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#1685861
agfoxx wrote:I've checked with the LAA. So here's the definitive answer.
To convert, you need
3 hours training (min), incl one hour of instrument familiarisation and two hours of stalls and spins
Aircraft general exam
Principles of flight exam
NST
GST


interesting, I got quoted "that'll take at least 10 hours" by one school!
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#1685884
Just to be clear to any hopefuls who read page 2 in conjunction with the title, this LAA advice is about Microlight to ssea within the Nppl.
However, there may be scope soon for LAPL changes. When LAPLs first came in, fcl said they could be "short-coursed" on a national basis to keep the French happy about BdB, a change slipped into fcl against all normal procedures, having lost the Basic Lapl vote 26-1. Then with extensions like we had for ssea, i don't think the BdB actually went away but end dates moved. Now Easa seem to be emphasising that nationally driven Lapl course-curtailing ability. We should soon see what it means in practice for nppl holders.... I hope.
#1686033
Regulation (EU) 2019/430 comes into effect on 8 Apr 2019. This concerns the 'Modular LAPL', primarily. Unfortunately, unlike the earlier draft which proposed the concept of 'national' licences, the actual law only applies to the LAPL.

EASA Member States are under no obligation to introduce the Modular LAPL.

There has been no change to the lack of credit for holders of microlight-only pilot licences.
#1686034
So - just to be clear - you're saying that, with my freshly minted NPPL SEP (or SSEA, as it probably should be known), I can wave good-bye to the idea of flying EASA aircraft after April next year; and that the door to potential recognition of NPPL SEP or easy conversion is now finally closed?
#1686066
agfoxx wrote:So - just to be clear - you're saying that, with my freshly minted NPPL SEP (or SSEA, as it probably should be known), I can wave good-bye to the idea of flying EASA aircraft after April next year;

No, I don't see any reason for assuming that is the final definite non-extendable end date
agfoxx wrote: and that the door to ... easy conversion is now finally closed?

Well, wait and see what the CAA do with the ability to shorten initial LAPL courses..... I would imagine/hope they will do the maximum not the minimum for already-licensed pilots, but what that will be, I don't know.