Cessna57 wrote:I have an EASA PPL(A).
Will the CAA just print us all new licenses to use in the U.K. ? How will they be valid in Europe? Will I need two licenses?
Why would we? We're an ICAO country. Unlike the EU.
Currently we are an ICAO EU member state, so there is, at the very least , some discussion and paperwork to be done...... the EU is in fact an ICAO member in its own right as well as the individual member states as I recall.
Nope, each member state is an ICAO member in its own right but not the EU. EASA is a framework that all of the EU ICAO members operate to in order to mutual recognition of all licences and ratings across the states. This is part of the free movement of people to allow us to transparently migrate the EU and work. The loss of EASA membership for the UK would be an absolute tragedy for those of us flying for EU operators and for the UK commercial flight training industry which will be pretty much decimated by not being able to train students for EU courses and EU accepted licences. Our own national recruitment requirements would not fill the void left by the loss of international students.
Its OK for flyer forum PPLs to sit and say I am all right jack in their little cubs and Jodels but the world is much bigger for commercial aviation and there is a disaster looming on the horizon if a deal is not struck.