• Experience requirements, flight instruction and theoretical knowledge training

    To qualify for a single-engine (single pilot) aeroplane class rating, you must complete an appropriate training course at an approved training organisation (ATO) or registered training facility (RTF).


    To revalidate the rating you must complete the following:

    • Pass a proficiency check in a single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane with an examiner. The proficiency check must take place within the 3 months immediately before the rating’s expiry date; or
    • 12 hours of flight time in single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane within the 12 months preceding the rating’s expiry date, including the following:
      • 6 hours as pilot-in-command (PIC)
      • 12 take-offs and landings
      • a training flight of at least 1 hour (or a maximum of three totalling 1 hour) with the same flight instructor or class rating instructor. If you have already completed a proficiency check or skill test in another type or class of aeroplane, you will not have to complete this training flight

    Note: If you hold valid ratings written on your licence for both TMG and SEP, when you revalidate you may use the same flight time for both.

    Revalidation by experience

    If you are revalidating your SEP by experience and are flying in a European Member State, please note that a Certificate of Revalidation held on a licence issued by the UK cannot be signed by a non-UK EASA examiner.

    SEP revalidation by experience can be signed in a UK issued licence by an examiner holding a valid UK issued Part-FCL examiner certificate or a Flight Instructor with the privileges of FCL.945.

    Differences training - microlights

    Details of when differences training may be required when a pilot wants to fly a microlight aeroplane are available on our Microlights page.