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Does it make sense to add a UK license?

I find it hard to keep up to date with all this, but does the above mean that a G-reg certified plane can be flown on any ICAO PPL, VFR, worldwide?

That was the case for decades until not many years ago, and you could even fly IFR but only OCAS (that bit was pretty worthless).

Then it came back but only for uncertified (Annex 1) types e.g. an RV.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

Yes, in accordance with articles 32 and 33 of the Chicago Convention. A certificate of validation should be sought in that case.

Guernsey retains the old UK restriction on “flying in controlled airspace in circumstances requiring compliance with the Instrument Flight Rules.”

London

Once the UK License is issued, does it ever expire?

No; only the class ratings expire, on a PPL.

On an IR, the whole lot, including all the written exams, is lost after 7 years, unless you were flying on another ICAO IR. Same as EASA IR.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

What is this

EDLE, Netherlands

@AeroPlus that is some garbage website from the CAA. See post above.

Whoever posted it on FB didn’t understand it

Post moved to existing thread.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

It looks like the conversion is a matter of getting a UK medical and filling out the online application for about GBP250. Perhaps not worth it, but was just thinking maybe the current circumstances would make obtaining one easy.

Do I understand correctly that as I

- have had a EASA FCL ATPlicense before brexit
- have an EASA FCL ATPlicense currently

I can get a UK CAA ATPlicense, requiring only

- Paperwork
- a UK CAA Cl. 1 Medical

?

always learning
LO__, Austria

Snoopy wrote:

Do I understand correctly that as I

- have had a EASA FCL ATPlicense before brexit
- have an EASA FCL ATPlicense currently

I can get a UK CAA ATPlicense, requiring only

- Paperwork
- a UK CAA Cl. 1 Medical

?

This was essentially the reason for my question initially. If it’s so easy is it worth doing just in case maybe I ever decide to spend an extended period in the UK or want to rent an aircraft in the British Virgin Islands or something?

EHRD, Netherlands

@Qalupalik may know.

You can certainly hold EASA papers as well as UK papers, just like you can hold UK papers and US papers.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

Thanks for bringing this up @dutch_flyer

I might just get one, doesn’t hurt to have it.

always learning
LO__, Austria

Snoopy wrote:

I might just get one, doesn’t hurt to have it.

Let me know if you do and how difficult it is in reality.

EHRD, Netherlands
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