ICAO FI Conversion to EASA FI(A)

General

Article 8 of Commission Regulation (EU) No1178/2011 allows for a reduction in training to obtain Part FCL licences and ratings if an applicant holds an equivalent ICAO qualification issued by a State outside of EASA

The regulation specifies that the ATO the pilot engages to provide the training may recommend a reduced course for the individual for agreement by the competent authority of the Member State - the UK CAA in this case

The UK CAA have declared a minimum amount of training for which agreement may be assumed, whilst still allowing ATO's to recommend a lower amount once the pilot has begun training and his skill level has been better established

For further information please refer to CAP 804 Section 4 Part Q Subpart 2 Paragraph 3

The rules under which the reduction can be allowed?

Notwithstanding the reductions in training allowed under Article 8, applicants shall meet all the other requirements e.g. overall flying experience, prerequisites for course commencement or licence issue, theoretical knowledge examinations, skill tests, etc

The arrangements apply to holders of equivalent current and valid ICAO compliant licences and ratings (see notes)

If during the training course the Head of Training of the ATO determines that the training may be reduced to less than the minima quoted the Head of Training may make a written recommendation for a further reduction through the UK CAA Licensing Standards Inspector assigned to the ATO

Notes:

1. Current and valid means that on the day the new licence/rating is issued the pilot can exercise the privileges of the non-UK licence and ratings in aircraft registered in the country where the licence was issued

2. An ICAO compliant licence is a licence issued in accordance with Annex 1, Personnel Licensing to the Chicago Convention (the Convention on International Civil Aviation)

Requirements for conversion ICAO FI to Part FCL FI

Complete a course of at least 30 hours of ground instruction at an ATO holding an approval for flight instructor course. The course shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI(b)(1) and (2) and the associated AMC

Complete a minimum of 15 hours flight instruction including a recommendation for test at an ATO holding an approval for the flight instructor course. The flight instruction shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI(3)(i) and the associated AMC and be conducted as dual instruction in an aircraft

Pass the Part FCL FI Assessment of Competence appropriate to the aircraft category

Requirements for conversion ICAO FI to Part FCL FI restricted to instruction outside the territory of the Member State

Complete a course of at least 30 hours of ground instruction at an ATO holding an approval for flight instructor course. The course shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI(b)(1) and (2) and the associated AMC

Complete a minimum of 15 hours flight instruction including a recommendation for test at an ATO holding an approval for the flight instructor course. The flight instruction shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI(3)(i) and the associated AMC and be conducted as dual instruction in an aircraft

Pass the Part FCL FI Assessment of Competence appropriate to the aircraft category

Requirements for conversion ICAO FI to Part FCL Instructor Certificate other than an FI (e.g. TRI, CRI, IRI, SFI, MCCI, STI, MI, FTI)

No alternative means of compliance available. These must be subject to individual agreement with UK CAA

Queries

Any further queries or guidance should be addressed to fclweb@caa.co.uk


 

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