Guidance for Private Pilots
After the transition period, any pilot flying an EASA aircraft will need a Part-FCL licence. Most of the aircraft in Europe are EASA Aircraft regardless of State of manufacture or registration.
The main exceptions are:
This means some circumstances you may be required to apply for UK National licence.
Part-FCL licences are valid for UK-registered Annex II aircraft that are within the ratings included in the licence. E.g. the holder of a The CAA has amended the Air Navigation Order so that EASA licences with the appropriate class ratings are valid for non-EASA aircraft within those classes; thereby avoiding the need for the holder of an EASA PPL(A) with a current SEP rating to also hold a national licence in order to fly an amateur-built aeroplane or a Tigermoth, for example. (Note that the Air Navigation Order cannot make a National licence valid for the piloting of an EASA aircraft).
For further information relating to this please refer to CAP 804 Section 1 Part C.
The specific UK National licences that can currently be applied for are:
The applicable fees will be relevant to the level of licence applied for therefore please refer to the current scheme of charges before making an application
We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from receipt.
7 April 2014 is the last day when a UK National licence can be used to fly an EASA aeroplane or helicopter for the purposes of aerial work, commercial air transport or for any purpose if the maximum weight exceeds 2,000 kg or more than 4 people are on board.
7 April 2015 is the last day when a UK National licence can be used to fly any EASA aeroplane, helicopter, balloon or airship for any purpose, and the last day when national rules can be used to fly EASA sailplanes. From 8th April 2015 an EASA Part-FCL licence will be mandatory to fly any EASA aircraft for any purpose.
Once all of the requirements above have been met, the application should be submitted online by post or in person to the address below.
A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant. Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed signed and despatched. We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending whilst the additional requirements are met.
An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the UK CAA rejects your application for not meeting all of the requirements. This will also be applied if you choose cancel your application.