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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: NZ to UK conversions Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
I am going to be conducting my CPL in New Zealand and then hopefully getting some flying hours in (maybe 250-300) before returning to the UK. My question is to do with converting this licence.
What is the process for conversion? I understand that I will have to sit the JAA exams but what are the flying requirements? I would be looking to do a FI rating back here so can I just do a short conversion before taking this on?
Thanks in advance, its sometimes very difficult to get specific answers to this type of question!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure on the specifics, but you might be able to find what you're looking for in LASORS.

http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=33&pagetype=90&appid=11&mode=detail&id=1591

Are you UK orignally? I can't understand why anyone would want to leave NZ unless they had to!?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Fendersim. I am indeed from the UK so for family reasons am looking to take my career on nearer home.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks Fendersim. I am indeed from the UK so for family reasons am looking to take my career on nearer home.


Ahh I see! I looked at NZ to train at as I spent 5 weeks there in 2007 and fell in love with the place! Where are you going to be training?
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North Shore I think. Still a lot of details to iron out but I would love to do a mountain course at Wanaka, it looks absolutely stunning. Where are you based?
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North Shore I think. Still a lot of details to iron out but I would love to do a mountain course at Wanaka, it looks absolutely stunning. Where are you based?


In Nottingham at the moment, but heading off to Bristow academy in Florida in Jan.

Wanaka really is fantastic, and I've head good things about the school there. Have you been to NZ before?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't, no. But my girlfriend has family there.
Its so hard to get all the information straight in my head at this stage. I replied to your Bristow thread (sorry didn't put two and two together til now!) and am not wanting to limit myself in my thinking at the moment. NZ is by far the most attractive option but I am worried about the job prospects for a starting pilot. Bristow seems good and all the info points to it being a great school but I would worry about only having 156 hours after their course. Are you planning to return to the UK or are you looking to move to the US full time?
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I haven't, no. But my girlfriend has family there.
Its so hard to get all the information straight in my head at this stage. I replied to your Bristow thread (sorry didn't put two and two together til now!) and am not wanting to limit myself in my thinking at the moment. NZ is by far the most attractive option but I am worried about the job prospects for a starting pilot. Bristow seems good and all the info points to it being a great school but I would worry about only having 156 hours after their course. Are you planning to return to the UK or are you looking to move to the US full time?


Okay, I'm glad you brought this up because I didn't want to say anything in case you had everthing sorted.
I really wanted to learn in NZ because I absolutely love the place, but after looking into it I discovered that there is a lot of competition over there for jobs and that the licence is very limited, i.e. can only be used in NZ! I'm not trying to put you off at all by the way! But just playing Devil's advocate! I think if you can make it work then NZ is one of the best places to train due to the variable weather/landscape, and they teach long-lining do they not?

You might want to read this thread on 'another' forum, but take the replies with a pinch of salt as there's a lot of bitter people on that forum!

http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/72154-new-zealand-training-schools-job-prospects.html

As for my plans, well hopefully fly as an instructor in the US, then maybe onto Canada for a bit before coming back to the UK and doing my IR. I'm preparing to go anywhere/do anything.

Hope this makes sense!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already read that thread and yes, you're right, there are a lot of bitter folk on there!
The fact that there is now funding for local pilots makes NZ a tough nut to crack but I may have a good contact to get my hours up. I would be afraid of the inevitable conversion costs upon my return as my mum is getting older and I know that I don't want to be away for more than say five years before heading back to the UK. Good son and all that.
The visa section on the Bristow website said it was very difficult to extend beyond two years as the heli industry out there is not on the list of required skills, how are you planning on getting around that?
Its all such a headache considering all the options and it is soooo much money I don't want to mess up. It must be nice to have committed to a course and know that you are heading in a specific direction.
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Rudiger wrote:
I've already read that thread and yes, you're right, there are a lot of bitter folk on there!
The fact that there is now funding for local pilots makes NZ a tough nut to crack but I may have a good contact to get my hours up. I would be afraid of the inevitable conversion costs upon my return as my mum is getting older and I know that I don't want to be away for more than say five years before heading back to the UK. Good son and all that.
The visa section on the Bristow website said it was very difficult to extend beyond two years as the heli industry out there is not on the list of required skills, how are you planning on getting around that?
Its all such a headache considering all the options and it is soooo much money I don't want to mess up. It must be nice to have committed to a course and know that you are heading in a specific direction.


The visa issue is the major drawback, but even if it takes me longer, I should still have ~10 months left on the visa. Whether a school will take me on with this little time left on the visa is another question!
I believe Canada are now taking FAA licences with the conversion being a mere paper-exercise. But I need to see if that includes CFi ratings. Glad to hear you've got contacts in NZ, unfortunately that's what it's all about!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, it sucks that it should come down to knowing folk.
Good luck with the career Fendersim and have a great time in Florida.
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