Gustosomerset wrote:I'm genuinely confused:
"We regulate and implement medical requirements..." CAA Website
"The Authority is doing the best it can within the constraints of the law." nickwilcock
What exactly is the law that now prevents the CAA from regulating and implementing this aspect of medical requirements in the way it previously could?
Apologies if I'm missing something obvious.
An interesting question! The CAA seem to be referring to the ANO(2016) and the imported EASA Part FCL/SFCL legislation. The issue is twofold
1. The ANO(2016) never covered Part-FCL/SFCL licences, so they amended it in January to cover UK Part-FLC/SFCL medical requirements
2. The ANO(2016) never had the distinction between <2000Kg and <5,700Kg. This seems to have been introduced by the CAA (on request from LAA and BMAA) but (as far as I can see, unless there is an ORS I missed) never enacted into formal legislation.
So when they did the amendment there was nothing to reflect the earlier reduction of the PMD requirements for <2000Kg . To further complicate things we did have the ability to operate EASA-Part FCL licences under this (<2000Kg) regime for a few months as part of the Covid ORS extensions....... although technically the pre-Jan21 PMD's only state on the form that they are valid for UK issued licences.
At least this is my understanding - open to correction if I'm wrong as I have no inside knowledge! It would be nice if the PR people in the CAA just came out and said what had happened and what was going on.....