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Converting Overseas Endorsements


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I am considering converting my Australian Commercial Licence to a Canadian one.


I am told that I can be endorsed to fly any types that I am presently endorsed on provided I have flown 10 hours on that type within 12 months of the flight test.


Can anyone tell me if that 10 hours needs to be command time or will dual or ICUS time suffice?


Thanks. WHK4

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I put this on a different post but has relevance here. so there you go...........




After having done licence conversion training for pilots from the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Europe I have the following observations:


You must meet the Canadian Flight standards to pass the flight test. I recommend going online at Transport Canada's website and downloading the Flight Test Guide.




As to emergencies: you must be able to (at the discretion of the Examiner) perform Full On autorotations as well as land with "Jammed " pedals or any other of a number of emergencies.


Navigation: you MUST be able to plan a nav trip, then perform a GROUND SPEED check along the way in which to determine your revised ETA, TO YOUR DESTINATION!


We have met some great guys from all over this globe that are true professionals. We have also met the "hey, I already have 1200 hours so just give me my licence" that can't meet the standard to save their life....at times LITERALLY!


Most hated phrase? "Well we don't do it like that "or" We don't teach it like that back home"


Take a %#@*&$ look around....you ain't back home bubba.


I have had pilots with over 1000 hours of INSTRUCTION under their belt that have done ONE full on autorotation that they had to demonstrate for their Instructor rating and I am guessing the Examiner was hands on that one!


If you are coming here that's great, you are welcome. If you are coming to work, that's fine too.

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