Getting an ATPL / IR

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Skeeter
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Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby Skeeter » Sun Jan 8 2017, 19:05

Hi all,

any advise on the best / cost effective way to upgrade a CPL to an ATPL / IR these days?
I hold an basically bare CASA CPL and EASA ATPL / IR with S76 & AW139 TR.
A one stop shop would be preferred. I am still flying overseas and have to do it in my off time.

My first thought was a SIM.
Toll and Lifeflight do have 139 simulators, but from my experience those aren't always the cheapest solution. Especially the Level D.
I am still waiting for an answer though.

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Re: Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby havick » Mon Jan 9 2017, 02:24

My suggestion would be Kestrel aviation for the ATPL flight test in a long ranger. Rotorlift for the instrument rating test in a BK117 or AS355 if they still have it.
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Re: Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby muppet » Mon Jan 9 2017, 03:17

Havick, genuine question here. Can you actually do an ATPL in a single? Thought it would surely need to be in a twin?
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Re: Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby havick » Mon Jan 9 2017, 04:07

Yep you can, its already been done a few times at Kestrel. I was at Kestrel in the aircraft for the first two ATPL flights tests since part 61 in a 412, but since then they have done more tests in the long ranger. The
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Re: Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby Oogle » Mon Jan 9 2017, 10:02

If done in a single then it will be a VFR ATPL.

The ATPL flight test can have an IPC incorporated and if successful, you will be granted the ATPL with IPC.

Before you start your ATPL, you must have completed an MCC course!
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Re: Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby Evil Twin » Mon Jan 9 2017, 10:55

Oogle wrote:If done in a single then it will be a VFR ATPL.


Is that unless it's done in an IFR single?
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Re: Getting an ATPL / IR

Postby kiwiflyer » Tue Jan 10 2017, 01:57

If a Vfr ATPL is done in a single, does it automatically change to a full IFR ATPL if the IPC is done in a multi?
Or is it another ATPL flight test in a multi IFR

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