A PPL for airships will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) in non-commercial operations
The exception to this is for holders of a PPL (As) with instructor or examiner privileges, who
can be paid for the following:
for the PPL (As) and any associated ratings and endorsements.
If you don’t already hold a licence, you will need to complete 35 hours of flight instruction on
airships, 5 hours of which may have been completed in an approved flight simulator (FSTD),
including at least:
If you hold a BPL and are qualified to fly hot-air ships you will be credited with 10% of your
total flight time as PIC on such airships up to a maximum of 5 hours.
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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