Lots of EASA questions are answered on the other pages of this website, but the questions that don't fit into those pages are answered here. Use the drop-down tab for military questions.
If you have a question that's not answered then please use the contact page and i'll try to find the answer for you and then post it on here for future users. I aim to find the answer within 24 hours using a mix of civilian and military instructors.
What is differences training?
This is covered on the "Extra Ratings" tab and it breakdowns what the CAA consider to be differences in aircraft handling or perfermance. The differences don't go on your licence, you just need training (flight with instructor) logged in your logbook. Probably worth getting the instructor to sign next to the entry as a record of the training.
What can I claim as a club check pilot?
If the check is purely to satisfy a club rule then the answer is nothing. Providing the new member has a current licence and has flown 3 take-offs and landings within 90 days then you are a passenger. You might want to brief a change in command (PIC/P1) if you feel that a safety issue is arising, for example, change of PIC will occur on the call "I have control". If you're an FI/CRI then you can only claim instructional time and P1 if you are performing instructional duties and rental checks don't count. If it was differences training for the member or their bienniel flight then you can claim the hours.
Whats the difference between a Revalidation and a renewal ?
A Renewal check/flight/test is required if the licence or rating has expired. A Revalidation check/test/flight is required if the licence is still current and you have met the hours requirements to keep it current.
How long is my medical valid for?
You can revalidate a Class 1 medical certificate by taking a revalidation examination at an Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) or by appointment with an Aeromedical Examiner (AME).
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You can take your revalidation examination up to 45 days before your certificate’s expiry date.
Expiry date for revalidated certificates
When you revalidate a medical certificate, the validity period following revalidation will be calculated from its original expiry date.
If you do not revalidate your certificate in the 45 days leading up to its expiry date, you will need to have it renewed.
You can renew a Class 1 medical certificate by taking a renewal examination at an Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) or by appointment with an Aeromedical Examiner (AME), subject to the following conditions:
If your certificate expired more than 2 years before your application to renew it, the examiner will need to assess your aero-medical records before carrying out the renewal examination
If your certificate expired more than 5 years before your application to renew it then you will have to follow the same process as for initial issue