Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

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Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

#1 Post by digits_ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:55 am

Hi all,

I thought that to convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL, you needed one of those fancy US multi crew courses with expensive sim etc.

I now found this information:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... n-1806.htm
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/med ... 1-135A.pdf

This apparently shows that just a medical, knowledge test and a bunch of paperwork is required. Is this correct? If so, did the regulations change? Or am I missing something?

Thanks,
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Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

#2 Post by rigpiggy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:35 am

You will be a foreign student, so finger print was required for me. Did the gleim test, liaised with faa, tc had to confirm my certs, did the gleim course, wrote the exam, everything to the fsdo.... 3 weeks later in the mail
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Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

#3 Post by digits_ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am

rigpiggy wrote:You will be a foreign student, so finger print was required for me. Did the gleim test, liaised with faa, tc had to confirm my certs, did the gleim course, wrote the exam, everything to the fsdo.... 3 weeks later in the mail
When did you do this? Which FSDO did you use?
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Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

#4 Post by cdnpilot77 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Look at 6. E) in your FAA document. At the moment, There's no way around doing the CTP course, if you want an FAA ATP, stop trying to re-invent the wheel
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Re: Convert TC ATPL to FAA ATPL

#5 Post by digits_ » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:31 pm

cdnpilot77 wrote:if you want an FAA ATP, stop trying to re-invent the wheel
I'm not. I heard stories of people who converted their ATPL recently to an FAA one without said course, so I wanted to check if their was any truth to that. Thank you for pointing out where the course requirement is outlined.
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