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What's the rationale for requiring ATP applicants to be at least 23 years old?

Brain development. An airline transport pilot has to deal not only with by-the-book situations, but also with situations that aren't going by the book. If they didn't, we'd have them replaced by AI ...
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Will getting a 4-year degree actually make a difference?

Airlines in North America are starting to waive degree requirements but they will compensate for that by demanding much higher flying experience, or at least graduation from one of the aviation ...
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What's the rationale for requiring ATP applicants to be at least 23 years old?

I'm going to set aside the "18 year old captain" and approach this matter form an "18 year old airline transport pilot" point of view. It is well documented in medical science ...
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What's the rationale for requiring ATP applicants to be at least 23 years old?

Outside of brain development and any issues of emotional maturity, there is a strong case to be made for confidence and competence due to quality and breadth of aviation experience gained over a ...
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Can I get an ATPL if I have two drinking-and-driving offenses in the UK?

It's not the gaining of an ATPL that is the problem, so much as getting the medical certification to do so. The UK CAA guidance material on alcohol/substance misuse can be found in this pdf. It ...
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What's the rationale for requiring ATP applicants to be at least 23 years old?

The age requirement for an airline transport pilot has been in place since at least 1937. You can search for CAR Part 21 on the FAA DRS website. https://drs.faa.gov. I tend to agree with the other ...
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What am I doing wrong in this RBI exercise?

You've got the heading right. Now rotate the whole view of both instruments to the aircraft orientation, and you see the direction in which the Relative Bearing Indicator (RBI) points. Now it's easy ...
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Will getting a 4-year degree actually make a difference?

I will preface this by saying that I am a university educator. When I was at the Singapore Air Show in 2014 (I think it was), I spoke to the HR manager for Singapore Airlines, and he said their ...
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Does the useful load contain taxi fuel?

Yes, the useful load includes taxi fuel. Both definitions are correct and do not contradict each other: The Useful Load is the total mass of the passengers, baggage and cargo, including any non-...
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How to pass ATPL as an ATC?

Being an Air Traffic Controller does not provide any legal shortcuts for piloting courses, in any jurisdiction as far as I am aware. Sure, you could probably sleep through the lectures on meteorology ...
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Have I made a calculation mistake in this ATPL question that uses the CAP 698 Chart?

The relevant section (3.2.3) of CAP 698 explains how to calculate this as follows: Distance to Reach given height. To calculate the ground distance travelled in order to attain a given height above ...
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Aircraft Specific Type Rating Check-ride vs. Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Check-ride

I don't know if there is a question posed by the OP. The level of precision flying required of a type rating applicant is the same as what is required if applying for an ATP certificate. The FAA, ...
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Can I get an EASA ATPL online?

No, you can’t get an ATPL online. Your first step would be converting your FAA PPL to an EASA PPL. You will then need to add Instrument, Commercial Single-Engine, Commercial Multi-Engine, Multi-Crew ...
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What am I doing wrong in this RBI exercise?

If the RBI is of the fixed card variety, the N is not indicative of North. It only indicates the direction the nose of the aircraft is pointing. You can actually dispense with the cardinal direction ...
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Is ATPL a universal license?

Annex 1 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) creates mimimum standards for crew licensing that all ICAO member nations recognize. The ICAO is an agency of the United Nations, and ...
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How do I convert my Sudanese ICAO ATPL to UK CAA ATPL?

The information you're after is all on the caa website here: https://www.caa.co.uk/commercial-industry/pilot-licences/non-uk-licences/third-country-cpl-and-atpl-licence-conversion-requirements-from-1-...
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Can someone be an ATPL holder while having Pineal Cyst?

You can check the EASA easy access rules for medical requirements for conditions that are immediately disqualifying. I'm not sure what your condition falls under but in all likeliness it requires &...
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Do SIMulator hours need to be logged?

You only need to log hours that you plan to use for some purpose: currency, meeting requirements for a rating, or something similar. There's no general (*) requirement that you have everything logged ...
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What am I doing wrong in this RBI exercise?

The gyro on the left gives you the orientation of the aicraft and the RBI arrow gives you the direction of the beacon relative to your aircraft. First one, you have the aircraft facing south and in ...
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How to convert an EASA ATPL(H) IR to ATPL(A)?

It looks like the answer is yes, but with some significant caveats, such as only 50% of your helo time will count towards a fixed-wing ATPL. The UK CAA web site has info on this but your best bet is ...
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