FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK

The provisions of Article 12(4) of the Aircrew Regulation (UK Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011) which permitted ICAO licence holders who only fly for pleasure, to fly in UK airspace with their ICAO licence, ceases to apply from 20 June 2021.

The CAA has today issued an exemption to provide additional time for FAA Airman Certificate holders who permanently reside in the UK using the declaration process, to be able to convert to a UK Part-FCL licence by 21 December 2021 at the very latest.

FAA Airman Certificate holders who reside in the UK need to convert to a UK Part-FCL licence or a short-term validation certificate (up to 12 months) as soon as reasonably possible. Details of how to do this is available on the CAA website.

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