Trying to keep track of and understand the different rules and regulations about pilot licensing can be quite difficult.
So I’ve written up some notes on my understanding of some common issues in the hope that this will be of help to others.
The usual disclaimers apply – do your own research and don’t rely on anything written here as accurate, up-to-date or complete.
UK Pilot licences
- How EASA FCL affects a JAR-PPL Private Pilot
- How EASA proposals affect the IMC and Instrument Rating for UK JAR-PPLs
- How the new LAPL – Light Aircraft Pilot Licence – affects NPPL pilots
US Pilot certificates (based on a UK one)
The FAA issues Airman’s Certificates rather than Licences, but you can get one on the basis of a valid EASA PPL, add US ratings to it (e.g. Seaplane) or EASA ones (e.g. IR)
- How to get a US FAA PPL Licence based on your UK PPL
- Seaplane Rating in Florida
- Adding an EASA Instrument Rating onto a US FAA PPL certificate
UK Aircraft Avionic Requirements
And for those who own or share aircraft, some upcoming changes over the next few years
- EASA Part-FCL (“Easy to read” version consolidated with Acceptable Means of Compliance)
- CAP 804 – The now outdated UK CAA rulebook for flight crew licencing which includes additional information for UK national licences/ratings and conversion to EASA.