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Revalidating your Licence / Rating

 We can help you keep and maintain your licence and ratings current by booking a lesson with one of our instructors / examiners.

Below are tables that will help you to understand what is needed for your circumstances. If you have any more questions about your requirements then don't hesitate to ask us.

 Revalidating Current held Ratings

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NPPL Licence Holder
Revalidation of Single Engine Piston Rating

All NPPLs remain valid for the lifetime of the holder.

They can only be used if they contain a valid Class Rating and all Class Ratings on NPPLs have a 24 month validity period. In this period, a total of at least 12 hours flight time, including 8 hours as PIC must be completed in order to revalidate by experience.

Holder of a licence should complete on the class of aeroplanes held:

(a) within the period of validity (24 months) of the rating, have flown as pilot:

  • at least 12 hours flight time including 8 hours PIC.
  • at least 12 take-offs and landings.
  • at least 1 hour of flight training with an instructor. If this flight time has not been completed, the rating will be endorsed 'Single seat only'.

(b) Within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, have flown as pilot:

  • at least 6 hours flight time.
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CAA / JAA / EASA Revalidation of Single Engine Piston Rating

A revalidation may only be used for a class rating which has not expired. The revalidation can be done by Skills Test or by logbook demonstration of experience.

By Test: If done by test it can be done within 3 months prior to expiry of the class rating, and the class rating will be valid for 2 years from the date of expiry of the previous class rating.

By Experience: In order to have a Class Rating (Single Engine Piston) revalidated you must have completed the following IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRY DATE OF THE RATING:

12 hours of flight time in SEP or TMG aircraft as appropriate, to include;

  1. 6 hours as pilot-in-command;
  2. 12 take-offs and landings;
  3. A single training flight of at least 1 hour's duration with a Flight Instructor who must countersign the appropriate logbook entry.
  • If revalidating by flying experience, and providing the examiner signs the Certificate of Revalidation page within the 3 months prior to the rating expiry, the validity of the revalidated rating will be calculated from the date of expiry of the preceding rating.

Currently at Inverness we have 3 local examiners authorised to sign class rating revalidations by experience.

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 Renewing Expired Ratings / Licences

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Class Rating Renewal

A renewal is required if the class rating has expired. i.e. the date is after the "Valid until" date shown on the Class rating page.

Where licence holders have been unable to renew a SEP (Land) or TMG Class Rating for a period not exceeding 5 years from the date of expiry, they will be required to complete the following requirements:

  1. The CAA will require no mandatory additional training. Applicants should complete training as required to pass the Skill Test.
  2. Complete the Skill Test with a JAR Authorised Examiner.
  3. Pass an oral theoretical knowledge examination conducted by the Examiner as part of the skill test.
In Inverness we have access to 3 examiners, David Boag being available full time.
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Expired Licence

Extract taken from  CAA LASORS 2008
(Current as of October 2010)

If the holder of an expired UK National or JAR-FCL pilot’s licence has held a valid Certificate of Test, Certificate of Experience or Certificate of Revalidation for any type/class rating that has not expired by more than 5 years, then only the appropriate valid medical certificate must be obtained to re-issue the licence.

If the holder of a UK National or JAR-FCL pilot’s licence has not held a valid Certificate of Test, Certificate of Experience or Certificate of Revalidation for any type/class rating that has expired by more than 5 years they may not have their licence re-issued until such time as an appropriate valid medical certificate and Certificate of Revalidation are obtained.

The holder of an Radio Telephony Licence which has expired for more than 1 year but less 10 years will have to undergo a written examination. The holder of a lifetime UK RT Licence and has not excercised its priveleges for a period of more than ten years will have to undergo a writen exam and a practical RT exam.

 

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