Guidance for applicants
The holder of this privilege can fly aeroplanes / helicopters / airships under IFR with a minimum decision height of 60m (200ft).
Variations of this licence include:
Further details of specific requirements can be found in CAP804 Section 4, part G.
You must already hold a pilot's licence.
Pre-requistes are dependent on the type of instrument rating you are applying for and flying experience. Further details of specific requirements can be found in CAP804, Section 4, part G.
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 threfore 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