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UK CAA - Brexit - EASA

Details on the UK CAA departure from EASA will be shared on this page.

All current validations can be found on the UK - EU transition microsite. Validations.

CAA Extensions and Exemptions to regulations can be found here.

25 Jun 21 - ORS4 No.1495: Holders of Part-FCL Instructor and/or Examiner privileges issued by EASA Member States to Former UK Part-FCL Instructors and/or Examiners after 31 December 2020.

This ORS extends instructor and examiner ratings / certificates for pilots who SOLI'd, but their new EASA licence arrived after 31 Dec 20 but before 31 Mar 21. This ORS allows instructors and examiners to continue using their EASA licence for UK training and tests until 31 Oct 21. Link here.

6 Apr 21 - Updated guidance and links for applying for a UK Part-FCL licence. Link here.

17 Mar 21 - CAA have released the application process for licence issue for EASA licence holders who previously held UK Part-FCL licences. If you SOLI'd, you can apply for a UK Part-FCL licence from 1st April 21 to run in parallel to your EASA licence. Link here to the CAA page.

26 Feb 21 - ORS4 No 1469. This extends the previous deadline from 31 Dec 20 to 31 Mar 21 for former UK examiners and instructors who have SOLI'd to an EASA licence but didn't receive their new certificate before the 31 Dec 20 deadline. Link here.

Holders of Part-FCL Instructor and/or Examiner privileges issued by EASA Member States to to Former UK Part-FCL Instructors and/or Examiners after 31 December 2020.

The CAA is aware that a of instructors and examiners did not obtain their EASA issued licences/certificates before 31 December 2020, due to COVID-19 infection and associated restrictions affecting EASA Members States in processing time. This Exemption is aimed to assist the UK training industry in the interim.

16 Feb 21 - IFEIA produced guide for what pilots, instructors and examiners which explains what they can and can't do now the UK has left EASA. This covers UK and EASA pilots as well as those still transferring. Document is on the UKFlying LinkedIn page, linked here.

12 Feb 21 - From the CAA:

Individuals who started their theoretical examinations with an EASA Member State and transfer to complete remaining examinations should note:

  • those who have taken examinations under ECQB06 and ECQB07 with an EASA Member State will take UKQB06;

  • those who have taken examinations under ECQB2020 will take UKQB2020,

  • individuals cannot change syllabus.

We have also corrected a typo on the microsite. It remains that any student pilot who transferred to the EU system half-way into their training and who wishes to apply for a UK licence will have to take UK theoretical examinations for any training taken after 31 December 2020.

31 Dec 20 - Holders of UK issued EASA Part-FCL licences need to keep a UK validation form with their licence that explains that the licence is no longer EASA and is now UK CAA. Print the form and keep it with your UK CAA issued licence. Link to the form here.

29 Dec 20 - CAA issue Skywise notice stating that EU Part-FCL pilots will be able to apply for a UK Part-FCL licence from 1st April.

"From 1 April 2021, a new application process will be available to pilots, instructors and examiners who wish to obtain a UK Part-FCL licence based on a European Part-FCL licence. Further guidance regarding this process will be published in due course."

23 Dec 20 - CAA validation form (letter) allowing the use of EASA licences on UK G-registered aircraft from 1st Jan 21:


"Under ICAO rules, a pilot wishing to operate an aircraft which has a different State of Registry to the state that issued that pilot’s licence, must have a validation from the relevant authorities.  

This means that flight crew carrying a non-UK CAA licence, issued by an EASA Member State, who operate UK-registered aircraft must carry a ‘general validation’ with their licence. This is issued by the UK CAA and is valid for two years under UK law."

Link to the document here.

22 Dec 20 - ORS4 1453 - CAA extension to the requirement to have your EASA licence issued by 1st Jan 21 if you are transferring away from the UK CAA. New EASA licence must now be issued before 31 Mar 21. With many aviation authorities in lockdown, this is welcome news. There is a CAA validation form to complete. Full details here.

18 Dec 20 - Updated Q&A on the CAA microsite for General Aviation. CAA Q&A

15 Dec 20 - Link to CAA YouTube channel with webinar videos: CAA YouTube

3 Dec 20 - Licence transfer deadline from the CAA:

Due to the festive period, any paperwork relating to a licence or medical transfer, including the transfer request from the EU NAA, must be received by the CAA no later than 24 December in order to meet the transfer submission deadline.

Please note that the recommended submission date for transfers as published by the CAA was 1 October 2020. Applications submitted after this date will be subject to extended processing times and acceptance by the receiving NAA.

UK CAA Brexit microsite

UK CAA Brexit pilot licence Q&As

UK CAA Brexit medical Q&As

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