If you are the holder of a current and valid licence, rating and medical, you may exercise the private privileges of your ICAO licence/certificate in UK if you have declared to us and your licence has been verified directly by the issuing Authority airspace until you need to convert to a European licence.
The airspace of the States of Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, whilst Crown Dependencies, are excluded from the area considered UK airspace.
Private privileges here mean that the pilot cannot be remunerated or do aerial work for example.
As an ICAO licence holder, your privileges on G-registered aircraft are restricted to day VFR regardless of the medical held, as stated in
Due to the BASA negotiations, the terms offered vary depending on whether your licence/certificate is issued by the FAA or another 3rd country ICAO country.
FAA Certificate holders in current flying practise with a valid IR flying N-registered aircraft may continue to exercise IFR privileges in UK Airspace.
Whether you have already declared or have yet to make a declaration to the CAA, the same process applies as detailed below:
You must retain the declaration you have made to the CAA. Once you have received email confirmation from the CAA, you can fly in UK airspace. Please note the expiry date of your declaration is stated on your confirmation email from the CAA.
The declaration cannot be renewed. You will need to re-apply should your declaration expire before the BASA agreement is finalised.
From April 2019, the applicant's assessment knowledge of Part FCL Air Law and ATC procedures must be conducted by a UK examiner.
This declaration allows the holder to fly for a maximum of 28 days per year. If you come to the UK every year and wish to fly for pleasure, you will have to follow this process every year.
From April 2019, the applicant's acclimatisation flight must be conducted by a UK examiner.
Your licence will either need to be validated (short term) or be converted into a European licence under the Part-FCL regulations if you wish to:
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