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US PPL Holder, endorsements in non-N registered planes

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On the back of my US PPL I am appllying for an Austrlian Special Pilots License which allows me to fly in Australia without having to convert to a full Australian pilot license for recreation purposes.

My question is can I train in Australia on V registered planes and have those endoresmants count towards my US PPL?

For example if I  do an aerobatic, complex variable pitch or a type endoresment in Australia will it carry to my US PPL?


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  1. Wes Beard on Jun 19, 2012

    The training does not have to be completed by a US certificated flight instructor but the endorsements must be endorsed by a US CFI.  See 61.41
    The rules get a little more sticky.  For example, you can fly a “V” registered airplane in US airspace and that airplance can be a complex or high performance airplane.  In this case, you aren’t using your US pilots license but your Australian one and as such, your Australian license must have those endorsements, if required under their regulations.
    If you are in Australia, you can fly a “V” or “N” registered airplane under your Australian license.  However, I don’t know Australian regulations and may want to check on this.
    However, if you are in the US and are flying a “N” registered aiplane, you must have those endorsements to act as pilot in command of a complex and/or high performance aircraft.  See  61.3(a)(1) and 61.3(b)(2)

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