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How to Convert FAA Pilot Certificate to a DGCA of Professional Pilot's License

Saturday , Posted by AME at 9:21 AM

Guidelines for Conversion 
US FAA Airmen Certificate to the Indian Professional Pilot License of DGCA

(A) Applicants must obtain from foreign for submission with application:-
1. Valid foreign Professional Pilot’s License + verification letter from issuing State
2. Valid foreign Class-I Medical Assessment from State of issue
3. Authenticated Log book of a period of at least preceding 5 years, which must
include information regarding dates, aircraft type(single/Multi) and registration,
crew status (PIC, Co-pilot etc.), total time, Sectors, Departure-arrival times, day &
Nights, X-country flights, X-country tests with no. of landings, Skill tests (Day /
night / IR with no. of landings) instrument time(actual, simulated in aircraft),
simulator flying (separately logged). All the entries must be verified by the
appropriate authority in the State of Issue of foreign license. Tests must be
signed by the examiners as well.
4. Valid Certificates of Skill tests for Single as well as Multi engine(if multi aircraft
rating is desired)(Note: The tests shall be on the type of aircraft which are
also available and registered in India and the test shall be on performa as
laid down in India duly authenticated by the Instructor/ designated
representative of State Regulatory Authority)
5. Statement of 20Hrs Cross-country flights / 50 Hrs if IR is also requested.
6. Cross-country check reports, total three(300NM with two full stop landings,
250NM with one full stop landing, 120NM by night while returning to point of
departure without landing)
7. 5Hrs Night Flying as PIC with certificate of 10numbers of take offs and 10
numbers of landings
8. For IR issue : Instrument time total =40 Hrs (actual on aircraft 20 or more+
simulated 20 or less) and at least 5Hr instrument time on actual aircraft in
preceding six months (for IR issue)
9. For Multi endorsement on CPL: Record of ground training and pass result of
technical exam,
Statement indicating at least 10 hrs of training on multi engine aircraft for which
endorsement is requested(including test/ check), and within 6 months General
flying test by day with three solo take off and landings each, General flying test
Night with three solo take off and landings each and for IR on multi IR test report
with two approaches on aircraft for which multi -endorsement on license is

For further details please go through the Aircraft Rules 1937 and CARs

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