Holding a type rating allows you to act as pilot on the type of helicopter specified in the
Please note - If you are the holder of an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew
licence or UK PPL(H), CPL(H) or ATPL(HG) 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 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.
These shall be written and comprise at least 100 multiple-choice questions distributed
appropriately across the main subjects of the syllabus.
You must pass a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL to demonstrate the skill
required for the safe operation of the applicable type of helicopter.
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 2015/050 and IN 2014/110 if applicable
Please see to CAP 804 section 4, Part H,
subpart 1 for more information.
See our licence fees and costssection.
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.
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR
All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below.
For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations.
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