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September 25, 2016 - Safelog on Mac after Sierra OS update.  It seems unfortunately that despite our testing with a pre release version of the new MacOS sierra, our Safelog and Simplates products for Mac are not working on Sierra.  While of course it is a pity that Apple releases OS updates that break backwards app compatibility (despite our apps being developed with the latest Apple tools and in strict compliance with Apple guidelines), we will be doing everything we can to get updated versions out ASAP.  We do not yet have ETA for this, but our whole Apple team is working on this, Safelog first.  There is also a large chance that an Apple update to Sierra will fix this soon as a very large number of app developers are unhappy with Apple over this.   At any rate, we ask all affected Safelog Mac users to please use one of the alternative platforms such as Safelogweb.com or safelog for your pc, iphone/ipad, and/or android for the time being.  Mac users who have not yet upgraded to Sierra are recommende not to until Apple releases a few stability and compatibility upgrades for this problematic OS upgrade.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.




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Converting from FAA to JAA
Category: GroundSchool EASA ATPL / CPL / IR


Question / Issue:
How do I convert my FAA pilot certificate to a JAA one?

Solution:
Generally speaking, there's two things to be said about this:
  • Obtaining a JAA certificate in addition to your FAA one is a smart career move. It gives you a lot of flexibility, employers (including ones in North America) love it, the process will give you operational knowledge that you didn't otherwise, and in general it will give you a real edge over those who don't have it.
  • Converting to a JAA license is not particularly easy.
There's also one very big certainty:
  • Almost without exception, you will need to take and pass the 14 JAA ATPL theory exams if you want to conver to a JAA ATPL (Airplane).
This is where our software comes in - we help you pass those 14 tests.

However, your question probably deals more generally with the process of conversion. For this, we must refer you to one of the schools or training organizations that actually handles conversion. It would be improper of us to name one here, but there are several on the 'net. Basically, the process varies significantly based on the existing licenses and certificates you hold. Furthermore, the process tends to change from year to year (sometimes slightly, sometimes a bit more), and so we really do suggest that you get the best info right from the people who deal with the specifics every day.

(But don't forget to come back here for our JAA ATPL written test prep software to help give your study a real boost!)







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