Wed May 15, 2019 1:51 am
A relevant aside - I was heavily involved in the move from the old 390kg microlight definition to the current 450kg definition. When that happened, a lot of aeroplanes that had been "group A" (SEP now) became compulsorily microlights. This meant that a lot of pilots could apparently no longer maintain their SEP ratings on them.
I took a proposal to the CAA, who accepted it, which was that anybody who owned an aeroplane which became a microlight, could continue to use those hours to maintain their SEP ratings, but once it changed owner any new owner could not.
I'm sure that the BMAA still have the correspondence somewhere, and it may be very useful for a lot of people to quote that precedent.
I am Spartacus, and so is my co-pilot.