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Old 28th Mar 2021, 18:26
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Strathaven Airfield
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NPPL rating revalidation


Have a club member with an NPPL Microlight and NPPL SSEA, and a LAPL.

NPPL Microlight rating expires at the end of March 2021, so he was signed up by me for another two years since he had done an hour with a microlight instructor (so an hour on the class of microlight and an hour with an instructor) and more than 12 hours in the 24 months and at least six in the past 12 months (while his SSEA was current) and 12 t/o and landings.

His problem. His SSEA rating lapsed in September last year. His LAPL is not current since he last flew with a light aircraft instructor about three years ago. He owns his own light aircraft, so has plenty of hours.

Is it correct to say: he has to do one hour with a light aircraft instructor and then he will be good to go with his LAPL? Assuming he has all the other hours and t/o and landings etc.

Is it correct to say that he can only renew his SSEA rating by test? There are no Covid extensions that would help?

He is due his first vaccine this week, and partner due their in a month or so, so would rather not sit in with an instructor/examiner for a while if it can be avoided.

Finally, for the future, is there any way people can align different NPPL ratings to the same validity dates?

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