ATPL Application process tips

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Greetings everyone,

About to drop my logbooks for my ATPL next month in the YUL area. ANybody have tips or recommendations for a good office?
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FYI, Recent turnaround time at TC Hamilton was 1.5 weeks. I did come prepared with a copy of my medical, most recent check ride in a multi-engine plane (PPC in a Level D sim), and a letter from a former CP where I operated single crew aircraft with as two crew. They'll want that especially with the delays in adding your most recent PPC and Medical in the system (I'm well over 8 months since last medical, still not in the system).
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Anyone have any recent updates on how long it takes for the prairie region to process an ATPL application? Just about to send mine in
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Sent mine in the first week of March into the Winnipeg office. Haven't heard a thing.
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Update: my application got processed earlier this week. Still waiting for the sticker though. They told me 30-40 days when I first submitted everything, it turned out to be almost exactly 40 days.
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Tough times to have an ATPL my man!
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We can also send the documents and the logbook in pdf, it will be processed the same way.
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CPT.HarshColdReality wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:31 pm Tough times to have an ATPL my man!
In general, yes. In my case, no. Some of us have the benefit of having a job that isn’t affected as much as other operators by these tough times. #703FTW
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kiaszceski wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:57 am We can also send the documents and the logbook in pdf, it will be processed the same way.
That's what I did with Pacific region. Worked out pretty slick. From the time I sent in the application to payment processed was 22 days. Getting the sticker in the mail was another 7 days.
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bring me the horizon wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 5:56 pm
kiaszceski wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:57 am We can also send the documents and the logbook in pdf, it will be processed the same way.
That's what I did with Pacific region. Worked out pretty slick. From the time I sent in the application to payment processed was 22 days. Getting the sticker in the mail was another 7 days.
Pretty quick !

I've already paid the fees but still waiting for TC to make the changes on the website, it's been a month now.
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Been over 40 business days (43 to be exact) here in YUL and still no answer from the TC croonies. Must be hard to work from home when yout binge watching Netflix series instead of doing your goddamn job. Can't be that hard to go thru an application......Meh what's an ATPL worth these days anyways. Spent over 12k renting an airplane towards my licence....An investment they said.....I am in massive debt now......
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There is no rhyme or reason to their actions, or lack thereof. I am as mystified as you are, but I am seeing no rush to get mine in now.
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Prompts me to ask a question: How did the ATPL process work for large airlines, for instance? For those who joined early on (say in the ‘70s) and worked their way up to widebody skippers and then retired with 35+ years service? I’ve known several,over the years but I don’t recall any of them ”writing exams”. Is this something the airline just granted?
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And now there looking at having a majority of government employees working from home. I fear this is a taste of whats to come.
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The written exam process for the ATPL use to have 4 exams rather then the two we now have. There was also a senior commercial license then. The same exams for both but a higher pass mark for the ATPL.
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So I've send my application and paid the fees on april 21st. Got my ATPL on June 11th.
Everything has been done in PDF format, I've never sent any paper at all and never walked in a TC office.
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Was talking with my TC flight school inspector two weeks ago. I brought up the ATPL application and he told me you should only be logging IFR time when your actually in IMC not just because you file IFR. Anyone heard of this before?
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Meh don't sweat it
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CPT.HarshColdReality wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:22 pm Meh don't sweat it
As in just log it all as IMC time if its IFR filed?
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Yeh I did that, just got my AAs!!
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