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Old 08-22-2009, 02:04 PM
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I currently hold a United States Passport, a Canadian Passport, and a European Passport and I'm entitled to live and work in all three areas. I am currently deciding on an academy to join to begin my training. I want to keep all of my options open in all three areas when it comes time to getting hired commercially so what would be the best option?

1. Train under FAA and then do a JAA conversion.

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2. Train in the USA under JAA and then do an FAA conversion.

I'm ready to start my training now but I'm having a hard time finding out what route would be best for me to take.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:07 PM
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JAA then FAA. It's very easy to convert from JAA to FAA but not the other way around. You will have a hard time and spend a lot of $$$.
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:39 PM
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There are pro's and con's to doing it either way but if I had to do it all over again, I'd get the JAA knocked out first and then the FAA

One thing to keep in mind; The JAA is no longer, I think and EASA is now going to be actioning any changes in Flight Crew Licensing. Years ago I thought I'd be able to do a conversion course from FAA to the UK CAA ATPL, which used to exist. Then the JAA came into being and there was no longer any short cut to getting a Euro ATPL.

Do the EU license now and everything else will be easy in comparison.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:45 PM
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Definitely do the JAA/EASA ratings in the US. s soon as you are done, you can knock out the AA conversions without missing a beat.
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I was set on going to Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, FL... Does anyone have any suggestions on an Academy that does a JAA Airline Pilot program from zero hours?
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:44 PM
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Go ahead with the JAA ratings first and then convert them to FAA standards. That would be the best option.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by nater1978 View Post
I was set on going to Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, FL... Does anyone have any suggestions on an Academy that does a JAA Airline Pilot program from zero hours?
Found one online, I don't know anything about them except that they are located in ISM. private pilot, learn to fly with Orlando Flight Training
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