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Pilot Licenses and FAA JAA Conversions

Pilot Licenses and FAA JAA ConversionsThe basic requirements to obtain the license and the privileges it confers are agreed internationally by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), however the actual implementation varies quite widely from country to country.
According to ICAO, to be eligible for a commercial pilot license the applicant must be

To proceed in obtaining a commercial pilot license, you must first obtain second-class medical certification. The JAA has several approved courses leading to the issue of a JAA commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating without first obtaining a private pilot’s license.

It is very popular for foreign pilots to come to the U.S. to covert their Foreign Pilot License to a FAA Pilot License. If you possess a foreign pilot certificate and wish to obtain an FAA ATP license on the basis of that certificate, you will need to obtain a Letter of Certificate Verification from the FAA. If you are applying for a certificate issued on the basis of a foreign license under the provisions of:

  • 14 CFR Part 61, Section 61.75
  • special purpose pilot authorizations under Section 61.77
  • using a pilot certificate issued under Section 61.75 to apply for a commercial pilot certificate under Section 61.123 (h)
  • applying for an airline transport pilot certificate issued under Section 61.153 (d) (3)
  • applying for a certificate issued on the basis of a foreign license under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 63, Sections 63.23 and 63.42

The Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760 must have the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) verify the validity and currency of the foreign license and medical certificate or endorsement before you apply for an FAA certificate or authorization. The processing of the Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification form takes approximately 45 to 90 days to complete.

Foreign applicants who require a visit to a FAA Flight Standards District Office or are applying for the issuance or replacement of an airman certificate in accordance with 14 CFR 61.75 must contact their selected Flight Standards District Office upon receipt of this verification letter to schedule an appointment with a FAA Inspector or authorized certifying official. Do not anticipate an appointment earlier than two weeks after this initial contact, due to enhanced security procedures.

European Flight Training (EFT) is the established leader in JAA pilot training under the European JAA licensing system with base locations in the United States (Florida). EFT is owned and operated by a former British Airline Pilot, with more than two decades in the JAA flight training industry. EFT has trained over 2000 pilots, and understand the complexities involved in gaining your coveted licences.

JAA ATPL License Conversion Now Offered in Fort Pierce

Gulf Coast Training Solutions are proud to announce their new partnership for the JAA License with European Flight Training and Aviator College of Aeronautical Science in Fort Pierce, Florida. The move of the business to the state of the art training facility allows Gulf Coast Training Solutions to produce even better customer support, enhanced learning experiences for the pre-exam course, and to also be affiliated with the leading JAA Flight Training provider in the USA.

In a statement, the Head of Training, Steve Gibbins said

“We are now strategically placed to offer people the full route to the JAA License with our relationship with European Flight Training. Both parties decided that it was prudent to stick with their specialized field of JAA Training. We brought the JAA ATPL Ground School to the table, and with their un-tarnished reputation for quality of service it just seamed a logical fit. This year we have graduated more students with a 100% first time pass rate for the previous 4 months, and we expect this average to continue.”

Gulf Coast Training Solutions was approved by the UK CAA for the move and to be able to conduct JAA License Training in their New Location.

Distributed by Viestly

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