22nd Jun 2012, 10:15
Hi there, guys!
Does anyone know what kind of rating is necessary to work as ultralight flight instructor in Europe?
22nd Jun 2012, 15:05
I think it is the case that ULMs (microlights in the UK) are not at present covered by EASA, but are regulated nationally by individual state authorities. This would include licensing and training for flight instructors.
Regretably this probably means that a flight instructor licence is not valid in countries other than the one issueing it. I am happy to be corrected on this by anybody that knows better.
For the UK perspective, look here www.bmaa.org (http://www.bmaa.org)
Genghis the Engineer
22nd Jun 2012, 18:07
There is no uniform standard across Europe. You need to contact the national microlight association for the country in which you wish to instruct.
25th Jun 2012, 17:09
And to give you an example from the new united Europe - where each country now is looking out for itself, and who can blame them - a UK instructor who could have been quite happily woring in France with UK students (so bringing vital tourist Euros to the country) now has to have French ULM ratings and instructor ratings.
Common Market! Ha!!
25th Jun 2012, 20:03
What a pity! I have the Spanish rating, however, at best you need "trifasic power" to get some oportunity over here..