Questions tagged [type-ratings]

A special pilot rating which allows them to operate a certain type of aircraft. Needed in addition to the applicable category of plot license.

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Is a fighter pilot allowed to fly two different model fighters?

Does a fighter pilot who flies the F/A-18E have permission to fly the F/A-18F for training a new pilot? Or does an F/A-18E pilot fly with an F/A-18F for night bombardment?
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Who performs repossessions of airplanes?

When the owner of an aircraft defaults on their loan, their lender can send repo men to take the aircraft back, often against the owner’s will. However, unlike cars, which can be driven by anyone with ...
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Is there a maximal time to pass a type rating?

Let's say you begin a type rating for a long haul carrier (e.g. A350 or B787) at day 1. After few days, your training stops due to external causes (airline paying your training bankrupt, all aircraft ...
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Does a standalone EASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating exist?

I'm starting an A320 type rating in a couple of months, but my MEP/IR is expiring before that. The pre-entry requirements were only a ME IR. Got me wondering: can I just revalidate my ME IR and let my ...
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Can a non multi-engine rated pilot get a complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft?

I was wondering if a pilot with only an SEP can get his/her complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft? I would guess not but since I didn't find any clear info or FAR that sates you can't, I just ...
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Do you need type ratings for private flying?

This question popped into my head when I learned some Citation X series have shared (?) type ratings. So a theoretical situation: I am a happy person with PPL and IFR ratings and then I decide to ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet?

As the title says, what endorsements and licenses do I need to obtain before I can legally fly a decommissioned single seater fighter jet or trainer jet (like a L-39 Albatros or even a F22 when the ...
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Can the FAA allow a foreign training center to add a type rating to an FAA license?

I have an ICAO license and an FAA one with the same type rating on both. I have done the initial training through the FAA in the US, but was able to validate the sim, training center and the DPE to ...
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What are the requirements for a small jet type rating in the UK?

Just out of curiosity, how would one go about getting a type rating for a small, twoish seater jet (for example the Viperjet Mk2) in the UK? I've had a brief look but cannot find anywhere that offers ...
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What does “share a type rating” mean?

The Boeing 787 shares its type rating with the 777, but what exactly does that imply? Surely it cannot mean any 777 pilot can just jump into a 787 and fly it. While being similar, the 787 has some ...
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What is the difference between a rating and a certificate?

I did some research on what it would take to become a private pilot. I am totally green to the aviation world, so bear with me on my question. I see the licenses also referred to as certificates but ...
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How does type ratings training work at the airlines?

How does it work to get typed in a different aircraft at a carrier like United, American, and/or Delta? If you're a first officer on the A320, but want to be a first officer on a different aircraft? ...
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How long is the training to get a Boeing 777 rating if one has a 737-200 rating?

I was wondering if anyone knows how long the training for a 777 takes if one already holds a 737-200 rating. I've looked it up online and didn't find an adequate answer. According to this site, the ...
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What would happen if I had a type rating for an Airbus A320 and applied for an airline that has an A320 and other aircraft?

Let's say I have a type rating for an Airbus A320 and applied for lets say delta. So we know that Delta has an Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Boeing 737, Boeing 777, etc. Suppose I have an Airbus A320 type ...
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Does a type rating give a person the privileges of an instrument rating in any category or class of aircraft which he/she is certificated in?

Suppose someone obtains a PPL-ASEL, then obtains a type rating in an aircraft requiring that rating e.g. jet, etc. This type rating functions as an instrument rating, allowing the pilot to fly the ...
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How frequently are airline pilots switching between aircraft types (e.g. Airbus, Boeing, etc)?

Are pilots at Airlines typically assigned to fly a single Type in a given month / year or do they get switched routinely between multiple types of aircraft as per scheduling convenience? i.e. Is it ...
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Why does the Piper Malibu require a type rating?

The Wikipedia page on type ratings says that most single-engine piston aircraft are covered under a single class rating but under JAA regulations the Piper Malibu requires its own type rating. (I'm ...
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Are there any aircraft used in part 121 (aka scheduled airline) operations that do not require a type rating to fly?

Inspired by KeithS's question about ATPLs and category/class ratings, I figured I'd throw another type-rating/airline-operations puzzler at you: are there any aircraft currently in scheduled airline ...
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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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Do I need a checkride for an initial SIC A320 type rating?

I have an FAA A320 initial pilot-in-command (PIC) type rating but haven't flown the actual aircraft. Currently I am undergoing the second-in-command (SIC) type rating. I have completed the ground ...
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How many type ratings are pilots allowed to hold at once?

I think i've read that the B787 has a common type rating with the B767 and B777. But I also think I've read that pilots are only allowed to fly two types of aircraft at a time... So when they go to ...
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What is an SIC type rating?

14 CFR 61.55 says: ... (d) A person may receive a second-in-command pilot type rating for an aircraft after satisfactorily completing the second-in-command familiarization training ...
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Does a Type Rating “upgrade” with your license?

I believe anything the FAA refers to as a "rating" upgrades automatically with your license. For example, if I get my instrument rating on my Private Pilot License, I don't have to retake the ...
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Why do some aircraft require type ratings to fly them?

I know it might seem like a silly basic question, clearly some of these aircraft are awfully complex. I doubt anyone questions the idea of a type rating for a 747-400. But where is the line ...
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Are the requirements for an initial type rating the same across types?

If a pilot wishes to obtain an initial FAA type rating - say, for a Boeing 737 - are the requirements to obtain that rating the same as if they were getting a type rating for an Airbus A320? If they ...