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Flying a g-reg aircraft on a French easa licence after transition

Old 15th Oct 2020, 12:11
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I used the word "approved" it would have been better to use the term 'Licenced'. The very pragmatic FAA allows a non FAA licenced pilot to fly an 'N' aeroplane in a particular country that has issued the pilots licence but only as as far that country sees fit. Just the same many countries may not allow it and some may require formal procedures. If you hold a FAA issued licence being the full licence or the "piggy back" licence as it is commonly known, then you are not restricted by borders and are not required to gain special permissions. I was correct in what I described. The same is true flying a 'G' reg aeroplane if you hold a UK licence. If you will want to operate a 'G' reg aeroplane anywhere than obtain a UK licence, simple in my view.

There is a 2 year period from the 1st January in order to resolve licencing issues and we do not know the outcomes, there is no need to guess, just hold onto your hat.
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 12:58
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Originally Posted by Fl1ingfrog View Post
I...The same is true flying a 'G' reg aeroplane if you hold a UK licence. If you will want to operate a 'G' reg aeroplane anywhere than obtain a UK licence, simple in my view. There is a 2 year period from the 1st January in order to resolve licencing issues and we do not know the outcomes, there is no need to guess, just hold onto your hat.
It is not quite as simple as that. If I knew in advance (which would be the decent thing for the UK to do) I would be able to, if necessary, rush through the procedure to put my aircraft on the "F" register... quite a palaver and very important to complete it before 31 December. I would then be free from all this unnecessary UK-related hastle... But you see "holding onto my hat" until it is too late for that option, effectively rules it out!
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 05:16
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"We own a Tiger on the D reg and have been advised that we can't fly it after 1st Jan with our UK/Easa licenses"

Who advised you of this?

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Old 16th Oct 2020, 07:36
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Originally Posted by Sam Rutherford View Post
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"We own a Tiger on the D reg and have been advised that we can't fly it after 1st Jan with our UK/Easa licenses"

Who advised you of this?

Cheers, Sam.
Hi Sam,
Like everyone else our group has been fielding various opinions over the last year ranging from 'we just don't know' to 'we can't fly a D after 1st jan'.
We found CAA references to the two years grace for Easa license holders to fly the G in the UK, but no CAA reference to UK license holders flying non G....and I believe our maintenance company were of the opinion that as its stands we cannot fly the D after 1 Jan.....this coupled with a CAA inspector on a visit to same company saying that it would be very straightforward to switch our aircraft to the G (no engine overhaul required etc)....so we decided on that as the safest option, even if it proves later on to have been unnecessary.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 10:42
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Originally Posted by mapleworth View Post

So, are you saying that, in your case, you will not be flying G-reg aircraft with your Irish-issued-PPL, or that you will perhaps only be able to fly G-reg aircraft in Ireland?

Perhaps they will be pretty relaxed about EU-regs based in the UK, but there could be a maintenance problem.
No, I will fly my G-reg aeroplanes on my UK CPL. I'll use my FAA CPL for flying N-reg aeroplanes, and I'll use my (soon to be Irish) EASA CPL should there be reason to fly EU registered aeroplanes.

Yes, maintaining three licences is a bit of a nuisance, but one I'm personally accepting the need for as I work around the world quite a lot. Somehow I doubt that my EASA licence will be current all the time, I'm basically parking it in Ireland and will revalidate the bits I need when I need them, or often enough to avoid having to re-do anything from scratch. Similarly I use my FAA 61.75 PPL/IR, and only bother getting an FAA medical when I need CPL privileges on that standalone licence and mainly just worry about keeping that IR current.

It's how it is.

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Old 26th Oct 2020, 14:02
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Since there are so many N-number aircrafts flying in Europe, I guess it would not be an issue to bring your G-registered aircraft to France and keep flying under G.
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