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Converting EASA CPL to UK CPL

Old 11th Oct 2020, 12:09
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Converting EASA CPL to UK CPL

Hello Guys,

I currently hold a Hungarian EASA CPL, I would like to convert it into UK CAA. What is the process of conversion and am I able to hold two licence at the same time ?
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 14:58
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Right now it's just a case of transferring your medical records to the UK, provided that can before done by 31 Dec when the UK leaves EASA. You will then hold a UK-issued EASA licence that will automatically become a UK national licence. You may not hold two EASA licences for the same class of aircraft but you can hold both an EASA licence and a UK national licence.

It is not yet clear what the procedure will be to obtain a UK licence on the basis of a foreign issued EASA licence after 31 Dec.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 15:16
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thanks BillieBob, I have checked UK CAA website, However it states that if I want to get UK CAA Licence I have to surrender my EU Licence In that case I will only hold UK national licence.And I will loose my EASA Licence. Correct me if I am wrong?
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 16:21
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Yes you can change to a UK licence but you will have to surrender your current EASA Licence. After 31 December I believe the same procedure will apply and you will receive a UK Part FCL licence.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 16:54
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That applies only to a UK-issued EASA licence. If you obtain a UK national licence on the basis of a foreign (Hungarian) issued EASA licence, they cannot demand that you surrender your EASA licence. Of course, if you take the route of transferring to the UK before they leave EASA you will have a UK-issued EASA licence on 31 Dec and you would have to surrender that. However, from 1 Jan it would not be recognised as an EASA licence anywhere else in Europe in any case.
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Old 13th Oct 2020, 16:40
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Thanks for the replay. I heard from one of my friend that there is a separate RT exam when he did his license from UK. However in Hungary we don’t give any separate RT exam. So in that case when they issue my license do they issue my RT as well or do I have to take a separate RT exam ?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 17:14
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I don't think that we know the answer to that yet, but yes, the UK has a peculiarity of a national requirement for an RT practical test. So far as I know, you don't have to do that if you transfer a complete licence over, so you *probably* don't need to, but I'd not be afraid of it - it's basically sit in a room with a headset on talk your way around a simple route, and make a coherent mayday call.

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