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Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1?

I am from Bangladesh. Bangladesh has EASA 147 approval. Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1? Will Bangladesh accept the license? If I want to convert the DCAM license to EASA license what do I have to ...
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Do non-US citizens still have to get an additional TSA check?

I'm familiar with the rules requiring all non-US citizens to acquire TSA clearance, but as of 2016 the rules have been changed and it seems that everybody has their background checked by the TSA as ...
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Can I pass the EASA ATPL exams by studying FAA materials?

If I have the theoretical knowledge required for an FAA ATP, could I use that knowledge to pass the EASA ATPL exams?
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How can I keep my IR currency outside the USA?

I am an FAA PPL/IR holder living in Spain. My IR license was issued in May 13 of 2016, it has been over 6 months so now I need to log my 6HIT with a safety pilot. Is it possible to complete the ...
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How long does it take for an FAA licence to be delivered?

Would anyone have an idea how how long it takes for a licence to be posted out. The airmen search tells me my ATP processing was completed at some point last week. So the licence has been finalised. ...
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How do PPL, CPL, and ATPL compare?

What are hiding under these letters? What do they stand for? I have read many others, but I could never understand what they mean and the pilot's career on each of them. If possible, can anyone post a ...
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Where can I find detailed steps on how to perform all ACS maneuvers?

All the maneuvers outlined in the Airman Certification Standards (slow flight, power on stalls, short field, etc.) have been taught by my instructor to me but on no occasion have I received reference ...
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Does a multi-engine ATP with single-engine commercial privileges provide single-engine instrument privileges?

Does a multi-engine ATP with single-engine commercial privileges provide single-engine instrument privileges? I received my ATP certificate recently, and the back of my FAA certificate reads as ...
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What constitutes a flight review for the purposes of eligibility for a remote pilot certificate under 14 CFR 107.61(d)(2)?

An applicant for the Remote Pilot Certificate who already holds a pilot's license can forgo the knowledge test required by 14 CFR 107.61(d)(1) if they have a current flight review. The regulation ...
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Where exactly can I find the FAA's UAS pilot training course (ALC-451)?

I'm trying to get my commercial drone operators certificate. I already have a private pilot certificate, so from the FAA website, all I need to do is complete the "Part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft ...
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Do pilots lose their licenses following a gross misdemeanor conviction?

Can you have a conviction for a gross misdemeanor and still keep your private pilot's license?
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What FAA license does the EASA LAPL convert to?

I have read about getting a FAA licence to 'piggyback' with a EASA PPL(A). Is there a similar route for a EASA LAPL(A) licence. I assume if there is then there would be the same restrictions ie Max 4 ...
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What happens if a private pilot's license isn't used for some time? [duplicate]

I have a question about the currency of a Private Pilot's License: if someone obtains a PPL but doesn't fly for a period of time, is there a time after which some conditions or restrictions are ...
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What is the wording on outline of Wright Flyer on FAA pilot license?

I was told once that the outline of the Wright Flyer was taken from a speech given by the Wright Brothers. In the picture below you can very clearly see the words on the Wright Flyer. Does anybody ...
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Why does the ACS forbid activation of the stall warning during slow flight?

In section VII. Slow Flight and Stalls, page 54 of the Private Airplane ACS, the Skills section contains in part $$\begin{array}{l|l} \bf{Skills} & \text{The applicant demonstrates the ability ...
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I have an FAA ATPL based on a foreign ATPL, can I convert it to an EASA ATPL?

I have an FAA ATPL based on my Foreign ATPL. Am I now able to convert my new FAA ATPL to EASA ATPL? Of course with me doing all the exams etc.. or am I only allowed to convert my original foreign ...
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Will the new airmen certification standards make it more difficult to add ratings?

As of June 15, 2016, the FAA has changed from PTS/Knowledge tests to the Airmen Certification Standards which is a relatively significant paradigm shift in how airmen are certified. The underlying ...
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How can I convert a non-ICAO (Taiwanese) pilot's license to FAA or EASA?

So I'd like to know from somebody what's the process of converting a non-ICAO license. In particular, I'm trying to understand how a Taiwanese PPL can be converted to FAA PPL (I personally know people ...
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What is the step-by-step process to become a ground instructor in the US?

I would like to know about the whole step-by-step process to become a ground instructor in the US. My understanding is that any previous pilot or CFI certificates are not needed. So, are only needed ...
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Do I get two different certificate cards if I earn both a pilot and a ground instructor certificate in the US?

I would like to know if one will be receiving two separate licenses in case he/she earns a pilot certificate as well as a ground instructor certificate in the US. Do the certificates come separately ...
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How should I handle a change of address for a Student Pilot License in the USA?

I have moved to another place from current address with in same city, Do I have to change my address to the new one on my FAA Student Pilot License? If yes, how do I do it?
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Is it necessary to have my full name (including middle name) on my student pilot license?

So my student pilot license is missing a middle name, but my drivers license, written exam, and passport all have it printed. I've spoken with the DPE, and he says it may be an issue, or it may not, ...
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Flying an amphibian with ASEL privileges [duplicate]

So I have an interesting scenario: You hold an ASEL private pilot certificate in the USA with high-performance and complex endorsements. You also fly a Cessna 206 on a regular basis. Given that all ...
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Which country has the lowest flight time requirement for the issuance of a pilot certificate? [closed]

Which country requires the fewest number of flight hours for pilot certification?
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Can I apply for a commercial-utility licence for an auto-gyro?

Can an auto-gyro apply for commercial purposes? Utility in remote areas, Alaska for example. What license is needed (airworthiness, etc.)? How much does it cost approximately? Can I build my own ...
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What are good study guides/practice tests for the airframe maintenance certificate? [closed]

I am approaching my 18 month mark on the job. Wanting to get my A license first. I have done all kinds of airframe work in this time period. Wondering if anyone has suggestions for the names of the ...
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How do I get certified to fly under FAA 333?

tl;dr: How do I go from non-airman to commercial UAS pilot under an FAA 333 exemption? I understand that the rules are imminently changing, but waiting for the formal implementation of the NPRM could ...
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What are the benefits of an FAA over an ICAO license, and vice versa? [duplicate]

I will study for commercial pilot in May but I don´t know where I should study. I have 2 really good schools, one is in Canada (ICAO) the other one is in Florida (FAA), What are the advantages and/...
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Why do multi-engine privileges not propagate down to single-engine?

From this answer, privileges of single-engine and multi-engine are separated. A pilot who obtained his PPL on a single-engine and his CPL on a multi-engine is not permitted to exercise his commercial ...
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Can a student pilot start flight training before they get their student pilot certificate and medical?

Let's say someone wants to start doing some flight training in the United States with the eventual goal of receiving a private pilot certificate. They have yet to get a medical certificate or student ...
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Do some helicopters require classes, type ratings, or special endorsements, the way some airplanes do?

I've been looking online for the different ratings and classes of helicopters but I can't find much. For example in fixed wing aircraft you have retractable gear, constant speed propeller, IFR, multi-...
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If I have multi-engine land, can I learn multi-engine sea directly?

Let's say I hold PPL privileges for Multi-Engine Land. Now I want to start my seaplane training. Can I begin my training directly on a multi-engine seaplane? Or, do I have to get a license for Single-...
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Does holding a medical certificate mean you automatically have a student pilot certificate?

If you have a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd class medical certificate and a private balloon certificate (as an example) does that mean you have a student pilot certificate if you now want to get a private pilot ...
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I have a FAA Private VFR SE license based on my foreign license, and added IFR in my home country; how to upgrade the FAA license?

I already validated my non-US licence and got a FAA Private VFR SE Licence based on my foreign licence. I recently completed my IFR rating in my home country and was wondering how to 'upgrade' my FAA ...
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What are the procedures to get a revoked mechanics certificate reinstated?

At one point I held a mechanic's certificate. However due to poor judgement it(the certificate) was revoked due to a narcotics conviction. How can I get it reinstated? Is there refresher classes?
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Can PPL, CPL, and ATPL be completed within a year?

It took me about 8 months to complete my PPL, because I struggled to go solo and I haven't started my CPL training yet due to financial set back. I've heard about students who completed their PPL ...
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What are the consequences of flying GA without a license (certificate)?

As far as I can tell, in the U.S., 49 USC 46317(a) makes flying without a proper certificate a crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. However, the FAA is a regulatory agency, which means it ...
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What is the expiration period for a 3rd class medical certificate?

I got my 3rd Class Medical for a Private Pilot certificate in May 2013 at the age of 39. I'm now 41. Does the 60 month rule apply to my certificate or do I need to retest under the 24 month rule for ...
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How is ACS different from PTS and when does it replace PTS for FAA certification?

I've read some documents and articles that reference the FAA's new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) that will soon replace Practical Test Standards (PTS). What is different about ACS and when does ...
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How should I safeguard my FAA certificate number?

The FAA’s Search Airmen Certificate Information reads in part Personal Information We do not display your SSN, certificate number, or date of birth. We will display a releasable address in accordance ...
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Can you fly an airliner without an ATPL?

The "captain in the right-hand seat" discussion got me thinking. As of 2013, you need an ATPL to operate any plane operating under Part 121 (as part of an "airline"). Both Captain and FO need this ...
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How much knowledge/experience can be transferred between different categories/classes of certification?

This question was originally going to be "Is it possible to earn an ATPL without also ending up with at least one airliner type rating?", but I thought I'd broaden it just a bit (hopefully not too ...
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Could you ever legally authorize yourself to fly an aircraft that would require an LOA, based on your other certs?

The question about being certified to fly aircraft that don't fall under a type rating got me thinking. For all knowledge possessed by humans there must be a source. If you want to get certified on a ...
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How is a type rating administered for aircraft that do not comply with 91.109?

Let's say you have a demilitarized A-10 (this isn't too farfetched an idea, as this SDSM&T proposal for a replacement thunderstorm research aircraft demonstrates). With an empty weight twice the ...
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How are type ratings created for new aircraft types?

When a new aircraft is developed that requires a new kind of type rating to fly, considering that FAR 61.195(b)(2) and (e) require the instructor giving a type rating (or any sort of instruction) in ...
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Can I fly internationally as a commercial pilot, without an ATP certificate?

Are commercial pilots allowed to fly internationally? Are Commercial Pilots required to take an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) program/training to fly internationally? And is a commercial pilot the ...
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How long does it take to get your official FAA certificate in the mail?

I'm asking this question because the only answer on the web right now is pretty old and I assume this is a common question. The above link refers to an FAA page that says: We are currently ...
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How can I build the 40 hours instrument time required for an instrument rating?

14 CFR 61.65(d)(2) says: (2) Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed in paragraph (c) of this section, of which 15 hours must have been received from an ...
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How can I convert an FAA pilot's certificate to a Canadian one?

What do I have to do to obtain a Canadian pilot's license if I already have an FAA one?
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Which refers to CFI renewal based on pass rate, "activities" or "duties and responsibilities"?

It's that time again, gotta re-up my CFI. I always forget when I'm filling out IACRA whether CFI renewals (in the United States) based on student pass rate percentage are considered "activites" or "...