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Old 17th Jul 2020, 06:54
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The delay was caused by COVID-19 restrictions on the 'pathfinder' DTOs who had agreed to conduct field trials of the system. The CAA was all ready to go, but as the trial period couldn't, the launch was moved to the right.

The aim is to launch the system generally in October if the pathfinder field trials are successful.

DTOs will be required to meet the system requirements if they wish to offer LAPL/PPL exams. If not, their students will have to take the e-exams elsewhere. Any paper exams already taken by the students will remain valid within the normal period, but no further paper exams may be taken.

The quality and relevance of the new questions are a marked improvement over the previous sets. The e-exam security measures should also put an end to the widespread cheating and answer-spotting which has plagued the industry to such an extent that several EASA MS have refused to accept passes in LAPL/PPL exams sat in the UK, unless the CAA could validate them...
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