nickwilcock wrote:Currently, it won't.
However, I am having a WebEx with EASA next week and have formally tabled the topic of Annex 1 flight time recognition
As things now stand, the only recognition of Annex 1(e) flight time acceptable to EASA is towards revalidation of SEP/TMG class ratings or LAPL privileges.
EAS proposed further acceptance (e.g. towards LAPL initial issue), but from what I've heard, no-one else supported the case.
On behalf of IAOPA I have also proposed that the '10hr PIC before carrying passengers' restriction on LAPL holders should include Annex 1(e) flight time.
I’ve emailed the UKCAA the following shown below. If you’re in a position to get clarification for this Nick and perhaps even better make the case to the relevant body for allowing this it would be greatly appreciated by myself and I’m sure others who currently have plenty of flying experience but are being forced to fork out for more hour building when that money could go towards furthering flying training with the mep/meir/cpl course post ATPL completion.
It seems absolutely ridiculous that this needs to even be asked considering the state of modern microlights such as the Eurostars and C42s are effectively a paperwork exercise to convert between group A and microlight despite quite obviously sharing the exact same principles of flight and handling characteristics.
“I’d like to enquire about EASA's new position highlighted in the article I have linked, published by the BMAA, regarding the allowance of 3-axis, fixed wing microlight hours to be counted towards renewal and revalidation of an EASA LAPL or EASA PPL.https://www.bmaa.org/files/EASA_Allowan ... L-LAPL.pdf
This is a change from the previous position where these hours could only be counted towards the renewal or revalidation of an NPPL (M) or NPPL (SSEA).
The new allowance is also in line with the ICAO definition of aircraft accepted by EASA, EC Reg 1178 defines aeroplanes in compliance with ICAO as:
‘Aeroplane’ means an engine-driven fixed-wing aircraft heavier than air which is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its wings.
As a 3-axis, fixed wing microlight is covered by this definition and the flight time now recognised by EASA for currency in regards to the EASA PPL and as falling into the ICAO definition or "aeroplanes", does this allow for microlight flight time to be counted towards the required totals for a CPL (200 hours) considering I hold an EASA PPL?”