Holding a type rating allows you to act as pilot on the type of aeroplane specified in the
rating. You must hold a PPL (A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) licence and have completed the relevant training
and testing as defined in CAP804. Section 4 Part H subpart 1.
If you are the holder of an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew licence or UK PPL(A), CPL(A) or
ATPL(A) which has not already been converted to a Part-FCL licence, then this licensing action will
result in the compulsory conversion of your existing licence to a Part-FCL licence.
This will require an additional application form / information which 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.
Please refer to CAP 804, Section 4 Part H,
The theoretical knowledge examination shall be written and comprise at least 100 multiple-choice
questions distributed appropriately across the main subjects of the syllabus.
Base training must be completed under the control of an ATO. Please refer to Information Notice
As per CAP804 Section 4 Part H, Subpart 1.
Please ensure that your examiner has met the designation of examiner for skills test for initial
issue of Licences, ratings and certificates and Briefing of Non UK examiners requirements, as
detailed in information notice IN 2016/003 and IN 2016/004, if applicable.
Please refer to CAP 804 section 4, Part H, subpart 2.
See our licence fees and costs section.
Please note additional fees will apply if your licence needs to be converted as part of this
application. The conversion process will also require ratings on a PART FCL licence to be checked
An additional fee applies if you want your documents to be returned by secure courier. More information about our secure courier
The rating is valid for 1 year from the date when you pass the skills test.
If you are applying on the basis of training and testing conducted by a non UK approved EASA
Part FCL Approved Training Organisation you must send copies of the following:
If you are applying on the basis of a Third country ICAO licence conversion you will need to
Once all of the requirements above have been met, please complete and submit the online application form.
A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant. Following an
acceptable assessment your licence 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 the
additional requirements are met.
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Gatwick Airport South
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