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Why does the FAA require special authorization to act as PIC in the North American T-28 Trojan?

As the T-28 is a vintage military surplus aircraft it is normally certificated in the Experimental-Exhibition category. For most aircraft in this category, there is no type rating in the traditional ...
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What is the difference between a rating and a certificate?

@CrossRoads is sort of correct, but is off on the details. The comments cover some of it, and I’d like to clarify and add some detail. For purposes of airmen certification aircraft are divided into ...
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How long is the training to get a Boeing 777 rating if one has a 737-200 rating?

A flight school can offer an "abbreviated type rating course" which takes into account skills from previous type ratings, assuming you have flown an adequate number of flight hours on those ratings. ...
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What does "share a type rating" mean?

If two aircraft (let's call them Aircraft A and Aircraft B, since this isn't specific to 777/787) share a type rating (technically known as a "common type rating"), it means that, if a pilot is ...
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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?

61.63(d)(1) requires that if you don't have an ATP that you hold an instrument rating to obtain a type rating. The type rating itself does not grant instrument privileges. (d) Additional aircraft ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet?

In the US, the FAA's requirements for obtaining authorization to fly former ,military aircraft is included in 8900.1 Volume 5, Chapter 9, Section 2. It is quite lengthy and covers more than just ...
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Do you need type ratings for private flying?

In addition to a type rating, you cannot fly a 737 without a commercial pilot's license and 1,200 flight hours. Further, your flight and maintenance operation must be certificated by the FAA. You'll ...
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How does type ratings training work at the airlines?

The carrier trains you for their aircraft. If you don't already have a type rating for your new aircraft, then you'll get one as part of the checkride at the completion of Captain training. (Maybe ...
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Is a fighter pilot allowed to fly two different model fighters?

Typically yes, but they generally won't be training a new pilot one day and flying a night bombing sortie the next. Two seat trainers are intentionally very similar to their single seat counterparts. ...
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Do you need type ratings for private flying?

You would most certainly need a type rating to fly a 737. Any turbine-powered airplane or aircraft gross weight greater than 12,500 lbs (5.67 t) requires a type rating. In this case, you will need ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet?

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 ...
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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?

No. You'd take the same initial course as everybody else, learning that airline's procedures & checklists for that aircraft. Having a type rating shows the hiring people that you're able to pass ...
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Can a non multi-engine rated pilot get a complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft?

If the airplane meets the definition, which almost all multi-engine pistons will, then you can get your complex endorsement. There is even one training center that advertises getting your multi and ...
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Is there a maximal time to pass a type rating?

Nope. Not unless your employer refuses to continue training. Legally all that’s required is that you have accomplished all the training required to meet the prerequisites per §61.39 and meet 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?

No, you would begin as an entry level FO with Delta. For that airline it would probably be the MD88 airplane. If you only have a type rating, in their eyes you only have enough knowledge to be ...
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What is an SIC type rating?

A U.S. pilot can apply for a SIC type rating after receiving instruction specific to that airplane to include: Operational procedures applicable to the powerplant, equipment, and systems. Performance ...
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What is the difference between a rating and a certificate?

You are certified as a pilot to fly a certain class of airplanes. Typically, one would start with Airplane, Single Engine, Land. Then you could have more classes of airplanes added with additional ...
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What is the difference between a rating and a certificate?

There's a lot of detail and even some inconsistencies in these terms but a useful and mostly accurate starting point is: Certificates define the privileges you have as a pilot; ratings define the ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet?

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,...
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Who performs repossessions of airplanes?

Yes there are a couple of reality TV shows that have been done on repos. There are companies who specialize in the business, and the pilots have to be type rated where appropriate. They have to be ...
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Too soon to pass the IATRA exam? (Canada)

If you have the time on your hands might as well get started with the study part. IATRA is the ATPLs condensed into a single smaller 50 question exam. You will expand your knowledge base and it ...
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Does a standalone EASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating exist?

This was just published in CAP1855 from the CAA a few days ago, which may answer your question: Instrument Rating validity, revalidation and renewal for aeroplanes and helicopters To revalidate, you ...
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Can the FAA allow a foreign training center to add a type rating to an FAA license?

Training centers do not issue type ratings, examiners do. To validate foreign ratings in your FAA license you have to submit the request and supporting documentation to the FSDO closest to you. They ...
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What are the requirements for a small jet type rating in the UK?

As far as I know, you can't get a type rating for a homebuilt jet in the UK. You can do so in the US but you have to find an instructor and examiner rated by the FAA to do that. I would suggest you ...
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How long is the training to get a Boeing 777 rating if one has a 737-200 rating?

The intital or recurrent type ratings for a jet are a predetermined duration set by the school, regardless of any previous type ratings a student holds. However the student will probably digest the ...
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