Categories: FAA

FAA CPL/ATPL ICAO English Proficiency

Advertisement

If you have a FAA CPL/ATPL, you probably know that the FAA says that you are “english proficient”. Thats awesome. But the rest of the world is using ICAO english proficiency levels 1-6. So WTF is “english proficient”?

According to FAA

The FAA’s issuance of an “English Proficient” endorsement on a U.S. airman certificate attests that the airman meets the Level 4 operational standards found in ICAO Annex 1

Read the document.

So, American english is only a ICAO english proficiency level 4.

How do you upgrade your ICAO english level to ICAO English Proficiency level 6?

Advertisement

You need to download the CAAS FO95. Fill up the form and get an authorised AFE in your company to fill it up for you. You do not need to be “tested” in a formal setting. As long as the AFE that is flying with you, doing your base check with you or doing your FC32 sim and flights with you thinks that your english is proficient in accordance to ICAO level 6, he should be authorised to fill up the FO95 for you. Just take note, not ALL AFEs are authorised to upgrade your english level. Check with your company who the authorised AFEs are.

Once you submit the FO95 (usually together with your FC32 and FC08 (wtf are these?), you will be upgraded to ICAO level 6 and that should stick with you throughout your career.

 

Advertisement
Have a question? You can get my attention by reaching out at my Facebook page Buy me coffee! A lot of work has gone into writing these articles! If you found these articles useful, buy me a cup of coffee? Paylah Click on this link with your Paylah installed mobile phone Bitcoin 1BYGiAVqx6ty9Bc37f6Nw5e5Y2u7FyN2vu ETH or MCO 0x5E5d44D90D685f424116BE0883385EF58Bb3930C Thanks in advance! Follow us on Facebook to show your support!
Captain Ong

Share
Published by
Captain Ong
Tags: licence

Recent Posts

Do I need a degree to be a Pilot in Singapore

TLDR You don't need a degree to be an Airline Pilot in Singapore. Hack, you…

2 months ago

How do I maintain my FAA Instrument Rating currency in Singapore?

A rule change by FAA in July 2018 allowed all licence holders to maintain their…

1 year ago

RSAF Helicopter Pilots. Making the transition

As compared to their RSAF Transport and Fighter Pilot counterparts, it is more difficult for…

2 years ago

RSAF Fighter & Transport Pilots. Making the transition

As a follow up to our earlier article about the cost of making the transition…

2 years ago

How can an RSAF pilot get a job in an Airline in Singapore?

Many would think that making the transition from being an RSAF pilot to an Airline…

2 years ago

How to prepare for a A320 simulator check

This guide was written mainly for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Pilots who…

2 years ago