johnm wrote:You have to understand that the UK, if no longer a member of EASA, can't issue or revalidate an EASA licence, the logic is inescapable. The only way forward is to move the licence to a state that IS a member of EASA and then it's like being a Brit with an FAA licence. There will be ATOs and DTOs with EASA certification, but that certification came from the UK CAA and may become invalid unless they too get sign off from a sympathetic EASA NAA. On the plus side EASA have already opened the door for maintenance shops to continue their certification as third country EASA certified operations.
A broadly correct summary of the significant issues potentially facing us next year. The fundamental point is that there is no such thing as an EASA licence, in the same way as there was no such thing as a JAA licence, and there is no such thing as an ICAO licence. There are UK issued licences which are EASA compliant - the worry is that this compliance will cease automatically at 2300 on March 29th, although the ICAO compliance will remain. Well, apart from the LAPL...
Yes, this is no huge deal to an individual pilot as long as your licence issuing state and aircraft registration match, and it won't automatically shut down my flying activities overnight. But it is an issue for companies and FIs/FEs (in which I include FE, CRE, IRE, TRE, FIE...) who at present enjoy the freedom to test on aircraft registered in other EASA Member States without extensive validation paperwork/costs, or to train/test individuals with licences issued in other EASA MS without too much hassle.
This is all worst case of course, but....!