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CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Captain.huzaifa » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:16 pm

Good day guys
Does anyone know if one gets a CPL ME VFR or CPL SE VFR then what is the requirement to convert to CPL ME IFR later on for both options with SE VFR or ME VFR

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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by nrm » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:04 am

CPL is a licence which by definition is VFR.

Instrument is a rating which is added to a licence.

So you have to do the full Instrument training course and test to get it added to the licence. It is not a conversion, but an addition to the licence.
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Captain.huzaifa » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:00 am

Hello
Thanks for the feedback
Any idea how much does the instrument rating costs if one has a CPL ME VFR and then to do the CPL ME IFR?
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by hlouw » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:31 pm

Pass the IR exam, so it is cost of materials and exam cost.

Then flying hours to practice and the IR check ride, can be SE.
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Captain.huzaifa » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:57 pm

Thanks alot
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by rene210 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:25 pm

Im in the same boat as you. ME CPL VFR. Wrote all subjects IF back when you could still choose IF or VF per subject. Unfortunately i let it lapse. Now i have to rewrite law and the instrument exam and i have to say its really not a easy paper in any way. So if you have written it or have any advice please share it with me. Im desperate for a IF rating.
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Captain.huzaifa » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi There
Unfortunately,I have not passed it yet but what I can advise is the following

Read and understand:
Icao 8168 Vol 1 Procedures
Jeppesen books ATPL
Cats and Cars
Understanding the Jeppesen
All CPL books that you have used to pass CPL subjects
There are some material on the CAA website for IR so go through that
You can use questionbank,pilotexams or exam 11 as well but not sure how accurate they are..

Goodluck
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Skyhawk7500 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:07 am

Hi guys,
Im ALSO dealing with the same situation.
Ive got ME VFR CPL.
I wrote/passed all my CPL and Instrument theory exams IR back on the old sillabus.
I passed my VFR CPL flight test and got the blue book.
Was at CAA 2weeks ago to find out if I have to re-write the IR exam. (36month thing)
Their answer to me was the following: If you passed the IR exam and CPL was issued in time.
NO need to re-write IR theory, it is valid indefinitely.
"This from the horses mouth".
I hope this is the case, Im not that sure. So who knows??
Could someone shed some light?!
Ill be at CAA again months end to verify agaaain!!
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Koosvr » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:45 pm

Apart from 8168 also look at Airbus Safety - Stabilised Approach, DGAC - Stabilised Approach, FAA AC 61-134 - CFIT, FAA H 8083-15A (Instrument Flying Handbook), FAA H 8083-15B (Instrument Flying Handbook), FAA H 8083-25A , SACAA - CFIT, Wake Turbulence (NZ) and FAA H 808325B (Pilot's Handbook). 60% questions are from Exams 11 (Theoretical) and 40% from the above (practical). Most, if not all of these questions can be found under Instrument Rating on Pilotexams.
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Re: CPL ME VFR

Unread post by Heli_Driver » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:28 pm

If you passed on the old syllabus having written the IF option exams but initially testing for a VFR comm you are fine.

I wrote on the old syllabus 2015/2016 and did my initial ME CPL test in December 2016, then later, in February 2017, I did the ME IF test. Just renewed my IF again now

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