The Flight Radiotelephony Operator's Licence (FRTOL) authorises you to operate an Aircraft Radio Station in a UK registered aircraft.
The licence can be held as a standalone licence, but is normally held in conjunction with another Flight Crew licence.
Replace a licence that has been lost, damaged or stolen
You must be at least 16 years old and have:
If you take the Radiotelephony (RTF) Communications test together with the theoretical exams for the issue of a PPL, LAPL or NPPL licence all exams must be passed within an 18 month period. You must also apply for the FRTOL as part of your pilot licence application.
The RTF examination will be valid for 24 months following the final theoretical examination.
You are credited the PPL Communications theory exam if you:
licensing fees and costs (full details are available in the
Scheme of Charges (Personnel Licensing).
An additional fee applies if you would like your documents returned by secure courier.
Please note that there is no fee If the FRTOL is applied for at the same time as another category of flight crew licence.
We endeavour to process licence applications within 35 working days.
Incomplete applications are not subject to the 35 working day turnaround until all application requirements are met.
A UK FRTOL issued after 17 September 2012, is valid for life, provided that your language proficiency endorsement is current.
A Stand alone UK FRTOL issued before 17 September 2012, had a ten year validity. When these licences expire, if you still need an FRTOL, you must reapply and pay the appropriate fee.
Once all of the requirements above have been met, your completed application form SRG 1106 should be submitted by post or in person to the address below.
As part of improvements of our licence function service we are reducing the use of paper forms. Please note that from 1 December 2020 you will only be able to apply for this service online and the paper version of the SRG1106 will no longer be accepted.
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
Beehive Ring Road
Crawley West Sussex RH6 0YR
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