Hi Markmark wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:26 pm Hi Fenian,
Lot's of questions there! As you say, the first step is to go and get a Class 1 medical. Have you decided whether you're going to go the integrated route or modular route? Lot's or pro's and con's to each but the best option can only be chosen by the individual themselves.
If it's integrated, your only options in Ireland are National Flight Centre (NFC) in Weston or Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) in Cork.
If you want to go integrated, you can do your PPL at any club or school in the country that offer an EASA PPL. You'll then need to do the ATPL written exams as distance learning while you're hour building. After that, you'll have to go to either of the two schools above to do the CPL, ME and IR.
You'll then need an MCC course which can be done at Simtech or AFTA.
Some useful links:
If you let me know if you're interested in modular or integrated I'll flesh out the answer a bit more.
Hope this helps,
Hi again Mark,mark wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm If your PPL issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, then there should be no need to convert it. Double check with the school but I think any ICAO PPL is enough to start the CPL course. Failing that, some credit should be available towards an integrated course based on your prior experience. You'll need to make contact with the Head Of Training at one of the schools to establish how much credit can be obtained.
If you're plan is to stay in Ireland you only have two options for commercial training - National Flight Centre in Weston and Atlantic Flight Training Academy in Cork. Both offer integrated courses.
Let us know what you decide in the end and how much credit you get.
Yes that's right, USA is an ICAO member but not all FAA PPL's issued in the last few years have been ICAO compliant. It should state somewhere on the licence "Issued in Accordance with ICAO Annex I".
At the moment Aer Lingus are only recruiting Direct Entry experienced pilots (see https://flyinginireland.com/2018/12/aer ... ent-drive/ ). Their cadetship programme is usually advertised annually but this will cover your entire training and will probably involve 18 months in Spain.Fenian wrote: ↑Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:06 am So the options maybe are to remain in the US for now at least, where I work/live, and continue on with the Instrument Rating, and even Commercial,...and then apply for positions say with Aerlingus........I dont know at what point I have to get something done in Ireland only, like the ATPL, I know I can do the ATPL in the USA, but at that point the 1500 hour rule makes it a non-runner for someone like me who isnt working for regional airlines running dual pistons and building hours. Whereas in Europe/Ireland maybe then go to Ireland, do the ATPL frozen and then apply to the likes of Aerlingus? I dont know at what point an airline like that can offer to hire you without shipping you off to Spain for 18 months or whatever....
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