Military Credit towards Licence Issue

Information for UK military pilots on how to obtain a Part-FCL licence

Questions regarding eligibility criteria and / or the accreditation scheme should be directed in writing to:

Directorate of Flying Training,
Building 1300,
Abbey Wood,
BS34 8JH

or by e-mail to


In order for holders of military flight crew pilots to obtain Part-FCL licences, they shall apply to the Member State where they served.

The knowledge, experience and skill gained in military service shall be given credit for the purposes of the relevant requirements of Annex I in accordance with the elements of a credit report established by the Member State in consultation with the Agency.

The credit report shall:

  • (a) describe the national requirements on the basis of which the military licences, ratings,
    certificates, authorisations and/or qualifications were issued;
  • (b) describe the scope of the privileges that were given to the pilots;
  • (c) indicate for which requirements of Annex I credit is to be given;
  • (d) indicate any limitations that need to be included on the Part-FCL licences and indicate any
    requirements pilots have to comply with to remove those limitations;
  • (e) include copies of all documents necessary to demonstrate the elements above, accompanied by copies of the relevant national requirements and procedures.

Further details of specific requirements can be found in CAP804, section 4 Part O.


The fee that you need to pay will depend on your circumstances; for example:

  • whether you already hold a UK licence, and whether that licence has already been converted to an EASA-FCL licence,
  • whether your application will be made at the same time as applying for something else. 

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.  

Processing time

  • We endeavour to process licence applications within 10 working days. Incomplete applications are not subject to the 10 working day turnaround until all application requirements are met.

Validity period

EASA-FCL licences have no expiry date and are therefore valid for the holder’s lifetime.

You will need to provide

The relevant application form depending on what licence is being applied for in addition to form SRG 2133 which confirms details of military experience and supporting material as applicable for your circumstances and the type of application; as per the guidance attached to each application form.

Associated rules and regulations

How to apply

Once all of the requirements above have been met, the application should be submitted by post or in person to:

Licensing Department,
Licensing and Training Standards,
Aviation House,
Gatwick Airport South,

What to expect

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.

  • We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending whilst any additional requirements are met.
  • An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the assessment results in the rejection of your application.  This will also be applied if you choose cancel your application.

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.