FAA ATP, is it good anywhere!

lineflyer1

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Where in the world is an FAA ATP any good?

I mean we invented the airplane and build the best aircraft here but our licenses are no good elswhere. Whats up with dat?
 

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Where in the world is an FAA ATP any good?

I mean we invented the airplane and build the best aircraft here but our licenses are no good elswhere. Whats up with dat?
It's a matter of reciprocal agreements. The current ability to convert between FAA and Transport Canada certificates is rather straightforward under the latest rules.

The Europeans have always done things very differently from us; have you ever seen the battery of written exams you have to take for those JAA certificates!? Holy crap! Makes our ATP written look like a joke. That aside though, I don't think it has made a lick of difference in making a superior product.
 

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Where in the world is an FAA ATP any good?

I mean we invented the airplane and build the best aircraft here but our licenses are no good elswhere. Whats up with dat?
I wouldn't say that. NetJets ME didn't have a problem with my FAA ATP when they called me for an interview. Not that I wanted to live in the Middle East, but most of the developing world will accept the equivalent of an ICAO ATPL, which an FAA ATP satisfies for the most part. Other countries like in EU, Canada, Australia, NZ and Latin America add their own restrictions to protect their own pilots.

I'm perfectly happy staying in the good ol' USA.
 

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Us yanks are no good. Don't you know that in order to be a good pilot you have to know how many litres of blood is pumping through your heart with a heart rate of 70 bpm? I mean some on, that is basic airmanship stuff....




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Where in the world is an FAA ATP any good?

I mean we invented the airplane and build the best aircraft here but our licenses are no good elswhere. Whats up with dat?
An FAA ATP is valid anywhere when you are flying an N-registered a/c. It is a ridiculous rule especially in Europe and the UK and international agreements should be in place to validate licenses.

FYI- America did not invent the airplane.
 

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G21AGosse:

The human head in the bottom left of your avitar, belongs to the father of a good friend of mine here in CLT. His last name was Coleman and he survived that explosion.

Just to let you know.

Have a good one!
 

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G21AGosse:

The human head in the bottom left of your avitar, belongs to the father of a good friend of mine here in CLT. His last name was Coleman and he survived that explosion.

Just to let you know.

Have a good one!
Hey jas,

What an amazing piece of info! I have always been a big Led Zep fan. Thanks!

Has Mr. Coleman had his head (or any other body part) in any other album covers???:)

Gee, I miss 'real' albums.....................
 

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Most of the overseas carriers I'm aware of will hire an FAA ATP holder, then convert it to their own licence, most have at least an "air law" exam to take, some have other exams as well...all carriers here in the gulf will hire an FAA ATP holder..but as a part of their training program you will complete their own authorities air law and medical exam..and of course the type rating check, and other appropriate training..
 

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FYI- America did not invent the airplane.
Ummm.. Yeah we did. We are talking about powered flight of course. Not gliders.

http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2003/1218/fe22-1.html

There is speculation that Alberto Santos-Dumont of Brazil was the first to fly on November 12, 1906. But as they say in the article.

"By the time Santos-Dumont got around to his maiden flight the Wright brothers had already flown numerous times, including one in which they flew 24 miles (39 km) in 40 minutes."
 
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