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  1. Can anyone help me out with this, need both flight manuals ... Cheers
  2. This is from a UK CAA point of view, since they're the only JAR authority that is a little bit international spread out as far as i know. By the way JAA gets replaced by EASA April 2012 and nobody really seems to know what's then. It should stay more or less the same from what i know. You have to do all the theory exams and a JAA CPL-H check ride. I did the ATP, which was 13 exams and I think CPL was around 8-9 exams. There are only a few exam venues outside the UK and the only ones in North America are in Florida and California. The only school for flying outside the UK is Bristow Academy in Florida as far as i know. I went there and they were really good and fair, was a few years back before Bristow took over. http://www.caainternational.com/site/cms/contentCategoryView.asp?category=305 The theory is pretty intense, not sure about the CPL, but for the ATPL they usually tell you 6 month full-time or 12-18 month distance learning. I did a conversion and I was working on the distance learning course 4 month full-time (not working during that period) and I busted my ***. Overall it's pretty expensive. Try to get a quote from Bristow or one of the schools in the UK. Phil Croucher would be a good guy to talk to too since he has both, the Canadian and JAA and runs a Groundschool in Europe. I wasn't there, but met him briefly in the UK and pretty sure he could give you a few hints and help you out http://www.captonline.com/ I'm not aware of any medical examiner outside Europe. The first medical is a little intense in itself and takes a whole day and here goes 1000$. I think there is only one place in the UK where your an do it. Follow up exams can be done at different centres, but be aware if you don't do them annually you have to do the initial one again. Approximate Costs Initial Medical 1000 Exams 100$ per subject Distance Learning probably around 2000$ Flight Training as necessary (10-15h Piston) Checkride around 1000$ plus travel and accommodation for school, exams, etc. Anyway you might wanna do a little bit of research here at the CAA website http://www.caa.co.uk/ Then go "Safety Regulations" - "Personal Licensing" Good luck on your endeavours.
  3. I was told to always move against the current, so you don't snag something while drifting down river? Made sense to me and I'm curious about other opinions out there on that .....
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