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Conversion to unrestricted FAA PPL

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I do have an European PPL according to Part-FCL (almost 500 hours on SEP, TMG) There is many information about validating this license, but only few information about obtaining a unrestricted PPL. What is needed for this conversion? Preparations before travelling into the US, flight training, exams ... costs? Kind regards, Jan

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  1. Wes Beard on Aug 26, 2013

    To get an unrestricted US PPL license, you will need to complete the practical test. This includes making sure you have all the aeronautical experience (20 hours of dual instruction with an approved instructor) and pass the written test.

    The restricted PPL license only requires you to have your European license in your possession when flying with your U.S. license and comply with the restrictions of both your European and US licenses.

    I personally don’t see the advantage of going through the process of getting an unrestricted US PPL license.

    If you want to get a US commercial or ATP license, you will need to pass the U.S. practical test.

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