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Tips and schools for my (FAA) ATPL as an EASA PPL holder

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 09:41

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I was wondering what the possibilities are and recommendations for my situation as an EASA PPL holder to get my FAA ATPL.


I am a fresh EASA PPL(H) holder with 50 hours. I got my training in the Cabri G2 and I am about to start with my hour building and the ATPL theory. Besides my passion for helicopter flying, I am currently in university studying Aviation Operations in Amsterdam. In September I start my last year in university and from June/Juli 2019 I am willing to move1f642.png.

My thoughts are to do some hour building in The Netherlands and from Juni/Juli move to the US to finish my hour building and get my ATPL. The thing is that I already want most of the theoretical work done before that time. Would like to hear your thoughts.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:39

You will need a commercial certificate and instrument rating first.

find a flight school that provides a visa for you to study (unless you are a citizen or permanent resident).

 As far as time building goes...

- 1200 hours

- 500 cross country

- 100 night

- 75 instrument (50 in flight)

Hope this helps.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:54

Well, unless you want to become a flight instructor, the only way I know of to build hours here in the States would be with Boatpix in an R22.
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