right to work there. That is generally a lot harder than the ATPL to obtain.
 

Ex737Driver

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Is the job based in Canada? You probably need the right to work there. That is generally a lot harder than the ATPL to obtain.

Unlike the US where we'll give any swinging johnson the chance to "come on down".
 

Mike man

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You ay need to spell Canada correctly to be given the right to work there first.
 

Captzaahlie

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You ay need to spell Canada correctly to be given the right to work there first.

"ay"???

You may be trying to sound Canadian...

but I seem to recall it's a little more like eh? said with enthusiasm at the

end of most every sentence! ;)

More like the truth is that you misspelled "may" it has an "m" in it.

(thanks for the fine example of what goes around comes around).
 
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