• Part FCL ATPL (A) or (H)

    You need to be in current flying practice on your ICAO ATPL, medical and multi pilot rating and meet the experience requirements under Article 8.4 and Annex I, Part F, Article FCL 510A (b) and H (b).

    There are no credits available if the rating you are using to convert on your 3rd country ICAO licence has expired, even just for a day. If the rating has expired, you should renew it.

    You will need to complete all of the theoretical examinations, but are exempt the ground training course as an ICAO ATPL holder in current flying practice.

  • Theoretical

    Full credit towards the requirement to complete a training course prior to undertaking the theoretical knowledge examinations may be available if you hold: 

    • a current and valid ATPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence.

    • a valid multi pilot type rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the ATPL skill test (an EASA approved multi-pilot type).

    Flying

    Full credit towards the flying training may be available if you hold:  

    • a current and valid ATPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid type rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the ATPL skill test (an EASA approved multi-pilot type)

      You must meet the experience requirements for the ATPL.

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms (such as ID and logbooks):

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must provide copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to provide us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence, validating medical certificate and certificate of revalidation;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner

    please refer to our guidance on how to verify your licence.

    Original logbooks or electronic logbooks

    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    Theoretical

    Full credit towards the requirement to undergo a training course  prior to undertaking the theoretical knowledge examinations may be available if you hold: 

    • a current and valid ATPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence.

    • a valid type rating on your third country licence for the same type of helicopter that will be used for the ATPL skill test (an EASA approved multi-pilot type).

     

    Flying

    Full credit towards the flying training may be available if you hold:  

    • a current and valid ATPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid type rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the ATPL skill test (an EASA approved helicopter type list)

      You must meet the experience requirements for the ATPL.

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms ( such as ID and logbooks):

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must provide copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to provide us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence, validating medical certificate and certificate of revalidation;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner

    please refer to our guidance on how to verify your licence.

    Original logbooks or electronic logbooks

    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.
  • Part FCL CPL (A) or (H)

    You need to be in current flying practice on your ICAO ATPL or CPL, medical and rating and meet the experience requirements under Article 8.2 and 8.3.

    You will need to complete all the theoretical examinations but can qualify for a reduced course under the terms of Article 8 of the Aircrew Regulation.

  • Theoretical

    Partial credit towards the theoretical training may be available if you hold:

    • a current and valid CPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).
    • a validating medical for your third country licence
    • a valid  type or class rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the CPL skill test (an EASA type and class rating list )

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL shown at the top of this page.

    • Complete Part-FCL CPL (A) or ATPL (A) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an ATO and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at CPL level.

    • Applicants who wish to attempt the ATPL(A) examinations must complete an approved ATPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(B) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(A) examinations.

    Flying

    Partial credit towards the flying training may be available if you hold:

    • a current and valid CPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid  type or class rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the CPL skill test (an EASA type and class rating list )

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL.

    The UK CAA is applying the following policy which may be used by an ATO conducting conversion training on ICAO licence holders for a Part-FCL CPL (A) to be issued by the UK CAA without seeking prior approval from the Authority for each individual applicant.

    These arrangements provide a route to a current and valid ICAO CPL (A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1.

    The Aircrew Regulation requires that the holder of an ICAO licence must attend an Approved Training Organisation and complete an approved CPL (A) modular course. If, following assessment, the ATO wishes to reduce the course further than the minimum criteria set out below, they must recommend a reduced course to their Licensing Standard Inspector (for UK CAA approved ATOs) or to the UK CAA for non-UK approved ATOs.  The course cannot be reduced to zero hours.

    After completion of CPL (A) or ATPL(A) exams you will need to complete the minimum flying requirements shown below at an Approved Training Organisation approved to conduct CPL modular course.

    Minimum instruction depending upon total hours as pilot of aeroplanes:

    • Level 1: Experience > 1000 hrs: Min 7 hrs (18 hrs credit)
    • Level 2: Experience 500 - 999 hrs: Min 10 hrs (15 hrs credit)
    • Level 3: Experience 250 - 499 hrs: Min 15 hrs (10 hrs credit)
    • Level 4: Experience 185 - 249 hrs: Min 20 hrs (5 hrs credit)
    • Level 5: Experience 155 - 184 hrs: Min 25 hrs (no credit)

    Pass the Part-FCL CPL (A) Skill Test.

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms ( such as ID and logbooks):

     


    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks 
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.

      If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must provide copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to provide us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence, validating medical certificate and certificate of revalidation;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner

    please refer to our guidance on how to verify your licence.

    Original logbooks or electronic logbooks

    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    Theoretical

    Partial credit towards the theoretical training may be available if you hold:

    • a current and valid CPL / IR issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid type or class rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the CPL / IR skill test ( EASA type and class rating list)

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL with IR 

    • Complete Part-FCL CPL (A) and IR (A) or ATPL (A) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an ATO and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at CPL and IR level or ATPL. 

    • Applicants who wish to attempt the ATPL(A) examinations must complete an approved ATPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(B) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(A) examinations. 

    Flying

    Partial credit towards the flying training may be available if you hold:

    • a current and valid CPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid   type or class rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the CPL skill test (an EASA type and class rating list)

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL.

    The UK CAA is applying the following policy which may be utilised by an ATO conducting conversion training on ICAO licence holders for a Part-FCL CPL (A) be issued by the UK CAA without seeking prior approval from the Authority for each individual applicant.

    These arrangements provide a route to a current and valid ICAO CPL (A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1.

    The Aircrew Regulation requires that the holder of an ICAO licence must attend an Approved Training Organisation and complete an approved CPL (A) modular course. If, following assessment, the ATO wishes to reduce the course further than the minimum criteria set out below, they must recommend a reduced course to their Licensing Standard Inspector (for UK CAA approved ATOs) or to the UK CAA for non-UK approved ATOs.  The course cannot be reduced to zero hours.

    Minimum course content without submission of a recommendation to the CAA.

    After completion of CPL (A) or ATPL(A) exams you will need to complete the minimum flying requirements shown below at an Approved Training Organisation approved to conduct CPL modular course.

    Minimum instruction depending upon total hours as pilot of aeroplanes:

    • Level 1: Experience > 1000 hrs: Min 7 hrs (18 hrs credit)
    • Level 2: Experience 500 - 999 hrs: Min 10 hrs (15 hrs credit)
    • Level 3: Experience 250 - 499 hrs: Min 15 hrs (10 hrs credit)
    • Level 4: Experience 185 - 249 hrs: Min 20 hrs (5 hrs credit)
    • Level 5: Experience 155 - 184 hrs: Min 25 hrs (no credit)

    Pass the Part-FCL CPL (A) Skill Test.

     


    Your IR(A) needs to be current and valid, if not please refer to the CBIR guidance.

    You must undertake Part-FCL IR(A) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an approved training provider and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at IR level.

    Applicants who wish to attempt the ATPL(A) examinations must undertake an approved ATPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(B) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(A) examinations.

    You must complete a minimum of 15 hours instrument time under instruction including recommendation for test in accordance with the approved procedures of the ATO, of which 5 hours may be in a FNPT I or 10 hours in a FNPT II or higher qualified device.

    Holders of an ICAO IR obtained in a SE aeroplane seeking a Part-FCL ME IR(A) will be required to attend an approved IR(A) training provider.

    In addition to the 15 hours instrument time under instruction an applicant must comply with the Part-FCL requirements for an ME Class Rating and the Part-FCL SE(IR) to ME(IR) training course requirements of Part-FCL
    Appendix 6, (A)(9).

    Pass the Part-FCL IR(A) Skill Test in a SE or ME aeroplane, as applicable.

     


    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms ( such as ID and logbooks):


    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks 
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.

      If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must provide copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to provide us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence, validating medical certificate and certificate of revalidation;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner

    please refer to our guidance on how to verify your licence.

    Original logbooks or electronic logbooks

    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    Theoretical 

    Partial credit towards the theoretical training may be available if you hold:  

    • a current and valid CPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid  type or class rating on your third country licence for the same type of aircraft that will be used for the CPL skill test (an EASA type and class rating list ).  

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL     

    You must complete Part-FCL CPL (H) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an ATO and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at a minimum of CPL level. 

    If you want to take the ATPL(H)(VFR) examinations you must complete an approved ATPL(H) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(H) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(H)(VFR) examinations.

    If you want to take the ATPL(H)and IR examinations you must complete an approved ATPL(H) and IR Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(H) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(H) with IR examinations.

    Flying

    Partial credit towards the flying training may be available if you hold:  

    • a current and valid CPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid class rating on your third country licence for the same type of helicopter that will be used for the CPL skill test (an EASA type and class rating list)

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL.  

    The UK CAA is applying the following policy which may be utilised by an ATO conducting conversion training on ICAO licence holders for a Part-FCL CPL (H) be issued by the UK CAA without seeking prior approval from the Authority for each individual applicant. 

    These arrangements provide a route to a current and valid ICAO CPL (H) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1. 

    The Aircrew Regulation requires that the holder of an ICAO licence must attend an Approved Training Organisation and complete an approved CPL (H) modular course. If, following assessment, the ATO wishes to reduce the course further than the minimum criteria set out below, they must recommend a reduced course to their Licensing Standard Inspector (for UK CAA approved ATOs) or to the UK CAA for non-UK approved ATOs.  The course cannot be reduced to zero hours.

    Minimum course content without submission of a recommendation to the CAA  

    You must: 

    • Complete at an Approved Training Organisation approved to conduct CPL modular courses the minimum flight time under instruction in a Helicopter as outlined below. 

    Minimum hours of instruction required depending upon total flight time experience as a helicopter pilot 

    • Level 1: Experience > 1000 hrs: Min 7 hrs (23 hrs credit)
    • Level 2: Experience 500 - 999 hrs: Min 10 hrs (20 hrs credit)
    • Level 3: Experience 250 - 499 hrs: Min 15 hrs (15 hrs credit)
    • Level 4: Experience 185 - 249 hrs: Min 20 hrs (10 hrs credit)
    • Level 5: Experience 155 - 184 hrs: Min 25 hrs (5 hours credit)

    Pass the Part-FCL CPL (H) skill test.

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms ( such as ID and logbooks):

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate; or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks 
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must provide copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to provide us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence, validating medical certificate and certificate of revalidation;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner

    please refer to our guidance on how to verify your licence.

    Original logbooks or electronic logbooks

    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    Theoretical

    Partial credit towards the theoretical training may be available if you hold:

    • a current and valid CPL / IR issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid type or class rating on your third country licence for the same type of helicopter that will be used for the CPL / IR skill test ( EASA type and class rating list)

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL with IR (H).

    • Complete Part-FCL CPL (H) and IR (H) or ATPL (H) theoretical knowledge instruction as determined by the Head of Training of an ATO and pass all Part-FCL theoretical knowledge examinations at CPL and IR level or ATPL. 

    • Applicants who wish to attempt the ATPL(H) examinations must complete an approved ATPL(H) Modular theoretical knowledge course as set out in Part-FCL Appendix 3(H) and pass all Part-FCL ATPL(H) examinations. 

    Flying

    Partial credit towards the flying training may be available if you hold:  

    • a current and valid CPL issued by or on behalf of a third country that is ICAO compliant (see Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention).

    • a validating medical for your third country licence

    • a valid class rating on your third country licence for the same type of helicopter that will be used for the CPL skill test (an EASA type and class rating list )

    You must meet the experience requirements for the CPL.  

    The UK CAA is applying the following policy which may be utilised by an ATO conducting conversion training on ICAO licence holders for a Part-FCL CPL (H) be issued by the UK CAA without seeking prior approval from the Authority for each individual applicant. 

    These arrangements provide a route to a current and valid ICAO CPL (H) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1. 

    The Aircrew Regulation requires that the holder of an ICAO licence must attend an Approved Training Organisation and complete an approved CPL (H) modular course. If, following assessment, the ATO wishes to reduce the course further than the minimum criteria set out below, they must recommend a reduced course to their Licensing Standard Inspector (for UK CAA approved ATOs) or to the UK CAA for non-UK approved ATOs.  The course cannot be reduced to zero hours.

    Minimum course content without submission of a recommendation to the CAA  

    You must: 

    • Complete at an Approved Training Organisation approved to conduct CPL modular courses the minimum flight time under instruction in a Helicopter as outlined below. 

    Minimum hours of instruction required depending upon total flight time experience as a helicopter pilot 

    • Level 1: Experience > 1000 hrs: Min 7 hrs (23 hrs credit)
    • Level 2: Experience 500 - 999 hrs: Min 10 hrs (20 hrs credit)
    • Level 3: Experience 250 - 499 hrs: Min 15 hrs (15 hrs credit)
    • Level 4: Experience 185 - 249 hrs: Min 20 hrs (10 hrs credit)
    • Level 5: Experience 155 - 184 hrs: Min 25 hrs (5 hours credit)

    Pass the Part-FCL CPL (H) skill test.

    ICAO IR(H) holders

    Complete a minimum of 15 hours instrument time under instruction including recommendation for test in accordance with the approved procedures of the ATO, of which 5 hours may be in a FNPT I or 10 hours in a FNPT II or higher qualified device.

    Holders of a current and valid IR(H) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1, but with privileges obtained on single-engine helicopters only, seeking a Part-FCL-FCL ME IR(H) will be required to attend an approved IR(H) training provider. In addition to the  15 hours instrument time under instruction training, an applicant must comply with the Part-FCL requirements for an ME Type Rating and the Part-FCL SE(IR) to ME(IR) training course requirements of FCL.630.H.

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms ( such as ID and logbooks):

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate; or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks 
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must provide copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to provide us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence, validating medical certificate and certificate of revalidation;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner

    please refer to our guidance on how to verify your licence.

    Original logbooks or electronic logbooks

    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.
  • PPL (A) or (H)

  • You need to be in current flying practice on your ATPL, CPL or PPL with valid medical and rating and meet the experience requirements under Article 8.3 or Annex III B
    The rating held on your 3rd country ICAO licence must be current and valid at the time of conversion. You must also be able to legally fly using that rating.

    You will need to:

    • pass a written examination in Air Law and Human Performance in accordance with Part-FCL; 
    • pass the PPL skill test in accordance with Part- FCL; 
    • fulfil the requirements for the issue of the relevant class or type rating, in accordance with Subpart H;
    • hold at least a Class 2 medical certificate, issued in accordance with Part- Medical; [the UK must hold the medical records]
    • demonstrate that he/she has acquired language proficiency in accordance with FCL.055; 
    • have completed at least 100 hours of flight time as a pilot. 

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms (such as ID and logbooks):

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non-UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will also need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.

    You need to be in current flying practice on your ATPL, CPL or PPL with valid medical and rating and meet the experience requirements under Article 8.3 or Annex III B
    The rating held on your 3rd country ICAO licence must be current and valid at the time of conversion. You must also be able to legally fly using that rating.

    You will need to:

    • pass a written examination in Air Law and Human Performance in accordance with Part-FCL; 
    • pass the PPL skill test in accordance with Part- FCL; 
    • fulfil the requirements for the issue of the relevant class or type rating, in accordance with Subpart H;
    • hold at least a Class 2 medical certificate, issued in accordance with Part- Medical; [the UK must hold the medical records]
    • demonstrate that he/she has acquired language proficiency in accordance with FCL.055; 
    • have completed at least 100 hours of flight time as a pilot. 

    How to apply

    Please apply via our postal application forms with all other required associated documents listed in the guidance of the application forms (such as ID and logbooks):

    If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non-UK approved EASA Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:

    • the ATO's PART ORA approval certificate;
    • the examiners licence, medical and authorisation certificate;
    • return email confirmation from testnotification@caa.co.uk

    If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will also need to send us:

    • the original Third country ICAO licence and validating medical certificate;
      or
    • a copy certified by the Head of Training of an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), or the holder of a registration for a Registered Training Facility (RTF), or a UK approved examiner
    • original logbooks or electronic logbooks
    • Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application provided they have been printed, signed and dated.
    • If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook pages showing the rating validity and test dates.
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    Please ensure that your training provider is approved to conduct the training that you are undertaking.

    We strongly recommend you check that your instructor and examiner hold the relevant privileges to conduct the training and any flight test, examination or assessment of competence that is being carried out.

    How to find a UK examiner or UK approved school

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