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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 achieve 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 ...