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14th Aug 2022, 09:40
Replies: 22
Views: 3,084
Posted By BillieBob

There is no weight limit on an EASA (or UK) PPL. ...

There is no weight limit on an EASA (or UK) PPL. It is theoretically possible to add a type rating for any multi-pilot aeroplane but one would first have to hold or have held a MEIR, pass the ATPL...
14th Aug 2022, 09:25
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By BillieBob

For EASA, try page 140 of this document...

For EASA, try page 140 of this document (https://www.easa.europa.eu/downloads/115485/en). The (almost identical) UK version is on page 5 of this document...
8th Aug 2022, 13:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By BillieBob

'Safe' and 'cheap' suggests gliders or...

'Safe' and 'cheap' suggests gliders or microlights. Many modern microlights will out-perform a C150 and are cheaper to operate. Consider a visit to Rufforth (York Gliding Centre...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By BillieBob

From the current version...

From the current version (https://www.caa.co.uk/media/kqzpwgxn/law-1178-2011-feb-2022.pdf) of the retained EU legislation:



Once again, information on the CAA website is found to be incorrect...
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By BillieBob

Provided that you keep the IR valid on your UK...

Provided that you keep the IR valid on your UK licence, the 7 year deadline doesn't apply (see FCL625(e)).
29th Jun 2022, 13:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By BillieBob

And those from the USA, France, Belgium, Germany,...

And those from the USA, France, Belgium, Germany, etc., etc. There aren't many pilot licences in the world that are not ICAO compliant.

excrab is correct - it is a UK ATPL
8th Feb 2022, 15:02
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By BillieBob

Then why, following expiry, are ratings...

Then why, following expiry, are ratings transferred to the back of the licence under 'Ratings previously held by the holder'?
15th Jan 2022, 10:31
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By BillieBob

Wouldn't surprise me since, for many years, they...

Wouldn't surprise me since, for many years, they didn't know how many PPL schools were operating in the UK.
31st Dec 2021, 09:31
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By BillieBob

The ORS (No.4 1490) upon which the CAA guidance...

The ORS (No.4 1490) upon which the CAA guidance is based has been withdrawn, rendering that guidance moot.

Reverting to the relevant legal requirements and since the aircraft is registered in...
9th Sep 2021, 13:36
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By BillieBob

There is no EASA question bank. The response you...

There is no EASA question bank. The response you received is entirely correct; the questions for the PPL examination in Switzerland will have been set by BAZL themselves.
4th Jul 2021, 21:26
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By BillieBob

I think that the last 18 months of scaremongering...

I think that the last 18 months of scaremongering projections and demonstrably inaccurate computer models have shown very clearly how "a collective of highly talented, committed and educated...
2nd Jul 2021, 09:58
Replies: 23
Views: 4,655
Posted By BillieBob

The fact remains that, except in the case of the...

The fact remains that, except in the case of the seminar, there is no requirement for a specific approval for refresher training prior to FI renewal, which is implicit in the approval of an FI...
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By BillieBob

You must hold the relevant class or type rating...

You must hold the relevant class or type rating at the time of revalidation/renewal unless the IR revalidation/renewal is combined with the revalidation/renewal of the relevant class or type rating...
25th May 2021, 10:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By BillieBob

Why would it need to be attached to a UK licence?...

Why would it need to be attached to a UK licence? FAA instructors at EASA ATOs in the US do not have their EASA instructor certificate attached to their FAA licence (sorry, license).
24th May 2021, 09:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By BillieBob

Not entirely true. Instructors at third country...

Not entirely true. Instructors at third country ATOs are required to hold an EASA instructor certificate but not necessarily an EASA licence (FCL.900(c))
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By BillieBob

Your understanding is correct - the EASA IR skill...

Your understanding is correct - the EASA IR skill test must be taken in one of the member states. Additionally, the course must include acclimatisation flying in that member state precisely so that...
21st May 2021, 08:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By BillieBob

What he said. The only limitations on the...

What he said. The only limitations on the LAPL(H) are the number of engines (1) and the certificated take-off mass (2000kg).
9th May 2021, 10:40
Replies: 34
Views: 4,246
Posted By BillieBob

So does an ATO.

So does an ATO.
4th May 2021, 10:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By BillieBob

What Whopity said, you do not need to hold a...

What Whopity said, you do not need to hold a valid medical certificate to undergo a proficiency check. The Flight Examiners Handbook states:
Replies: 92
Views: 21,485
Posted By BillieBob

Now that has got to take the prize for the...

Now that has got to take the prize for the funniest comment ever!
26th Apr 2021, 09:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By BillieBob

True, but the Regulation has been retained in UK...

True, but the Regulation has been retained in UK law (see CAP 2024A00 (https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=10002)) and so Whopity is correct.
19th Apr 2021, 09:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By BillieBob

No. The FCL.945 authorisation must come from the...

No. The FCL.945 authorisation must come from the competent authority responsible for the applicant's licence - in this case Sweden.
13th Mar 2021, 09:38
Replies: 58
Views: 8,006
Posted By BillieBob

The truncation is caused by the map data to the...

The truncation is caused by the map data to the east and west of the grid line being of differing dates. Have look a little further south where similar changes are evident in the mapping of Epsom...
2nd Mar 2021, 09:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By BillieBob

For 'difficulties' read 'extortionate costs'

For 'difficulties' read 'extortionate costs'
12th Feb 2021, 10:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By BillieBob

The decision making part of the CAA is currently...

The decision making part of the CAA is currently hamstrung by its overwhelming desire to maintain as much alignment as possible with EU legislation in the hope of achieving some sort of mutual...
2nd Feb 2021, 09:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,925
Posted By BillieBob

One further small point of clarification. It is...

One further small point of clarification. It is not a PPL proficiency check that is required (there is no such thing) but a class rating proficiency check. A proficiency check is used for...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By BillieBob

If you have never held a licence other than an...

If you have never held a licence other than an MPL, you will never have demonstrated your ability to fly a single-pilot aeroplane and, consequently, you ATPL(A) will be restricted to multi-pilot...
20th Jan 2021, 09:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By BillieBob

The expiry of your SEP class rating has no direct...

The expiry of your SEP class rating has no direct effect on the validity of your FI certificate. You may continue to exercise any of the privileges of your FI certificate that do not require you to...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,665
Posted By BillieBob

The exams remain valid for 3 years for issue of...

The exams remain valid for 3 years for issue of an IR from the date that you pass the last subject. Holding a CPL does not affect the validity of the exams.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,665
Posted By BillieBob

1. Austro Control should provide you with a...

1. Austro Control should provide you with a letter stating which subjects you have passed and on what date, which should be submitted with your licence application to the UK CAA.

2. If, when...
7th Jan 2021, 10:17
Replies: 19
Views: 2,030
Posted By BillieBob

There is no provision in the Aircrew Regulation...

There is no provision in the Aircrew Regulation for the 'conversion' of a night rating, which may be issued only on the basis of training received at an EASA approved ATO or DTO. The holder of an...
26th Dec 2020, 09:31
Replies: 31
Views: 9,319
Posted By BillieBob

Negotiations are already underway towards a UK/EU...

Negotiations are already underway towards a UK/EU BASA allowing mutual recognition of pilot licences. To this end, the UK is unlikely to diverge far (if at all) from the existing EU Aircrew...
24th Dec 2020, 09:35
Replies: 73
Views: 16,651
Posted By BillieBob

That must really annoy the helicopters.

That must really annoy the helicopters.
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By BillieBob

The DTO is the new 'Registered Facility', an...

The DTO is the new 'Registered Facility', an ATO-lite aimed at PPL level training. Never heard of an NTO.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By BillieBob

You are looking at an outdated version of the...

You are looking at an outdated version of the regulations. FCL.720 has not read that since it was amended by Regulation 2018/1974, applicable from 20/12/2019.
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