New Flight Crew Licensing regulations...
Please take note that with immediate effect several important pilot licensing changes have now been introduced.
To summarise, please do not allow your licence privileges to expire, especially beyond 3 years.
For example, if you let your SEP(Class)/MEP(Class) expire by more than 3 months you now require a minimum of 2 training sessions prior to taking Proficiency Check.
Expired by more than 1 year? - a minimum of 3 training sessions.
Expired by more than 3 years? - now you are required to 'undergo the training required for initial issue of the rating'.
Similar rules have been introduced for IR, let it lapse by more than 7 years and entire course including theoretical ground exams needs to be retaken.
Your 24month SEP Class Rating will now be dated to expire the last day of the month of expiry. The paperwork to Renew or Revalidate your SEP is now 7 pages and requires an additional submission (SRG2199) and will attract a fee. Club fees are being raised for annual membership to £95+vat annually but will now include a Renewal/Revalidation administration fee for club members (otherwise it will be £10+vat for non club members).
The IMC Rating is still under discussion. However, it will from now on be recorded as IR(Restricted) upon Revalidation.
The '1hr Instructional Flight' may now consist of up to 3 dual flights with same instructor.
Please check your licence now! There is no transitional relief and these rules apply from 17th Sept 2012.
Interestingly it is now possible to conduct Proficiency Check with an out of date medical. You may simply not exercise privileges until medical is renewed.
To revalidate your SEP Class Rating, assuming you meet the Revalidation requirements (12hrs in last 12months 1 of these 'Dual' and signed off by instructor as 'satisfactory'), you need to download SRG1119B from CAA website (all 7 pages!), complete, then present it, your Licence and Logbook to an examiner to sign and date your FCL150 Certificate of Revalidation. The SRG1119B then needs posting to Licensing & Training Standards (no fee!) at the CAA.
To Renew your SEP Class Rating, assuming you have not achieved enough hours or dual flight or have 'expired' by not more than 3 years, you need to download SRG1119C and arrange to have a Licensing Proficiency Check Flight with examiner. Note that this will last approx 1hr and may have to be preceeded by either 2 or 3 training sorties depending how 'expired' you are. Again completion of the form is applicants responsibilty!
Derick is happy to assist but Examiners now have their own bunch of additional paperwork to forward, copy and retain for 5 years so please come 'prepared' with at least the forms completed with your personal details as this will save time.
Renewal of expired SEP Class Rating incur no charge by CAA unless expired by more than 3 years.
Please check your Licence NOW as so far several members have done so and been suprised to notice they have 'expired'!
As always, if you need assistance as a club member, Derick remains at your disposal!