Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:41 pm #1440592
What is the safety case for requiring a skills test to add a microlight rating to my NPPL when I already hold a full PPL with microlight difference training signed off in my logbook?
3.13 Issue of Microlight Aeroplane Class Rating on the basis of an SEP(Land) Class Rating
Provided that an SEP aeroplane class rating is valid in a UK national licence, an Examiner may revalidate the SEP aircraft class rating as a Microlight aircraft class rating. The Examiner makes the relevant entry in the Certificate of Revalidation page in the holder’s licence, entering the revalidation date in the “Date of Check or Test” column and entering the “Valid To” date as 24 months later. The holder must then apply to PL for the inclusion of the Microlight Class Rating in their licence as the Examiner is not permitted to make entries in the ratings page of the licence.
If the SEP rating or the licence has expired, application for an NPPL with the required ratings should be made to the BMAA (for Microlight) or the LAA for SSEA/SLMG.
I think you will find it filed next to the safety case for the national licence holders not being allowed to fly EASA certified or EASA permit aircraft from April 8th 2018.
Edward Bellamy wrote:Perhaps a silly question, but why would you want to add microlight to your NPPL when you can fly them on your PPL?
kanga wrote:Edward Bellamy wrote:Perhaps a silly question, but why would you want to add microlight to your NPPL when you can fly them on your PPL?
Ironically, of course, some of us have full lifetime ICAO PPLs issued before the microlight class was defined. Any light enough 3-axis was an aeroplane covered by the general SE definition, and powered weightshift did not exist at least as far as the regulators were concerned. Mine theoretically allows me to fly anything from a Gnat to a Chevron, if some owner of either would let me. Oh, and I would also need the signature of a current BoT Examiner to revalidate it ..