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Re flying hours for cpl from different countries.

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We are from India and we went to a flight school in New Zealand and have done around 120 hours which includes a ppl with dual and solo with completly certified logbook and certificates from flight school.

After that we took a break and came back to our home country to give conversion exams. 

While we were giving the dgca exams the flight school got closed down, the ceo took our money and submitted bad reviews to nz embassy as a result we are unable to get our visa's for nz in a different school.

So we enquired with dgca regarding counting of our new zealand flight hours for indian cpl but they are saying that  as per icao we would count only 40 hours.....

we want to know that what can be done in the above case without much loosing our money as we have already lost much of it.

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Feb 21, 2013

    You were not clear about where you intended to pursue your future training. If you train in the United States, 14 CFR 61.41 allows time logged by a foreign instructor to be counted towards a US pilot certificate if the foreign country is a member of ICAO. I’m sure both India and New Zealand are members of ICAO.

    In order to use the time, it would need to logged and you would need to present that record.

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  2. chintan on Feb 22, 2013

    thanks, i would like to know is there any rule in ICAO where this is possible, if USA accepts then indian dgca should also accept.

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Feb 22, 2013

    Each country may develop its own regulations. The United States chooses to recognize training from foreign instructors. That does not mean that India must develop regulations matching those of the United States.

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  4. Ephraim Alberto on Mar 10, 2013

    I have my Privet, instrument, multi privet/instrument and now i am doing my commercial.
    what i am doing at the moment is building my hours to i can do my FAA check ride.
    Now, can i build hours on a visitor visa and do my check ride after that and then go back home EUROPE?

    I have 90 days i can stay in the USA on a tourist visa.

    I just need to build 16 hour as solo cross country to qualify for my FAA chackride.


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