EU regulations require the pilots of EASA balloons to hold EASA Part-FCL licences - either a LAPL(Balloons) or a Balloon Pilots Licence (BPL) - to continue flying from 8th April 2015. Note that the new BPL has commercial flying privileges when additional requirements, post licence issue, have been complied with. The conversion tables in Annex II to the EASA “Aircrew” licensing regulation do not include balloon licences. Separate provision is made in the regulations for the CAA to compile a report, to be agreed with EASA, which will define the conversion criteria. The CAA is working with the BBAC on the compilation of this report and related matters.