I was taking a break from studying my PPL ground school material and decided to look into ExpressJet. I read through the requirements and one of them said “FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit.” What is that exactly? I’ve seen them on certain job posting as a requirement, but never heard of it outside of that. Is that something you get while doing your ATP or type rating?
I have also seen this and tried to find how to apply for one online but the website seems to be stuck in about 2000 and was very difficult to navigate. I look forward to hearing more about this as well.
The FCC Restricted Radio Operator Permit is a piece of paper from the FCC that allows you to talk on the radio in foreign countries. You can get it at anytime, you just go to the FCC website, fill out the form, pay the small fee and it shows up a few weeks later. You don’t have to take a test and never have to renew it. It is an example of wasteful government bureaucracy at its finest.
Sounds good! Thank you for the input, gentlemen! Just a side note, I’m studying for the stage test we have coming up on Friday and I’m stressing out. I have no idea how you guys are “self-taught”… I excel in the classroom setting so it’s going smooth right now (assuming you put in the time to study).
I’ll give it to you haha Those two are very different. Will do! I’m prettier hard on myself because my dad was an airline pilot. Flew 747 and DC-10 back in the day so I definitely don’t make any excuses. As always, thank you!