2nd May 2012, 21:23
I have nothing against PPL instructors but a PPL without CPL TK can teach for the LAPL and not the PPL. Thats daft.
Haven't our world leading European aviation experts who drew this up noticed this
(b)additionally, for the FI(A):
(1) hold at least a CPL(A); or
(2) hold at least a PPL(A) and have:
met the requirements for CPL theoretical knowledge, except for an
FI(A) providing training for the LAPL(A) only, and
completed at least 200 hours of flight time on aeroplanes or TMGs, of
which 150 hours as PIC
2nd May 2012, 22:09
CPL knowledge is an ICAO requirement, this is not an ICAO licence. Microlight and gliding instructors have always taught without CPL TK and if we go back to pre 1989, most UK instructors did not have TK hence the BCPL (R).
Whilst CPL level knowledge might be useful, do the current exams actually teach that? The quality and relevance of the exams has steadily declined and the proposed EASA exams are not fit for purpose!
Haven't our world leading European aviation experts I don't think any aviation experts have been involved in the process, just rule making mechanics lead by an Engineer called Cluzeau!
If the EU Parliament and EASA were eliminated, would anyone actually notice their absence? I doubt it.
4th May 2012, 07:50
But to teach for the LAPL you HAVE to be an ATO. No rf in there right mind will pay the fees to become a ATO before they have to so April 2015.
Come 1st of july rf will not be able to teach for the LAPL but will still teach for the NPPL/PPL but if the candidate then decides to apply for a LAPL the powers that be will give them one.
Would I be correct in thinking that this will result in no PPL instructors till April 2015 ?
4th May 2012, 11:05
No rf in there right mind will pay the fees to become a ATO before they have to so April 2015.Which means the CAA will be inundated with work at the last minute and unable to cope. No anticipation or forward planning in evidence! I am told you get 5 hours work for your £1000 and then its charged at £174/hour.Would I be correct in thinking that this will result in no PPL instructors till April 2015 ?I presume you mean LAPL instructors; sounds about right. There are PPL instructors now.
They were going to issue new PPL exam papers last year but that has also fallen into disarray.