Aircraft are divided into two areas for licensing purposes:
This classification applies to types of aircraft, not individual
aeroplanes. So, for example, if a particular Cessna 172N is an EASA
aircraft that is because all Cessna 172N are classed as EASA aircraft.
And if one particular De Havilland Chipmunk T10 is not an EASA aircraft
that is because all such Chipmunks are classed as being non-EASA.
Non-EASA aircraft are also known as Annex II (two) aircraft.
Many aircraft in Europe are classed as EASA aircraft wherever they may
have been manufactured or registered. This includes many of the types you'll
see around flying schools – like the Cessna range, the Piper PA-28s and
PA-38s, Cirrus etc.
In the UK, holders of Part-FCL EASA licences can fly both EASA and
UK-registered non-EASA aircraft that are within the ratings included in
For example: The Cessna 172 is an EASA aircraft. The Tiger Moth is a
non-EASA aircraft. Both are single engine piston aircraft. So if you have
a Part-FCL licence, like a LAPL(A) or PPL(A) that allows you to fly with a
single-engine piston rating you can fly both the Cessna 172 (EASA) and the
Tiger Moth (non-EASA). But if you have a national licence, such as the
UK NPPL(SSEA), after April 8th 2015 you can only fly the Tiger Moth.
With some exceptions, the following types of aircraft are defined as
non-EASA aircraft and are ruled by national, not European, regulations:
You do not have to have an EASA licence to fly these types of aircraft
as you can fly them if you only have a national licence.
You’ll need a different EASA licence if you want to fly:
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