Radio Telephone Operators Permit???

dixieflyer

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Hey Guys, who do I contact to obtain a RT@O Permit? Is it the FCC? Any idea how long it takes to recieve it? The cost? And are there any hoops to jump through to obtain it?

Thanks in Advance,

CEA
 

Caveman

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Easy, yes. Cheap, no. I think $50 bucks for a rubber stamped piece of paper that requires no background check, no test, nor any other kind of qualification other than a pulse is pretty steep. Just one more way for a bureaucrat to fund their own paychecks.
 

SentryIP

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BS!

I paid $50 (Yankee dollars) for a piece of paper. I concur with flydog and Caveman. Fly safe.
 

ivauir

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Is a pulse required??

I bet I could get one for a name I found on a tombstone in the cemetary.
 

Caveman

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It gets worse. My original radio certificate was 'lost in the mail'. When I called to check on it they had no record of even issuing me one even though I had a cancelled check in my hand that they cashed for $50. I said fine, send me the one you owe me. Sorry, no can do. That'll be another $50 bucks please. Bottom line is that I'm out $100 just so that if I'm ever ramp checked in Montreal I can produce a BS piece of paper that means nothing and proves nothing. Don't get me started......
 

hornet drvr

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I have an interview with FEDEX on April 15 and they definitely want the FCC restricted radio operators permit.
 

TriStar_drvr

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Twenty plus years ago, an application for the radiotelephone operator permit was included in my "pilot starter kit" from Cessna. I filled it out and received my FCC permit for FREE! I carried it with me until someone told that I no longer needed it for domestic flying. Somewhere along the line, I lost it. When I started applying to the airlines that required it, I wrote the FCC about a replacement for my old permit. Of course the response I got was send in a new application and $45-50 bucks. Can't remember exactly how much now. Oh well, I don't plan on losing my current one, even though no one has ever asked to see it.
 
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