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Regaining PPL after 15 years not flying

Old 1st Sep 2019, 15:01
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Question Regaining PPL after 15 years not flying

After some advice please. My wife used to be a PPL Flying Instructor. She also had a CPL/ATPL and Instrument Rating, but she hasn't flown for around 15 years now.

What would she need to do to regain a basic PPL to fly solo (e.g in a 172)?

PS, we're UK based.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 05:51
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1. No exams.
2. Refresher flying as required (a DTO will need to describe this on the relevant form).
3. SEP Class Rating Proficiency Check ( if she wants a PPL) or LAPL Proficiency Check with a Flight Examiner.
4. Class 2 medical (for PPL) or LAPL medical (for LAPL).
5. No exams.
6. Apply to CAA for the relevant licence.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 22:04
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We did one the other day, including expired JAR licence and a 7 year lapse. Applied on-line, licence back in 2 weeks.

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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 22:35
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It's like riding a bike. A couple of practice flights and a test.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 11:26
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
6. Apply to CAA for the relevant licence.
Even if you have a CAA PPL? Isn't the licence valid forever if you intend to fly non-EASA types?

(I am in a similar boat: CAA PPL/SEP/IR getting back on the horse after 17 years non flying)
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 13:24
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Isn't the licence valid forever if you intend to fly non-EASA types?
Yes, but the class rating isn't and, in any case, the OP referred to a C172, which is an EASA aircraft.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 10:48
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Well, until April 2020 at least ( and problably longer and maybe indefinitely) if you dont want to fly a 172 overseas you can get by with the old ppl(a) and if you fly less that 2000kg mtom (ie most 4 seaters) you can get by with a self declared medical....
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 13:17
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Yes, but the class rating isn't and, in any case, the OP referred to a C172, which is an EASA aircraft.
Yes of course. I was focused on my plan, which is to see if I can go straight into microlight flying. The BMAA have been very helpful.
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