How to convert the FAA CPL to EASA
In order to convert an FAA Commercial Pilot License to EASA, students have to pass the EASA ATPL written exam in Europe and take the practical training including the exams for the Instrument Rating and CPL+MEP.
ATPL is the highest level of aircraft pilot certification. The ATPL theoretical course is meant for future airline pilots.
ATPL certified pilots are authorized to act as Pilot-in-Command of an aircraft in any Airline.
|Type of Training||Duration||Ground||Flight||Final exam||Location|
|1. ATPL written exam preparation
|27-33 weeks of study time||20-30% in classes||14 ATPL(A) written tests + progess tests during study time||Brno, Czech Republic|
|2. Instrument Rating, practical||4 weeks||50hrs||Practical exam (only after 14 ATPL exams passed)||Brno,
|3. CPL+MEP, practical||2 weeks||
11hrs MEP+15hrs CPL
|Practical exam (only after 14 ATPL exams passed)||Brno, Czech Republic|
ATPL(A) Ground training
The applicant has to go through ground training covering:
Air law and ATC procedures
Airframes & systems, electrics, powerplant, emergency equipment
Mass and balance
Flight planning & monitoring
Human performance & limitations
Principles of flight
Examination - Theoretical
For ATPL(A) - The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge in form of 14 written tests. Students must pass all required written exams of the frozen ATPL(A) before taking any practical exams for the IR and CPL+MEP. The written exams of the frozen ATPL(A) include the written exams for the IR and CPL+MEP.
For ATPL(A) - An applicant must demonstrate level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of an ATPL(A) in accordance with EASA requirements in Part-FCL.
Examination – Practical
The practical skill exams in the airplane with the examiner can be taken after successful completion of the written tests [EASA ATPL(A) written exam].
The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
Operate the airplane within its limitations
Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by EASA
Exercise good judgment and airmanship
Apply aeronautical knowledge
- Maintain control of the airplane at all times.
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