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#1759958
The CAA has issued a further exemption, extending the validity of ratings and endorsements on UK PPL and NPPL licences, to 22nd November 2020 subject to ground endorsements by instructors or examiners.

The link to the CAA document is: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/ORS4No1376.pdf
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#1759994
The CAA has issued a further exemption, extending the validity of ratings and endorsements on UK PPL and NPPL licences, to 22nd November 2020 subject to ground endorsements by instructors or examiners.


Not just 'ground endorsement':

[…]have received refresher theoretical knowledge and flight training from a CRI or FI applicable to the class[…]
#1760028
nickwilcock wrote:
The CAA has issued a further exemption, extending the validity of ratings and endorsements on UK PPL and NPPL licences, to 22nd November 2020 subject to ground endorsements by instructors or examiners.


Not just 'ground endorsement':

[…]have received refresher theoretical knowledge and flight training from a CRI or FI applicable to the class[…]


But the explanatory note states: Recording of the extension of the recency validity period, should be
subject to a briefing that can be conducted via preferably an electronic audio-visual link
or telephone or in person maintaining social distancing requirements, covering
theoretical knowledge and flight safety subjects.
. That makes sense! Perhaps the word "safety" was inadvertently omitted from the main text.
Also para 5 of the main text has no context - it's just a list, no explanation of what the list is there for. Methinks some redrafting is required!
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#1760061
Dave W wrote:COVID-19 - National exemption issued equivalent to ORS4 No. 1374.


Not exactly equivalent - for some reason the FCL stuff refers to ratings that expire before October and the national one only covers ones that expire before 31 July. I don't think that those working to do this would do it solely to **** me off - my rating was validated by test on 4 August 18 - but it has. :D
#1760078
ORS4 No.1376 is frankly baffling. I have written to the responsible folk in the CAA asking for urgent clarification:
We are experiencing considerable difficulty in trying to understand the refresher training requirements of ORS4 No.1376 for Class, Type, Instrument and IMC Ratings and need urgent clarification:

1. Para 5 (iii) states that refresher training may only be conducted ‘following the removal of the current HM Government restrictions’ - yet Explanatory Note 4 (a) refers to a briefing being conducted remotely or ‘in person maintaining social distancing requirements’. These two statements seem to be mutually contradictory.

2. A mandatory requirement for refresher flight training has been introduced in ORS4 No.1376, although no similar requirement exists under ORS4 No.1374. Obviously no such flight training may be conducted during the current period of restrictions, but it would be helpful to have an explanation for this requirement.

3. ORS4 No.1376 only applies to Ratings expiring before 31 July 2020, yet ORS4 No.1374 applies to Ratings expiring before 31 October 2020. Why are these dates different?

4. Explanatory Note 4(a) implies that the pilot’s logbook must record that a briefing has been given, presumably because Forms SRG 1100 & SRG 1100A may only be used for Part-FCL licensing purposes; however, para 5 (iii) (2) states that the licence shall be endorsed with the new expiry date (probably 22 Nov 2020). Assuming that a pilot has a validity extension until 22 Nov 2020 and completes any outstanding revalidation requirements before this date, what will be the new validity expiry date? Normally if revalidation requirements for an SEP Class Rating have been completed before a 22 Nov 2020 validity expiry date, the subsequent validity expiry date would be 30 Nov 2022 - is this the same for ORS4 No.1374 or ORS4 No. 1376 validity extensions?

5. Para 7 refers to the extension of Medical Certificates, yet restricts holders of extended certificates from operating outside the UK FIR. Why? There is no similar restriction in ORS4 No.1374; normally this restriction would only apply to pilots who are using a PMD.

Although industry is extremely grateful to the Authority for the very considerable volume of work which has been undertaken to produce these exemptions, in order to brief our members we need clarification of ORS4 No.1376 and time is of the essence if confusion is not to reign!
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#1760084
Nick I’m glad you are also baffled.

For 1374, once one actually sat down and reviewed carefully it’s actually quite a well written exemption. 1376, despite being shorter and appearing simpler seems to lack the same internal consistency. Wouldn’t want to be too critical though, there might be a reading of it that we are missing...

No doubt enlightenment will be forthcoming next week.
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