FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

How do I get an operators qualification?

The most common Aeronautical radio operators certificate is the “Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence” and it is normal this is granted as part of the training a pilot goes through for their private pilots licence (PPL). Information on this and other types of operator certification is available from the Flight Crew Licensing Department which is part of the CAA shared services Hub.

Glider pilots operating on nominated glider frequencies are exempted from the requirement to hold an operators certificate as long as they are operating outside of controlled frequencies. Student pilots are also exempted whilst they are under the contol of an instructor.


Radio Licensing