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Yes. Remarkable to think that the FAA permits the foreign-operated airplane off your wingtip on a simultaneous approach into JFK to have a MPL FO with as little as 258 hours (8 hours gained while on current flight) while the same FAA requires 1500 hours for the FO in your U.S. operated airplane of the same type. Note the odd situation when your initial ...


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Though it is not part of your question, why are you not considering the conventional (Aerotow) soaring path for your son. My glider club, The Skyline Soaring Club has a rotating group of young folks that take advantage of the instruction the club offers. Last year, we had several fourteen year olds solo and a number of sixteen year olds have gotten their ...


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In the United States, under the FAA’s pilot certification rules, per Part 61, you would need a minimum of: A Private Pilot Certificate with: Airplane Single Engine Land or Airplane Multi Engine Land, depending on the aircraft you intended to fly. A type rating on that airplane, if the airplane has a gross weight exceeding 12,500lbs or is turbojet powered, ...


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Quite simply, you’d need a private pilot license and a type rating. Other posted answers are overly complicated and many rules mentioned relate to the aircraft (where and how the aircraft can be flown) and not the requirements for the pilot Further, there is no requirement to be instrument rated. Insurance of the aircraft is between you and a private ...


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Yes, a pilot can hold multiple licences from different authorities, but it's not about operating in a country. A license from an authority applies to aircraft registered with that authority, wherever that aircraft is in the world. An FAA license lets you operate an N registered aircraft anywhere in the world, it does not let you operate a foreign ...


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The Competency Based Instrument Rating (CBIR) allows you to gain an IR in less hours than the "full" course, by either crediting previous experience or licenses. I held a UK issued IR(R) (old IMC rating), which meant that I had approx 60 hours IFR time when starting my IR. A full IR would have meant 45 hours training, whereas the CBIR allowed me to do just ...


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