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licence conversion and other information

Requirements for the conversion of a UK PPL (A) SLMG with TMG rating into a JAR-FCL PPL (A) with SEP rating

  • Complete a minimum of 75 hours as pilot of aircraft which meet the JAR-FCL definition of TMG and have a current certificate of test or experience for such aircraft.

  • Hold a JAR-FCL Class 2 medical certificate.

  • Pass a Proficiency Check which is to include the use of Radio Navigation Aids

Requirements for the conversion of a Non-UK PPL (A) to a JAR-FCL PPL (A)

  • Hold a licence issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 which is current and valid in all respects

  • Hold at least a JAR-FCL Class 2 medical certificate

  • Pass the JAR Air Law examination

  • Pass the JAR Human Performance and Limitations examination

  • Have completed a minimum of 100 hours flight time as pilot of aeroplanes

  • Pass the JAR PPL (A) Skill Test

If the ICAO licence has expired by less than 5 years the above requirements will still apply except all the JAR-FCL PPL theoretical examinations must be passed. If the licence has expired by more than 5 years an assessment will be necessary for which a fee will be charged

Requirements for the conversion of a UK BCPL (A) to a JAR-FCL CPL/IR (A)

Although the JAA do not recognise the BCPL, it has been agreed that a candidate who holds a UK BCPL (A) may upgrade to a JAR CPL/IR (A) without having the UK CPL/IR (A) issued by completing the following:

  • Meet all requirements for issue of a UK CPL/IR (A)

  • Meet all conversion requirements for a UK CPL/IR (A) to JAR CPL/IR (A)

Requirements for the conversion of a Non-UK ATPL (A) to a JAR-FCL ATPL (A)

An applicant holding a current and valid ATPL (A) issued in accordance with ICAO must meet all the JAR-FCL requirements for the issue of the JAR ATPL (A) including:

  • Pass the theoretical knowledge examinations

  • Pass the JAR-FCL Skill Test

However, the applicant is exempt any formal training (ground or flight), provided that he holds a current type rating for the type on which he will complete the Skill Test. If he does not, he must complete the appropriate TRTO course to obtain that type rating

Requirements for the conversion of a UK PPL (A) SLMG to a JAR-FCL PPL (A) TMG

1. Adding a TMG Class Rating to a UK PPL (A) SLMG

The ANO 2000 allows for the continuing issue of the UK PPL (A) SLMG and the UK PPL (A) Microlight. However, these are stand alone licences and other ratings cannot be added to them. Therefore, the holder of a PPL (A) SLMG who desires a TMG class rating, must obtain a JAR-FCL PPL (A). Conversion of the PPL (A) SLMG to the JAR-FCL PPL (A) with TMG class rating is possible subject to meeting the following criteria:

  • Complete a minimum of 75 hours as pilot of aircraft which meet the JAR-FCL definition of TMG and have a current certificate of test or experience for such aircraft.

  • Hold a JAR-FCL Class 2 medical certificate

  • Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the that a knowledge of the relevant parts of JAA requirements has been acquired

2. Adding a TMG Class Rating to other licences

Although the holder of a UK PPL (A) SLMG may not add further ratings to his licence, the holder of other JAR-FCL or UK aeroplane licences may add a TMG class rating licence skill test (LST) with a JAR-FCL TMG examiner. Where an applicant who is current on SLMGs under national (CAP 53) arrangements, shows evidence of 75 hours as pilot of aeroplanes**, he would be eligible to apply for the TMG class rating without having passed the TMG LST. However, normal licensing charges in respect of adding a new rating would apply. Without a TMG class rating, the holder of a SEP rating may not count hours flown under national SLMG privileges (even in an aircraft which meets the JAR definition of the TMG) toward the revalidation of the SEP rating

**Including motor gliders which meet the JAR-FCL definition of TMG, ie non-retractable engine and propeller

Requirements for the conversion of a UK PPL (A) SLMG to a JAR-FCL PPL (A) with SEP class rating

There is no direct conversion of a UK motor glider licence to the JAR-FCL PPL (A) SEP. A holder of a UK PPL (A) SLMG would have 2 possible routes to a JAR PPL with SEP class rating

Route 1

Complete the full PPL (A) course at a JAR-FCL registered facility or flight training organisation. A maximum of 10 hours credit from the 45 hours course would be possible in accordance with JAR-FCL 1.120, in respect of flight as pilot of a self-launching gliders. The amount of credit would not be increased if the applicant had flown self-launching gliders which met the JAR-FCL definition of TMG

Route 2

Obtain a JAR-FCL PPL (A) with TMG class rating

Addition of the IMC Rating to a JAR ATPL (A) / CPL (A)

JAR-FCL professional licences do not have in-built national IMC rating privileges, but the CAA will grant an IMC rating to any holder of a valid JAR-FCL single pilot IR. Provided the IMC rating is added at the same time as the IR, it will be issued under national ratings with no additional charge to pay. In all other circumstances, the addition of the IMC rating will incur the normal fee. The IMC rating will be valid for 25 months from the date of the IR Skill Test and will not need to be re-validated if the single pilot IR remains valid. If the single pilot IR lapses, an IMC rating re-validation flight test will be required to maintain IMC rating privileges

The holder of JAR-FCL professional licence who does not have a valid single pilot IR is exempt training for the IMC rating, but must pass an IMC rating Skill Test for the issue of the rating. Re-validation of the rating is by IMC re-validation flight test

Note: A multi-pilot IR test will not qualify an applicant for the initial issue or re-validation of an IMC rating

Requirements for a PPL (A) which includes microlight privileges who wishes to give up aeroplane flying to fly microlights only

A UK or JAR PPL (A) with both national microlight privileges and other rating(s) may choose to maintain only the microlight rating, provided that the licence includes a valid JAR Class 2 medical certificate. A Declaration of Health would not be sufficient to keep the licence

If an applicant wishes to fly microlights which only requires a Declaration of Health he/she should apply to the CAA for issue of a separate national UK microlight licence (a licensing charge will apply)

Notes:
1. It is not possible to surrender aircraft ratings currently held in order to leave the microlight rating as the sole rating on the licence
2. There are no grandfather rights

Requirement to hold a current Certificate of Test (C of T) to renew a licence

A licence does not have to contain a valid C of T at the time of renewal but must contain a rating for which a C of T or Certificate of Experience (C of E) has been held within the 5 years preceding the licence expiry date

 

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