RTE Renewals

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RTE Renewals

Unread post by MORT6906 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:46 am

Anyone aware of the fact that there will soon be almost no Certified RTE's (Radio Telephony Examiners) due to a negotiation dispute between the SACAA and ICASA? Only a handful of RTE's will still be certified until 31 December 2019 and would not be able to fulfill the demand of students needing to be signed out by these individuals to obtain their Restricted and General Radio Licenses and subsequently, apply for their PPL and CPL licenses. ATO's would be forced to source these few individuals at tremendous cost to them and their students in order to fulfill this requirement. A number of fellow-RTE's certification lapses on the 31st of December 2018 and we will not be able to assist the local aviation ATO communities with this process. I have attempted, on a number of occasions, to get any kind of positive feedback or answers from the SACAA with absolutely no luck. We are just told to send in our renewal documents, pay the relevant application fee, and it will be put in a "holding file" until they have resolved the issue between SACAA and ICASA. PLEASE could someone shed some light at the end of this tunnel?

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