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EASA Courses and Brexit

Old 19th Aug 2019, 15:53
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EASA Courses and Brexit

Hello,

New member here. Apologies if I've missed a big thread on the following, but I can't find a whole amount of information on here.


I have reserved a place for next year at a medium size training school in the west of England, ATPL/CPL/ME/IR course. I recently enquired with the school about their plans to offer EASA courses should the UK leave EASA, and they were quite clear in saying that should that happen, they shall quite happily offer UK CAA courses instead.


I know nobody knows what is going to happen, but this has made me quite cautious - I am under the impression that an EASA licence would be a lot more worthy in that scenario than a UK licence. This has lead me to looking into schools abroad - Bartolini - where I can guarantee the continuation of EASA courses long term.


I guess the first question I have is whether others advise that my logic here is correct, and heading to a large European school is more 'sure fire' to gain an EASA licence over the next 12-18 months. Secondly, I hold a PPL and Class 1 obtained within the UK. If I was to go down this route and train within Europe, would I have to undergo any conversions to maintain the currency of my licences within Europe.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 16:54
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In response to the second question, you can transfer your license to one of the other EASA countries.

People living in UK usually prefers Ireland (IAA) for license transfer.

If you have Irish PPL, you can take ATPL (A) theory course, exams and cpl mep ir training in any EASA country. After your skill test (for CPL MEP IR), your own authority issues your licence.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 17:05
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[QUOTE= your own authority issues your licence.[/QUOTE]

In your case this is the authority you moved the medical and license to, not the UKCAA
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 17:20
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Originally Posted by portos8 View Post
In your case this is the authority you moved the medical and license to, not the UKCAA
Absolutely.

After transferring licence from UK to Ireland, there will be no relationship with UK CAA. IAA will issue new licence, rate or medical certificate.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 05:46
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" I am under the impression that an EASA licence would be a lot more worthy in that scenario than a UK licence. "

but the UK issued EASA licence is also the most desirable. There is now an EASA law that provides a grace period of 9 months should Brexit happen (I don't think it will),
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There is now an EASA law that provides a grace period of 9 months should Brexit happen (I don't think it will)

Also in the case of a hard Brexit (no exit agreement)?
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 09:11
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There is now an EASA law that provides a grace period of 9 months should Brexit happen
Which would that be, Portos?

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