There are a number of training requirements that applicants must complete relating to the type of licence or rating
being applied for. They include elements of the following:
General information on what is included in these requirements can be found in this section. You will find more
detailed information on the requirements for each aircraft and licence type in the professional licences and
general aviation licences sections. For details of the national licence
requirements, refer to the UK national licences pages.
To apply for a licence, applicants must complete a training course with a training organisation. Currently, there
are two types: Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) and Registered Training Facilities (RTFs). Part FCL only refers
to ATOs but at the moment RTFs are permitted to conduct training for some EASA licences, including the LAPL and the
Download a list of ATOs, published as Standards Document 31
Download a list of RTFs, published as Standards Document 30
During your training course you will be required to complete solo flights. Students cannot fly solo unless
authorised to do so and under the supervision of a flight instructor.
The minimum age to fly different aircraft is:
Students must carry evidence of their instructor’s authorisation when on solo cross-country flights.
Unless it says otherwise on the page setting out the specific requirements for the licence you want, then for each
licence or rating application you will need to complete a number of flying hours, and flight time for a licence
application must be flown in the same aircraft category.
Unless it says otherwise on the page setting out the specific requirements for an individual licence, if you hold a
pilot’s licence then all the hours you fly while acting as co-pilot or pilot in command under supervision (PICUS) can
be credited towards the total flight time needed for a higher grade of pilot’s licence.
For the specific requirements, refer to the relevant section for the licence you are applying for:
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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