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Brexit Expired JAR License Trap?

Old 1st Feb 2019, 19:35
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Originally Posted by homonculus
So please remind us how long the CAA took to move bits of paper before the Brexit thingee...... What evidence do you have of them being overwhelmed???? Telsboy's post is bang on. The sun will rise on 30th March. The EU has already passed enabling regulations for aircraft to continue to fly. Lettuces will continue to arrive from Spain
You seem a bit tense, chill out...

No one here has claimed lettuces will stop coming from Spain... and yes, aircraft will continue to fly after 29th March 2019. However, the CAA themselves are admitting they are experiencing high levels of workload. You don’t have to travel much in time to realise few years ago the standard turnaround time for licence issue was 10 working days. And I remember receiving my CPL and eventually my ATPL within that time frame or so. But recently it has all slowed down: I believe the standard turnaround time is now 4-5 weeks. Many things have changed recently down in Gatwick: e-licensing, counter service (day service), staffing level and experience. The increased workload to generate doc 155 is certainly not helping.

But don’t take my word for it! Feel free to speak to any examiner, instructor or inspector. Or AME. Or maybe just check the CAA website. I’ll even hyperlink it for you too https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-ind...-applications/

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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 09:12
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My original PPL application was sent off on Friday evening and I had my licence from the Board of Trade the following Tuesday. That was back before there were computers, fax machines or even national STD phones! But that was when government bodies issued licences and there were commensurate staffing levels.

Nowadays the CAA has to make a (small) profit and staffing levels have been reduced to manage a 10 working day turnaround time under normal circumstances. But when they're suddenly overwhelmed by 4000+ SOLI transfer applications, as well as having to work on 'hard' UK/EU exit contingencies, it's hardly surprising that SCC cannot provide a normal service.

SOLI transferred GA pilots will lose IR(R) privileges and that includes FI / FE. Revalidation of Part-FCL licences might not be possible in the UK if we leave EASA, as revalidation / renewal / assessment of competence / seminar requirements will need to be conducted either in an EASA MS or elsewhere if an FI / FE has been given approval to conduct training outside an EASA MS.....

Hopefully the UK/EU exit farce won't lead to the UK leaving EASA, perhaps just carrying on under the same terms as Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, which are all non-EU EASA MS.
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