Licensing information for Pilots

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing high volumes of applications due to the transition to EASA.  In order for us to process these applications as quickly and efficiently as possible please refrain from calling us to chase your application.

Your patience is greatly appreciated

For your information  processing of Pilot Licence applications  is  currently taking  10 working days.

A variety of licences for commercial and private flying are available based on the skills and experience of the pilot and the type of flights that they  wish to undertake. 

All pilots require some form of medical certificate or declaration.  Extra ratings can be endorsed and most licences require a certain level of flying over a set period to maintain currency.

Foot Launched Powered Hang-gliders and Para-gliders (that meet certain criteria) and Unpowered Hang-gliders and Para-gliders do not require a licence from the CAA.  Foot launched powered aircraft must have a stall speed or minimum steady flight speed in the landing configuration not exceeding 35 knots calibrated airspeed and a maximum unladen mass, including full fuel, of 70kgs.  Powered Paragliders are also known as Paramotors.  

Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0) 1293 573700 

Licensing Department
Civil Aviation Authority 
Aviation House 
Gatwick Airport South 
West Sussex, RH6 0YR 

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