Guidance for applicants
The holder of this licence can fly, on an unpaid basis only, as Pilot in Command (PIC) on non-commercial flights.
Further details of specific requirements can be found in CAP804 Section 4 Part B
Applicants must be:
At a high level, the pre-requisites for this application type are:
If you are the holder of an existing UK issued Flight Crew licence which has not already been converted to a Part-FCL licence, then this licensing action is likely to result in the compulsory conversion of your existing licence to a Part-FCL licence, for which an additional application form/information will have to be submitted, and additional requirements may have to be met. As such, please refer to the conversion information available on our website in addition to the information on this page.
The fee that you need to pay will depend on your circumstances; for example:
To assist in the interpretation of the scheme of charges a Fee Calculator has been developed, which derives the fee for this application type for your particular circumstances.
We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from receipt.
EASA-FCL licences have no expiry date and are therefore valid for the holder’s lifetime.
A completed application form (details below) and supporting material as applicable for your circumstances and the type of application. Guidance is attached to each application form.
Once all of the requirements above have been met, the application should be submitted by post or in person to:
Licensing and Training Standards,
Gatwick Airport South,
A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant.
Following an acceptable assessment your licensing application will be processed signed and despatched.
In some circumstances an applicant for a conversion of an existing licence to an EASA licence may also require a national licence to fly Annexe II aircraft (Aircraft not on the EASA Type List). This process is undertaken by the Licensing Officer who assesses your application.