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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

This class rating allows you to pilot a Single Engine Aeroplane.

Pre-Requisites

You must have:

  • a current and valid licence issued by the UK CAA;
  • completed a training course at an ATO approved under Part-ORA, the theoretical knowledge examination shall be conducted verbally by the examiner during the skill test to determine whether or not a satisfactory level of knowledge has been achieved;
  • passed a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL to demonstrate the skill required for the safe operation of this class of aeroplane (please ensure that your examiner has met the designation of examiner for skills test for initial issue of Licences, ratings and certificates and Briefing of Non UK examiners requirements, as detailed in information notice IN 2015/050 and IN 2014/110 if applicable);
  • a current and valid language proficiency level acceptable to the UK CAA.

Your medical records must be held by the UK CAA and you must hold a current and valid PART-MED medical certificate that is appropriate to the level of your licence.

Please see CAP 804 section 4, Part H, subpart 1 for more information.

Validity period

The rating is valid for 2 years from the date when you pass the SEP skills test.

Conversions

Please note that If you are the holder of an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew licence which has not already been converted to a UK Part-FCL licence, then the conversion process will take place when you apply for this rating. This will require you to send us additional information.

Please see our information about licence conversions for more details.

How to Apply

Initial issue

Once all of the requirements above have been met, please complete and submit online form SRG3108.

You will need to upload the following supporting evidence:

  • Examiner report form SRG1157
  • A copy of your Examiner's licence, medical and authorisation (only if you used a non-UK examiner for the skills test)
  • A copy of the EASA simulator approval certificate (only if the Simulator used is not approved by the UK CAA)
  • Course Completion Certificate or form SRG1107
  • A copy of the EASA ATO Approval Certificate (if the course was completed with a non-UK ATO)
  • A certified copy of your licence

UK military pilots need to additionally submit completed form SRG2133

Pilots applying on the basis of holding the type rating on a Third Country ICAO licence will also need to submit the following paperwork:

  • Third country verification application SRG2142
  • Original or certified copy of valid ICAO licence and medical
  • Evidence of currency on type (certified logbooks pages)
Close Initial issue

Revalidation by test

If your licence has been signed up in the field, there is no need to make an application. However, you must ensure that your examiner emails the paperwork to licenceapplications@caa.co.uk, so this can be stored on your file.

If your examiner has not endorsed your licence, you will need to submit online form SRG3108.

You will need to upload the following supporting evidence:

  • Examiner report form SRG1157
  • A copy of your Examiner's licence, medical and authorisation (only if you used a non-UK examiner for the proficiency check)
  • A certified copy of your licence
Close Revalidation by test

Revalidation by experience

If your licence has been signed up in the field, there is no need to make an application. However, you must ensure that your examiner emails form SRG1157 to licenceapplications@caa.co.uk, so this can be stored on your file.

You can also notify us by filling in online form SRG3108 and uploading SRG1157 or SRG1107. Please note that you will not be charged a fee for this.

Please note that a licence cannot be endorsed by a non-UK Examiner/Instructor for revalidation by experience.

If your examiner has not endorsed your licence, you will need to submit online application form SRG3108 for us to reissue your licence. You will need to upload the following as supporting evidence during the application:

  • Examiners report form  SRG1157 or form SRG1107 (section 3)
  • A certified copy of your flying logbook(s)
  • A certified copy of your licence
Close Revalidation by experience

Renewal

If your licence has been signed up in the field, there is no need to make an application. However, you must ensure that your examiner emails the paperwork to licenceapplications@caa.co.uk, so this can be stored on your file.

If your licence was not endorsed by your examiner, or the rating is on the back of your licence, you need to submit an application to the CAA using online form SRG3108.

You will need to upload the following supporting evidence:

  • Examiner report form SRG1157
  • A copy of your Examiner's licence, medical and authorisation (only if you used a non-UK examiner for the skills test)
  • A copy of the EASA simulator approval certificate (only if a Simulator was used and is not approved by the UK CAA)
  • Course Completion Certificate or form SRG1107
  • A copy of the EASA ATO Approval Certificate (if the course was completed with a non-UK ATO)
  • A certified copy of your licence
Close Renewal

Guidance on documentation

For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents, please refer to guidance on documentation.

Cost

See our licence fees and costs section.

Please note additional fees will apply if your licence needs to be converted as part of this application. The conversion process will also require ratings on a PART FCL licence to be checked for validity.

Please see the Scheme of charges (Personnel Licensing), table 6 page 6.

An additional fee applies if you want your documents to be returned by secure courier. More information about our secure courier service.

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)

We endeavour to process licence applications within 10 working days.

Incomplete applications are not subject to the 10 working day turnaround until all application requirements are met.

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms

What to expect

A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant. Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed signed and despatched. We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending whilst the additional requirements are met.

Contact us

Email: fclweb@caa.co.uk

Phone 0330 022 1972 (Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30)

Licensing Department
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Beehive Ring Road
Crawley
West Sussex
RH6 0YR

Related regulations

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.

https://easa.europa.eu/regulations 

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