EGTF Pilot’s Notice 10/2013

The Fairoaks Pilot’s Notice 10/2013 draws attention to a trial period that will be running  from 20th January 2014 till 20th April 2014. The trial period is being held in an effort to improve the efficiency of VFR and IFR traffic interaction between Fairoaks and Farnborough. In short, during periods when the Farnborough RWY24 approach pattern is active, the following r/t package will be issued to departing aircraft: “Golf India Uniform, for co-ordination, Farnborough request not above altitude 1400ft due conflicting traffic.” This should be complied with until contact is made with Farnborough and they de-restrict the altitude limit. Pilot’s operating at Fairoaks during this trial period should take the time to familiarise themselves with content of the pilot’s notice, linked below. Download EGTF Pilot’s Notice...
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Crediting PPL(H) Towards PPL(A)

Can I carry any previous experience from a PPL(H) towards the issue of a PPL(A)? (Updated: 26/12/2013) An applicant for the PPL(A) who holds a pilot licence for another category of aircraft, with the exception of balloons, shall be credited with 10 % of their total flight time as PIC on such aircraft up to a maximum of 10 hours. It is important to note however the PPL(A) requires a minimum of 45 Hours total flight training. This is broken down as follows: 25 Hrs – Dual 10 Hrs – Solo 10 Hrs – Mix of dual / solo In practice, the hours credited from your PPL(H) experience will be used to help fulfil the requirements in the last of these categories – the 10 Hrs which can be a mix of dual or solo. There is still the requirement to ensure that 10 Hrs solo, as described below, is completed on a fixed-wing aircraft: 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made. The following ground exams, which are specific to aircraft categories, must be passed: Principles of Flight Operational Procedures Flight Performance & Planning Aircraft General Knowledge Navigation Further Guidance: CAP804 – Part I, Section 4 Part C, Subpart 1 CAP804 – Part I, Section 4 Part L, Appendix...
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North Pole Village RNAV

An old Christmas favourite from Jeppessen here… IMC students should ensure they arrive at their next lesson briefed for the North Pole Village RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18...
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Non-European (FAA) EASA Conversion

How do I convert my non-European licence to an EASA PPL licence? (Updated: 14/01/2013) Providing you have completed at least 100 hours of total flight time, a non-European licence may be converted to an EASA Part-FCL licence issued by the CAA on completion of the following: a) Pass written examinations in Air Law, Human Performance and Communications. b) Pass the PPL skills test c) Hold at least an EASA Class 2 medical certificate d) Take the Radiotelephony practical test An application for the conversion to an EASA Licence should be made on SRG1105, with a certified copy of your non-European licence being submitted with the application. Further Guidance: CAP804 – Part I, Section 4, Part Q, Subpart...
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Non-European Licence (Eg, FAA) In UK

I hold a non-European licence (eg, FAA Licence). Can I use this to fly within the UK? (Updated: 14/01/2013) Providing the licence will be used for private operations only, the short answer is yes until April 2015.  A general validation is available that allows the holder of such a licence to exercise its privileges in EASA aircraft registered in the United Kingdom. It is not possible to use this general validation in order to carry out non-private flights, give flight instruction, or fly in controlled airspace which requires compliance with Instrument Flight Rules. At the time of writing, after 8 April 2015, EASA Aircrew Regulation will override this general validation. It will then be required to validate non-European licences on an individual basis. This period of validation however shall not exceed 1 year so it must therefore be converted to a Part-FCL licence in order to fly EASA aircraft registered in the United Kingdom on a longer-term basis. Further Guidance: Official Record Series 4 (No 998) Information Notice 2013/206 CAP804 – Part I, Section 4, Part Q, Subpart...
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