Tag: paperwork

  • Radio Operator Certificate – Europe

    Some schools in Czech Republic require their students to have a Radio Operator Certificate for operating a radio. As I understand, some EASA members do not have this requirement for domestic flights (but I don’t know for sure). For me it looks strange for a pilot license holder, since even the EASA PPL has a […]

  • FAA Commercial Requirements…

    … or how to waste some money. Firstly I’d like to tell about the FAA check-ride situation in Florida: there are a lot of flight schools, there are a lot of students, and there are only 5 DPEs. In practice it means that usually one have to wait for a checkride more than a month. […]

  • Logging the Flight Time

    Logging the flight time can be tricky when you need to meet the requirements for different authorities, for example, FAA and EASA. They have a lot of common points, but they have some essential differences as well, so it’s better to know them to save some money. First of all, I’d like to explain some […]

  • Aviation Medical in Florida

    One needs a US medical examination to fly legally, so it was my first priority for me after I arrived. Yesterday I was not able to visit the doctor, therefore I could not fly as well. So I was sleeping for almost the entire day. Probably that’s just jet lag? This morning I came to […]

  • Flight training in the US

    As I probably mentioned, I want to continue my flight training in the US for various reasons: native English ATC, easy CPL written test compared to the EASA one, and, of course, cheap flight hours compared to Europe… The main reason is that I don’t want to stay on the ground while I’m studying my […]

  • First Class Medical

    Today I got my first class medical certificate. For pilots there are two classes in Europe: the first one is the highest, and without it one cannot work as pilot. Before that I had the second one because it is cheaper and totally enough for a private pilot certificate (which one I have now). Initial […]

  • Visit to the CAA

    Today I picked up my freshly-issued license. Everything was OK, except for one small mistake in my home address, and it took some more time because of that. The interior of the building seemed very similar to the Russian Traffic Inspection office (or any other legal department), but there were no queues at the CAA […]

  • EASA PPL Written Exam

    Today I passed the rest of my written exam subjects. There is a nice point: retaking is totally free. I supposed that I have to pay for all attempts, but I was wrong, in Czech you pay only once. This time the exam was easy for me. I was better prepared, I knew what to […]

  • Aviation Medical and ICAO English

    A summary of my day: I got my medical certificate, and passed ICAO English. I am happy! =) So, here are some explanations. Everybody has to be healthy to fly. It means that every pilot should pass a medical. There are three types of certificates. From the most strict to the less one: the first […]