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Pilot Certification

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What is the class of the certificate of a pilot that holds a commercial license ASEL, AMEL?

Does anything change in the definition of the certificate class, if the pilot also has an instrument rating?

Does anything change in the definition of the certificate class, if the pilot also has a commercial helicopter license?

I went through FAR Part 1 Definitions and abbreviations, but I am still not sure.

Thanks

 

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  1. John Scarry on Apr 18, 2017

    You are on the right track in looking at the FARs for your answer, you just picked the wrong one. The requirements for various pilot certificates are listed in Part 61. The answer to most of your questions can be found in Subpart F—Commercial Pilots, https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=65261edeb865e8e4e6001e6495f63529&r=PART&n=14y2.0.1.1.2#sp14.2.61.f

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  2. Charles22 on Apr 18, 2017

    Thanks, John, for your reply and the convenient link to the FAR 61 rules.

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  3. Mark Kolber on Apr 18, 2017

    You may or may not find the answer you are looking for there. Not that it isn’t there. but I’m not sure whether what you mean by “certificate class” is a US concept. Your lead in question was,

    “What is the class of the certificate of a pilot that holds a commercial license ASEL, AMEL?”

    A US pilot doesn’t hold a “commercial license.” A US pilot holds a “commercial certificate” to which various aircraft and condition “ratings” are added.

    That’s a technicality that doesn’t usually mean much, but when you ask “what class certificate” a person with a “license” has, it suggests underlying assumptions that may not help your inquiry.

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  4. Charles22 on Apr 18, 2017

    Thanks for the clarification.

    If a pilot that holds a commercial certificate (airplane single engine, airplane multiengine, helicopter) is asked what is the class of his or her certificate, what the pilot needs to reply?

    Thanks

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    Russ Roslewski on Apr 18, 2017

    If someone asked me that question, I wouldn’t know how to reply, since that’s not a usage or term that I, as a U.S. pilot, am familiar with.

    I think that’s our confusion, we’re not really sure what you’re asking, and there seems to be some underlying terminology differences here.

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  6. Charles22 on Apr 18, 2017

    I have been asked the question and now I understand where the problem is. Many thanks, Russ!

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