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Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: Ernie B] #285401
06/18/08 01:21 PM
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Different training and different tests. One is a certificate, commercial, and one is a rating, instrument. You are licensed to get paid i.e fly for hire, with a commercial license/certificate. Rated to fly in instrument conditions with instrument rating. Boy, I hope I'm right on that, or you know who is going to let me know.

Also for cracked up, isn't it true now that Belize no longer accepts US pilots licenses reciprocally, that you must pass the Belize tests to be hired in Belize?

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Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: bywarren] #285406
06/18/08 01:51 PM
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bywarren, you are correct as usual. Thats what I was trying to say but not as clearly as you.


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Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: Ernie B] #285452
06/18/08 07:08 PM
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Belize issues a Validation based on any ICAO recognized certificate/license after the Belize Airlaw test and a check ride by a designated examiner is passed.

With only 1 nav aid and only 2 VOR approaches, It is very difficult in Belize to maintain IFR currency. 6 month flight checks are given. Though not required, demonstration of basic IFR skills are part of the Tropic Air checkride.

Sure has a lot to do with offshore savings plans.

Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: cracked up] #285453
06/18/08 07:15 PM
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Cracked up, I agree with your summation. Rated but not current. No way to be current when not flying in IFR conditions.


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Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: cracked up] #285454
06/18/08 07:23 PM
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As far as Tropic (and other operators in Belize) pilots having instrument ratings, it has been a requirement for at least the past 20 yrs.
A commercial certificate WITHOUT an IFR rating is limited and says it right on the certificate.
Without an IFR rating, #1 pilot would be limited to a 50 mile radius and can land only at the point of departure when carrying passengers. #2 Wouldn't be insurable, even in a 172.

Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: cracked up] #285456
06/18/08 07:28 PM
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Crackedup, are you a Tropic pilot. Just curious.


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Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: Ernie B] #285491
06/19/08 05:12 AM
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Now immising, one of the advantages of this board is anonymity. If people could figure out who you really are, it would make for less comment. Some like both Pedro's, Amanda, Jesse, Simon and others are just better at picking names that makes it, if not impossible at least extremly difficult, to figure out who you really are. If that were easy, I would have to watch much more closely what I say. wink

And well noted cracked up. No further comment by Wealthy Buyer. Maybe he took offense to the second response to his question which started the topic going in a different direction.

Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: bywarren] #285596
06/19/08 03:34 PM
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I wonder if there is any money to be made in hole digging down here. If someone had the aptitude and had demonstrated an ability (even if it was just on a recreational level) it could be a business that could profit perhaps...

Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: TacoBoy] #285609
06/19/08 04:41 PM
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I'm working on my IFR right now, but i'm flying twins so thats a little bit more hmm......complex, hope to one day fly for Tropic/ as well become a citizen of Belize!! ohh and have an offshore bank account.. Are all the foreign pilots gone????

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Re: Offshore Savings Plan [Re: Belize-N-Us] #285826
06/21/08 10:36 AM
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Yo bnu, fyi bywarren's experience in local aviation is exceeded only by his knowledge of same. a partial list of his MANY accomplishments here include piloting the first Beach Barron, Cessna 441, and Mitsubishi MU2 to San Pedro. this at a time when the "airport" was little more than a 2000' sand strip. he also counseled many future San Pedrano pilots and provided medivacs at his own expense. i submit to you sir that bywarren has forgotten more about local aviation than you will ever know, and respectfully suggest that you pick a fight with someone less gracious and knowledgeable.

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