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You can find the detailed requirements for a FAA PPL in Part 61 Subpart E. The total time of 40 hours can be met by any flight time you have logged, either DUAL or PIC. (In theory, SIC should qualify too, but I can't think of any legal way for a student pilot to have that.) DUAL time can only be logged when you are receiving "training" from a CFI, who ...


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You would have to find a US-licensed CFI in Bosnia to give you the training, and then a Designated Examiner in Bosnia to give you the oral and practical exams. The first may be doable, the second pretty much impossible unless you want to pay someone to come to Bosnia. Certainly it would be much easier (and probably cheaper) to come back to the US for a few ...


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I've been in exactly the same position as you: I had an FAA foreign-based (61.75) private certificate based on a South African PPL and then got a regular, standalone FAA private certificate. As you described, SA instructors don't have to endorse each lesson, they only endorse specific permissions like "authorized for solo flight in the circuit". To answer ...


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Adding an instrument rating doesn't change the fact that your FAA private certificate is foreign-based. The IR is an add-on to a pilot certificate, it isn't a certificate itself. If you don't keep your foreign license current then you can't fly on your FAA foreign-based certificate. To get rid of your foreign-based certificate, you can either do a regular ...


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