Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
....did it go up after the EASA applications came in?
The difference is that it the PPL is now valid for life, rather than for 5 years (although you'll still need to revalidate / renew your SEP Class Rating) - so if anything, the price came down significantly.
£65 for UK-EASA change + £73 for RT Licence (which only lasts 10years!!) + another £35 if you choose to fly an Annex 2 aircraft).
Actually, as I understand it, if you have a non-expiring UK-PPL or an EASA PPL then that covers you for Annexe II
I hadn't realised we needed to pay for a radio licence for a UK-PPL - EASA PPL. That one is new to me. The CAA checklist indicates that radio comes under national rules, so I assume as I have a UK-PPL non-expiring licence, my radio licence will remain as it is without a 10year expiry
Robin...I would like to think you were right but I have my doubts...
If you follow the charges calculator down it asks if you are going to fly and Annexe 2 aircraft and then automatically adds £35 to the calculation.
The Radio telephony licence, is confusing because it is a Rating on your licence and you need to therefore add it (£73). Then if you look in the scheme of charges it says that a RT licence only lasts for 10years!
1.5 The 2012 amendment of the Air navigation Order renders EASA licences with the appropriate class rating to be valid for UK-registered non-EASA aircraft within those classes; thereby avoiding the need for the holder of an EASA PPL(A) with SEP rating to also hold a national licence in order to fly an amateur-built aeroplane or a Tigermoth, for example...
The exception is for type ratings, as you can't add a type rating for a non-EASA aircraft to a Part-FCL licence so you need the piggyback national licence...
I hadn't realised we needed to pay for a radio licence for a UK-PPL - EASA PPL. That one is new to me
And the rest of us. It has always been the case that the UK FRTOL is issued free to the holder of a UK flight crew licence and the application form said so. The new SRG1106 does not say so however; ORS5-269 Table 4 note 2 says
2 Except where the applicant is the holder of a licence issued by the UK CAA to act as pilot, flight navigator or flight engineer.
So there is still no charge for a FRTOL when the applicant is either applying for, or the holder of, a UK flight crew licence.
This is cheeky: Ratings check on a re-issued EASA Flight Crew Licence Upon such application that would require an existing EASA Flight Crew Licence to be reissued, the applicant shall pay to the CAA a charge of £20 for all existing ratings associated with that licence to be checked for currency of validity.
Therefore to add an RT rating to a licence, it would actually cost you the extra £20 as well - so £99 rather than £79.
Adding a new radio licence to your Part-FCL licence (which, to be honest, isn't a common thing to do as I suspect 99% of people will have it on there when they get their licence initially) involves the CAA re-issuing the licence.
When they re-issue a licence, they do a ratings check, costing you £20 extra...
Nothing with the CAA is clear, and the pricing is too complicated. I recently renewed an expired SEP rating (expired more than 5 years), replaced my JAR PPL with an EASA PPL and renewed my expired FRTOL. I had no idea how much I was going to cost me. I was expecting £73. I wasn't expecting to be charged for th SEP renewal, but at least the FRTOL was free.