Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)
  • michael747
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    Re: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)

    by michael747 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:37 am

    I had thought of going down this route about a year ago but decided against it.

    The only reason i did so was because i was told that the hours in the (m) would not count towards your CPL (A) hours....

    I was also told at the time that the IAA were contemplating about changing this so that the hours will count.
    Anybody know if it has changed yet?
    Or will it ever change?
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    Re: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)

    by MCRO » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:37 am

    It is amazing how, sometimes, a little research brings forth an unexpected answer

    The UK position is set out at http://www.nationalprivatepilotslicence ... ew/FAQ.htm

    Q What do I need to do to fly microlights on my light aircraft (SEP) licence?

    A You may fly microlights without any further training or testing within the privileges of your CAA or JAA issued PPL (A) if you have a current SEP rating. You are advised to take conversion training with an instructor. You cannot use microlight flying hours towards the maintenance of the SEP rating. If your SEP rating lapses and you wish to continue to fly microlights you should apply for a NPPL with a microlight rating attached. The requirements are given in the cross credit document on this site.

    Being careful to take on board HUM's very correct caution about belief in website gossip I believe this is still the case in Ireland

    Nothing has been done (yet) to diminish the Irish PPL

    Possibly because it would be invidious to take from local PPL's freedoms automatically enjoyed by any visiting PPL

    Maurice
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    Re: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)

    by Lambada Crazy » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:08 pm

    Hi,

    I recently tried to do this myself.
    The situation in ireland is that I cannot fly a Microlight in ireland on a UK JAA PPL, I can however get a "microlight rating" added onto my JAA Licence, This is done by going to any Microlight training Facility (Irish Aero Sports comes to mind) and do training with the instructor. You then have to pass a check with the CFI of that trianing facility.

    I beleive then you will get a IAA national licence with a Microlight rating on it.

    Even though if i went to the UK i could fly a microlight with no difference training.

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    Re: Changing from PPL(a) to PPL(m)

    by MHRCRO » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:55 am

    These argument become circular

    As I understand it an EI Reg microlight may be flown in Irish Airspace by

    A pilot holding a Licence issued or validated for that purpose by Ireland

    A pilot holding an any ICAO PPL rated for SEP aeroplane

    A pilot holding a JAA SEP licence - provided the microlight flown conforms to the JAA definition

    To arrive at the above consider that

    JAR FCL 1005 (a)(5) does not outlaw JAA defined microlights

    The mention of new microlight categories, originally in AN 45, can only apply to NPPL type licences, as ICAO does not provide for introduction of new Categories (only classes) by individual stataes

    Let there be peace

    Maurice

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