My 'what's new' one pager (http://www.higherplane.co.uk/bfr-ground.pdf
) has burst its banks for the first time in 20 years and page two may be of some use to prime readers with something before jumping into the legalese of the actual exemptions (which they should). Some feedback I am getting after reading mine suggests some clubs/instructors really don't understand the rules, and specifically don't realise that after the briefing:
a) the national licence requires a dual flight once flying restarts, for the pilot to have the rating extended. (Side note, I wonder if when we restart, we should leave instructing to the youngies for a while, they are rumoured to be more resilient than us oldies)
b) a briefing and log book signing (or form signing) does not automatically make the LAPL(A) holder valid, all it does is, when the pilot next flies p1, it extends how far the pilot can look back to find the required hours/to&l. This means the pilot is only valid on next p1 flight if the 'usual' requirements are met over a 32 month historic period.... but as I maintain, many don't know the 24 month 'usual' anyway and seem to work to a forward date of "next 2 yearly dual flight" or some SEP future expiry date that some instructor or examiner has mistakenly written into their licence, but with 32 months there is probably more chance of them accidentally being valid! Perhaps this briefing is the time to establish if they understand that they are working historically, purely for their own protection should insurance companies ever understand the rules after an incident. AND of course a LAPL(A) holder may pay for the specified briefing not realising if he/she did all the historic requirements fairly recently, they will count on a 24 month history when we restart - ie: the temporary move to 32 months is not compulsory, just like if you had an EASA-SEP rating expiring well into next year, why pay for a briefing? - but pilots will be bamboozled into paying for briefings that are not needed.
Irv Lee - (R/T & Flight Examiner)
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