FCL.945 Obligations for Instructors

FCL.945 Obligations for Instructors

Upon completion of the training flight for the revalidation of an SEP or TMG class rating in accordance with FCL.740.A (b)(1) and only in the event of fulfilment of all the other revalidation criteria required by FCL.740.A (b)(1) the instructor shall endorse the applicant's licence with the new expiry date of the rating or certificate, if specifically authorised for that purpose by the competent authority responsible for the applicant's licence

FCL.740.A Revalidation of Class and Type Ratings - Aeroplanes

(b) Revalidation of single-pilot single-engine class ratings

(1) Single-engine piston aeroplane class ratings and TMG ratings. For revalidation of single-pilot single-engine piston aeroplane class ratings or TMG class ratings the applicant shall:

(i) within the 3 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, pass a proficiency check in the relevant class in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part FCL with an examiner; or

(ii) within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, complete 12 hours of flight time in the relevant class, including: 6 hours as PIC, 12 take-offs and 12 landings, and refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with a flight instructor (FI) or a class rating instructor (CRI). Applicants shall be exempted from this refresher training if they have passed a class or type rating proficiency check, skill test or assessment of competence in any other class or type of aeroplane

1. Flight time in TMGs may only be counted if the pilot holds an EASA TMG rating (not just a National SLMG rating)
2. Flight time in Microlight aeroplanes cannot be counted

FCL.740 Validity and Renewal of Class and Type Ratings

(a) The period of validity of class and type ratings shall be 1 year, except for single-pilot single-engine class ratings, for which the period of validity shall be 2 years, unless otherwise determined by the operational suitability data, established in accordance with Part-21


Revalidation (e.g. a rating or certificate) means the administrative action taken within the period of validity of a rating or certificate which allows the holder to continue to exercise the privileges of a rating or certificate for a further specified period consequent upon the fulfilment of specified requirements

Which Instructors does this apply to?

This only applies to FI* and CRI who have the privilege to instruct for SE and/or TMG class ratings

*FI restricted to teaching for the LAPL only may not get the privilege due to the LAPL recency requirements

What can the instructor do?

Revalidate a pilot's SEP and/or TMG class rating after having conducted refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time in accordance with FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii)

Want to know more?

To download an information sheet explaining the process click here


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