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Old 27th Jan 2020, 19:43
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Hurray for the CAA!

What!!!??? I hear you cry?

Let me explain.

Last Tuesday afternoon I sat down with a student who had just passed his skills test for PPL(A) and we completed his on-line application, finishing about 1600. I got an e-mail from him this morning saying his licence had arrived in the post this morning (Monday). That means the CAA posted it on Friday.

What fantastic service! Thank you, CAA.

TOO
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 00:39
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Meanwhile, if you have a problem with your medical, expect 3 - 6 months for what should take 24 hours...
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 19:52
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FCL have nothing to do now most of commercial aviation ( both pilots & engineers ) have moved their licences to EU states because of Brexit.
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Old 29th Jan 2020, 19:28
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Utter crap.... I and most of my uk based colleagues still hold CAA FCL GBR ATPLS
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 08:42
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Originally Posted by basil faulty View Post
Utter crap.... I and most of my uk based colleagues still hold CAA FCL GBR ATPLS
No itís not utter crap.....Most of us have moved to other EU states to maintain our EASA privileges. In my company those of us with U.K. licences went to Austro Control. I have kept a U.K. ICAO licence as a placeholder but it has no EASA type ratings on it just SEP/MEP and IR, FI etc. But it will just sit there now doing nothing until we see what happens.

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Old 30th Jan 2020, 08:58
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There are many ATPL holders whose companies wanted them to migrate to the IAA. However, when they found out how many privileges would be lost in the process they refused.............
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 10:55
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Originally Posted by TheOddOne View Post
What!!!??? I hear you cry?

Let me explain.

Last Tuesday afternoon I sat down with a student who had just passed his skills test for PPL(A) and we completed his on-line application, finishing about 1600. I got an e-mail from him this morning saying his licence had arrived in the post this morning (Monday). That means the CAA posted it on Friday.

What fantastic service! Thank you, CAA.

TOO
You guys have no idea how lucky you are.

It took 2 months from passing my GFT to getting my logbook back and my license issued, during which time I was unable to fly. Immediately after getting that documentation my 2019 airside pass expired (surprise! Who knew that 2019 was coming to an end?). Now I can't access airside until that pass is renewed and that can't be renewed until my resident's permit is renewed, that is approved, but not issued due to some other delay. I spend a crazy amount time waiting on a broken bureaucracy. Now my license expires mid this year because my medical expires then, so I need to renew my medical (which is easy) and then use that to renew my PPL, which I expect to be another substantial delay.
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 14:31
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There are many ATPL holders whose companies wanted them to migrate to the IAA. However, when they found out how many privileges would be lost in the process they refused.............
I had heard that which is why we went to Austria. We maiantained all our privileges and In fact gained a few new ones.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 18:06
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Lucky you Licensing have just managed to completely misplace one of my students logbooks two licences and all his paperwork.Having done that they are now ignoring him.The big guns are now going in to assist.To clarify they have acknowledged and partially actioned receipt of all the items.Deal with them at your peril !
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