This may still be the case in the UK...JFH wrote:You can (right now if you have a current SEP rating) fly 3-axis microlights in the United Kingdom.
A JAR CAA issued PPL(A) holder can fly 3-axis microlights. You don't have to get a NPPL or a new rating. (However, a NPPL holder wishing to fly say a C152 would have to do a PPL A course).
This is no longer possible as the UK now operate under Part FCL (Since September 17th 2012). Now if you switch to a UK licence you will have an EASA PPL which will limit you to flying EASA only aircraft (except in UK airspace where you can continue to fly permit aircraft). The IAA (and most other National CAA's) will not accept you flying a non EASA aircraft on an EASA licence even if you have the relevant rating.JFH wrote:I know a IAA PPL holder who got around this in the summer just gone by insted converting his IAA PPL to a CAA PPL (saved him doing the 5 hours and the test here).
I presume you are referring to Aeronutical Notice P21 issued on May 25th 2012? You are correct however the notice clearly states it is to facilitate visiting pilots and aircraft and not permitted for pilots resident in the state. Therefore, if WingCommander is resident here he is not covered by this notice.JFH wrote:Now, not so long ago, the IAA and CAA made an agreement where NPPL pilots can fly EI/G in Ireland. Ergo, UK CAA issued PPL A pilots can now fly EI-reg'd 3-axis microlights in Irish airspace...!
Mark just a quick question on this, so what do you suspect CAA licence holders will have to do, is it going to have to be a case of a trip accross the border or indeed the pond or will you be able to get someone like the iaa to sign the licence or send off your licence to the caa for an examiner to sign ?mark wrote: --------On a separate note which may be useful to know for UK licence holders flying in Ireland. After November 17th 2012 if you renew your SEP rating in Ireland you will no longer be able to get an Irish examiner to sign your licence. You will need a UK examiner to sign the licence. Irish examiners may be permitted to sign the licence if they complete a "briefing" from the competent authority (in this case the CAA) but given the costs involved I can't see many examiners doing that.
Hope I haven't confused you too much but this is going to be a serious headache for pilots next April.
Hi libertyxl2flyer,libertyxl2flyer wrote:
Mark just a quick question on this, so what do you suspect CAA licence holders will have to do, is it going to have to be a case of a trip accross the border or indeed the pond or will you be able to get someone like the iaa to sign the licence or send off your licence to the caa for an examiner to sign ?
I agree! But there's no point in complaining about it now. The time to do something about it was 3 years ago when these changes were being proposed. A classic example of why pilots should join a representative organisation so they can lobby on your behalf: NMAI, ILAS, AOPA etc.hugoj_air wrote: Bloody hell, I think I'll stick to driving cars. And to think 20 years ago you could fly a microlight without a licence. I know flying HAS to be regulated and training is absolutely vital, but they have gone from one daft extream (no licence) to the other, total bureaucracy!!.
(Note that an EASA type is still an EASA aircraft even when registered outside the EU, not just EI,G reg aircraft etc, this applies to anything that flys which would need an EASA CofA if it was based here)....an EASA licence can only be used to fly an EASA aircraft
Thanks for that WingCommander. I suppose if you don't ask...WingCommander wrote:Hi buggyB
I specifically asked the IAA your last question and they have said that they now believe that agreement has been reached that any hours flown in 3-axis non EASA Annex II aircrafts will be allowed to count towards revalidating an SEP. They believe it will be all hours and not a percentage. Great if it happens. It means all of us will be flying permit aircrafts soon and enjoying the cheaper flying costs!!
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