Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:41 pm #1826260
Flyin'Dutch' wrote:JAFO wrote:@Flyin'Dutch' - what you are forgetting is that there are probably plenty of people out there who haven't had a medical as you could get an NPPL ab initio with a GP's certificate (which didn't require a medical, just a knowledge of medical history) and then transfer to a PMD and an LAPL with a PMD.
To get an NPPL medical dec the GP needed to consider the candidate fit to hold an HGV Medical. No GP would sign that without being pretty sure the patient's meeting that standard. All GPs do HGV medicals and many took the view they could only sign that off if they did the medical assessment completely (and get paid for it).
No doubt there will have been some GPs that signed these without a thought but that would have been an insignificant minority.
Hmmm, I'm one of those people that have never had a medical.
NPPL(M) with a GP self declaration for which they just signed and charged me a tenner after I explained it was just permission to drive an HGV. No examination.
I've since added SSEA rating to my licence and I never bothered with the LAPL as I didn't fancy paying 150 quid plus for a AME medical as it was at time.
The best bit is that my self declaration is valid from when I was 29 (date of issue) all the way through to my 45 birthday. 16 years of flying with only a tenner in fees.
I've no intention of ever flying EASA metal I'm happy with permit and micros, more so if the micros agree on the 600kg standard.
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