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flyfly85
07-13-2016, 10:18 AM
Been trying to find information regarding a license conversion. CAAP website is not to helpful.

I have the opportunity to gain Filipino citizenship through the wife.

Once I have citizenship, is the conversion easy? Posts from a couple years past have indicated thats it is hard to get if you are not a citizen.

Looking to convert CMEL CSEL IR (260 hours)

Any help or direction is appreciated.


NEDude
07-13-2016, 11:24 AM
Been trying to find information regarding a license conversion. CAAP website is not to helpful.

I have the opportunity to gain Filipino citizenship through the wife.

Once I have citizenship, is the conversion easy? Posts from a couple years past have indicated thats it is hard to get if you are not a citizen.

Looking to convert CMEL CSEL IR (260 hours)

Any help or direction is appreciated.

Disregard...

USNPilot
01-10-2018, 12:17 PM
Does anyone have an answer to the question? I, for one, need to know how to do this too. Please advise, thanks!


captjns
01-10-2018, 12:50 PM
Does anyone have an answer to the question? I, for one, need to know how to do this too. Please advise, thanks!

You may want to try the PPrune site.

I realize this may be a long shot, but perhaps you can contact the DGCA in the Philippines. They may have a website that may lead you in the right direction. Good luck.

TiredSoul
01-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Been trying to find information regarding a license conversion. CAAP website is not to helpful.

I have the opportunity to gain Filipino citizenship through the wife.

Once I have citizenship, is the conversion easy? Posts from a couple years past have indicated thats it is hard to get if you are not a citizen.

Looking to convert CMEL CSEL IR (260 hours)

Any help or direction is appreciated.

May I ask why?
What are the job opportunities in the Philippines ? Are you currently a US Citizen? Career wise you’re waaaay better off staying stateside till you can land a good paying job overseas.

Jaidee
04-16-2018, 07:48 AM
I can say (from experience) that the CAAP license validation and conversion process is both lengthy and tedious

A visit to the CAAP office located near NAIA in Manila is necessary to obtain the application form and checklist of requirements

Completing the checklist will require visits to multiple government agencies to obtain documents such as NBI clearance, Radiotelephone license, etc

Depending on your experience and license (ATP, Commercial) one or more academic tests will be required - Philippine Air Law at a minimum, possibly more

I have heard that 'onboarding' Cebu Pacific contract pilots (having an ATPL) take several weeks to complete this process

This mirrors my own experience as a permanent resident completing the checklist on my own time

If you are visiting the Manila area for an extended vacation with the wife, you may wish to pursue this

Otherwise, I suggest you focus your professional activities in the USA where the opportunities are much more plentiful right now

djlivex45
06-16-2018, 05:23 AM
I can say (from experience) that the CAAP license validation and conversion process is both lengthy and tedious

A visit to the CAAP office located near NAIA in Manila is necessary to obtain the application form and checklist of requirements

Completing the checklist will require visits to multiple government agencies to obtain documents such as NBI clearance, Radiotelephone license, etc

Depending on your experience and license (ATP, Commercial) one or more academic tests will be required - Philippine Air Law at a minimum, possibly more



I have heard that 'onboarding' Cebu Pacific contract pilots (having an ATPL) take several weeks to complete this process

This mirrors my own experience as a permanent resident completing the checklist on my own time

If you are visiting the Manila area for an extended vacation with the wife, you may wish to pursue this

Otherwise, I suggest you focus your professional activities in the USA where the opportunities are much more plentiful right now

I concur that its a lengthy process and if you don't know anyone at CAAP this process will take a long time. I was there I flew for several airlines there but I was dual citizenship plus every year you have to exit Philippines to a US territory or else you'll be overstaying which can amount to significant penalties. I have a friend who's got an endorsement from the President of Philippine Airlines I had to sway him because of the costs to even be considered for an interview. He has 325 TT and now working for aerial mapping here in the US flying at least 100 hrs a month and getting paid $34,000 a year its not much but when he gets ATP mins he can work for Regional airlines here. Which is a better deal than going home. Hope you think twice its an uphill battle in Manila. Good Luck!



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