patowalker wrote:This is getting a bit boring, but all that regulation does is authorise the Minister to accept a UK NPPL certified to be ICAO compliant by a CAA approved FE, for flight in any UK registered aircraft. What you need to find now is the Minister's acceptance of that NPPL.
I agree it's a bit tedious but .......what is it about para 18.104.22.168 of Order of 24 July 1991 that isn't explicit regarding NPPL?
For the purposes of this paragraph, the holder of a national private pilot license (N-PPL) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority .............. is authorized to perform flights in France ......
Why is that not enough?
I meant boring for others not particularly interested in our discussion.
It is not enough because the minister was authorised to validate foreign licences that matched the French national private pilot licence. When it became compulsory to replace the French national licence with an EASA Part-FCL licence, that authority was lost and the NPPL acceptance was withdrawn. This was quite logical if you think about it, because France could no longer authorise a foreign national licence to be used to fly EASA aircraft in its airspace. Another benefit of the agreement was that that NPPL (certified ICAO compliant by a FE), could be used with an ICAO compliant Class 2 medical, as opposed to a JAA Compliant Class 2 medical. There was a list of French AMEs willing to do that medical.
The withdrawl of authorisation had little effect, because a standard NPPL SSEA could be used to obtain a LAPL and anybody able to get an ICAO Class 2 medical should be able to get a LAPL medical.
The Minister in charge of civil aviation may accept the exercise in France, and within the limits of the privileges attached to the French private pilot license, of privileges associated with a title issued or validated by a foreign State, or of special foreign privileges. not recognized in France, if this title or these privileges sanction a sufficient level of competence to obtain the title or equivalent French privileges.