Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Non-Airline Forums > Private Flying
Reload this Page >

Expired PPL and Medical

Private Flying LAA/BMAA/BGA/BPA The sheer pleasure of flight.

Expired PPL and Medical

Old 24th Sep 2013, 16:05
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Flightdeck
Posts: 272
Expired PPL and Medical

Hello fellow aviators! I have a question regarding my PPL and Medical. I have a European PPL and a Medical class 1 and due to different circumstances they have both expired last november. I am wondering which implications this may have? I mean, now I have to take the written exams again and to do a control-flight. And I have to visit the doctor. But is there a limit to this? May it be that after a certain amount of time I have to start from 0 and pay another 10k for flight training etc?


Thanks
fabbe92 is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2013, 13:36
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 336
If your class 1 has expired then I think it will just revert to a class 2 after 1 year which will be valid for another 4 years, for PPL flying/hour building this will be fine.

Regarding your Licence, do you mean you didn't do the 12 hours requirement for the SEP rating or the 5 year expiry is up?
felixflyer is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2013, 15:06
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Europe
Posts: 6,126
now I have to take the written exams again
No, you will never have to take the written exams again.
May it be that after a certain amount of time I have to start from 0 and pay another 10k for flight training etc?
No, not that either, you have to go to an approved school (ATO) and do as much training as they recommend to pass a Proficiency Check. If your Class 2 medical privileges have expired, you will need to obtain at least a Class 2 as well.
Whopity is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2013, 11:16
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Flightdeck
Posts: 272
My problem is that I haven't gotten 12 hours during the last two years. The license expires in 2015. My SEP has expired and my Medical class 1. So I don't understand exactly what I should do now to get everything in order again. I am living Sweden so the European rules should apply I presume.

I am currently at University and I have a few years left there before I continue with ATPL training. I am about to apply to the air force within 6 months as well. So maybe there is no need for the Class 1 at this stage and I should just let it go down to a class 2? What do you think?
fabbe92 is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2013, 12:46
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London
Posts: 308
I held a CPL for some time but was only flying privately. I revalidated my medical as Class 1 every time, but only when the Class 2 privileges expired, so every two years at my age instead of every year. Extra cost of a Class 1 revalidation is not that much, especially as IR holder where I need the audiogram anyway.

Your medical should say for how long it is valid for operations requiring only a Class 2 medical. I would wait until that point before revalidating, unless I was about to apply for something that requires Class 1.

To get the SEP rating back, all you need to do is pop up at an approved school, do training as required, get a course completion certificate, and fly a proficiency check with an examiner.

But I am really only repeating what Whopity already said.
Cobalt is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.