Guidance for applicants
The holder of this licence may act as pilot in command of single pilot aircraft, and as co-pilot in a multi pilot aircraft, provided they meet the medical and currency requirements for doing so.
Varieties of this licence include CPL(A) and CPL(AS)
You must be at least 18 years of age.
The pre-requisites are dependent upon the course completed, and the category of licence being applied for.
Courses available are:
A short guide to finding a suitable training course and protecting your financial investment is available for download.
Further details of specific requirements can be found in CAP804 Section 4, Part D.
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 date of receipt.
EASA-FCL licences have no expiry date and are therefore valid for the holder's lifetime.
Please send the application form and all supporting documentation to:
Licensing and Training Standards
Civil Aviation Authority
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.