Great news for all Canadian ATP. Due to Canada and USA have bilateral agreement about pilot’s license converting from FAA to TCCA and from TCCA to FAA, we can offer you great shortcut on your way to FAA ATP license. This way is different from standard procedure of getting ATP for foreign pilots.
According AC 61-135A, all Canadian ATP pilots can convert their TCCA ATP license to FAA ATP license ONLY taking ATP-CTP course and taking special ACP knowledge test.
We decided to give you full qoute from regulations to be clear:
“ATP Certificate. Appendix 1, Table 3 or 8, as appropriate, list the conditions for an ATP conversion.
(1) Conversion. For a TCCA ATP License (ATPL) holder to convert his or her ATPL to an FAA ATP Certificate with any of the following rating(s) (i.e., ASEL, AMEL, ASES, AMES, or Rotorcraft–Helicopter) the applicant must:
Special Early Bird Price – $3,799.00 to all students who pay for their 2023 class by the end of this year. Our course dates are published on our website.
You can download Advisory Circular 61-135A and read carefully whole procedure and steps. But we already did it for you and you can see the main steps on this page.
You can download enrollment application for your personal ATP training with ATP.Academy
You can download our instruction for TSA application for foreign pilots. Be aware that initial process can take up to 8 weeks.
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Check eligibility requirements according part 61.135 and aeronautical experience according part 61.159.
Make sure you have enough time becasue verification process can take up to 90 days!
When you have US visa, immediately apply for TSA approval. Use our instruction for ATP-CTP. You need TSA for each course (ATP ME or A320 type)!
The ATP-CTP course is a mandatory pre-requisite in order to take the ATP written exam. ATP-CTP course include 30 hours of ground school and 10 hours of sim training.
ATP ACP Multi engine written test (Special Edition) includes 60 questions and you have 2.5 hours for pass this test. The minimum score is 70%.
The total price is combined from the ATP-CTP course cost + cost of your ATP course and checkride. As you can see from this page you have a choice between "non-type ATP" and "ATP + type rating". The approximate price depending on your personal case will be:
There are no direct converting from EASA CPL to FAA CPL. You have 2 options, depending on the number of flight hours you have now:
You have 2 options here:
This is a very common question. But the truth is - you really need type rating to get your FAA license with type even if you are Captain with XXXX thousand hours on this type. The reason for that - your FAA license is independent license of the United States of America and you need to comply with FAA regulations. Not your local regulations. It means that you need to take some training on the same type before checkride. Most of the schools (and ATP.Academy also) can offer you Reduced Program, which means you don't need to go over again as Initial training. You just need 4-8 hours of SIM training and some ground school before your checkride. Also, be aware that your FAA checkride will be absolutely the same and full as normal checkride for initial type rating even if you have XXX thousand hours on type.
TSA – Transportation Security Administration. These are the same people who carry out passenger screening at US airports, for example. They also check and screen foreign students pilots and then approve them for flight training. After 9/11, all foreign students applying for a license from an FAA pilot are required to obtain a training permit from the TSA. This is to prevent another catastrophe similar to 9/11. All of the hijackers on 9/11 received flight training in the US to some extent. You must visit https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/, to register and apply for training at a specific educational institution. IMPORTANT: When submitting an application, you must know exactly which flight school you will train at because you choose a service provider. If after the confirmation of TSA you decide to change the school – you will have to file a new application and pay a fee for the new ($130 for each application). If you apply for ATP-CTP and Type Rating, there will be two applications. After the TSA examines your application and they can confirm everything you will need to be fingerprinted. They can be handed in either with the police or with a special TSA agent. A list of which can be found on the website above. We provide our own agent for the cost of $90 and he does everything in one day.
If you have a foreign (non-FAA) license, and you are meet all part 61 requirements to get FAA ATP based on the foreign license, you need to prove that your license is valid, not expired, not revoked, etc. The official way how to do that - request a Letter of Verification from FAA authority. FAA will request this confirmation from your local CAA authority. The process itself can take up to 90 days and you need a Letter of Verification before your ATP checkride or ATP + type rating checkride.
You can find the best answer on government FAA-portal: https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/foreign_license_verification/ Pay special attention that this process can take up 90 days!