YYB Pilot Posted May 22, 2003 Report Share Posted May 22, 2003 Has anyone tried to obtain an american pilots license using your Canadian License at all? I am interested in obtaining just a Private License for the states cause the only flying I will be doing into the US is via GA Flying only. I was on the FAA website and "tried" reading there reg's and rules for foreign pilots. It outlines all sorts of things you must do but then contradicts itself if you are a ICAO member of a certain State of the British Commenwelth and so on and so forth. I was wondering what the process is basically for me to apply for a FAA certificate? I found the application form on the site and wasnt sure if I had to do all this in person or send the form and copies of all the required documents to one of there field offices closest to our border I would suppose. They then said you would either recieve a letter of validaiton or confirmation. Or possibly if you were a member of one of there many ICAO states your are under skilled as compared to US regualtions, you would then have to take a practical test and knowledge test. Or you would recieve your license no questions asked, with the remark "U.S. Test Passed" stamped on it. A instructor of mine said he has his FAA license and it states specifically "Converted on basis of Canadian License standards" He has all the ratings and license for our country except ATPL but the states would only grant him a PPL with certain ratings being applied. Can someone clear all this up for me who went throught he process! Thanks.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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