COVID-19

This page will be used to keep all aspiring and qualified EASA / CAA pilots updated on changes to the regulations, courses and advice related to COVID-19:

Advice on what to do depending on your stage of training will be released daily via the Facebook and Instagram UKFlying pages. Follow for updates: 

  • 25 Mar - Still no extensions for PPL, CPL, SEP, MEP, FI, CRI holders. Licence expiries are as per your licence.

  • 25 Mar - No extensions (yet) to the 3 year rule to gain your CPL/ATPL after finishing your 14 ATPL theory exams. This is a worry for many of you as the date gets nearer.

  • 24 Mar - More licence validity extensions, but only if you operate under Part-ORO. This doesn't cover PPL or CPL holders who don't work for an airline or commercial aviation company (doesn't include flying schools). http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/ORS4No1354.pdf

  • 24 Mar - Almost all aviation training schools and support companies are now closed. Some flying schools are now providing ground school via video link.

  • 20 Mar - As a consequence of the severity of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact worldwide, the CAA has decided to delay the implementation of its recently proposed charge increases for three months to assist the UK aviation industry in these difficult times.

  • 18 Mar - Multiple UK flying school temporary closures. 

  • 16 Mar - If you work for an airline or business jet company then you might be able to extend the validity of your licence. ORS4 No.1350: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Licence Proficiency Checks as required by Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1350.pdf

  • 16 Mar - If you work for an airline or business jet company then you might be able to extend the validity of your licence. ORS4 No.1351: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Operator's Proficiency Checks as required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1351.pdf

  • 16 Mar - Many European flying schools and academies are closed. This includes all schools in France and Spain. This includes many of the fair-weather training bases for UK schools.

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