This privilege allows you to make aerobatic flights provided that you have a current and valid UK CAA issued Pilots Licence for aeroplanes, Touring Motor Gliders (TMG) or sailplanes.
The UK CAA has deferred the requirement to hold this rating until 8 April 2018.
Please note: If you hold an existing UK issued Flight Crew licence which has not already been converted to a Part-FCL licence, then the conversion process will take place when you apply for the aerobatic rating.
Please check our information on licence conversions for details of the application form and supporting information that we require.
There are many different conversion routes available as detailed in the conversion requirement are detailed in CAP804, Section 4, part P and listed below.
You must have received the theoretical knowledge specified in AMC No 1 to FCL.800, and comply with any one of the following, having completed:
please send evidence of this such as a copy of the course completion certificate.
please send course completion certificates or certified copies of the appropriate pages of the military logbook.
This could be for either:
If you hold or have held a UK Display Authorisation, which includes / included authorisation to perform aerobatics at a display, you must send a copy of the Display Authorisation.
If you have flown aerobatic manoeuvres at a BAeA sanctioned event (including glider events) you must send evidence of this (other than log book records) such as proof of attendance and flying at the event by way of certificate etc.
If you have FI or AFI ratings and have had the “no aerobatic restriction” removed following compliance with UK requirements to instruct aerobatics; No additional evidence is required.
Glider pilots who have completed any of the BGA’s aerobatic courses must send a course completion certificate.
To take advantage of our conversion requirement to add the aerobatic rating to your aeroplane licence, you must have been exercising privileges of your National / JAR licence before 8 April 2018.
The fee will vary according to your circumstances. For example, whether you already hold a UK licence, and whether that licence has already been converted to an EASA-FCL licence, or if your application will be made at the same time as applying for something else.
The aerobatic rating does not have a validity period.
Once all of the requirements above have been met, the application should be submitted by post or in person to the address below.
Shared Services Centre
Beehive Ring Road
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