FAA Certificate to UK CAA FCL

About The Course 

Why do I need to do this?
If you reside in the UK and fly solely on the basis of an FAA pilots certificate, from 21 December 2021 you are required to hold a minimum of a UK Private Pilots Licence with associated ratings for the applicable type/class of aircraft

To comply with the new requirement you will need to convert your FAA Certificate. The certificate conversion process is relatively straightforward and Booker Aviation has completed numerous FAA to UK conversions and has developed a training program that's regulatory compliant

If you hold an FAA IR (US TEST PASS) on your 61.75 certificate (Piggy Back) Provided your IR is valid (Current IPC) and >50 hours P1 IFR experience you can convert the FAA IR to a Competency Based Instrument Rating by completing an IR Skill Test only. NO theory exams are needed, but the examiner will ask questions on UK procedures. Whilst no training is mandated our Instructors have found pilots require 2-3 days of training to prepare for the UK IRT

If you hold both SEL and MEL but fly a turboprop, the Class or Type Ratings will require to be converted - the procedure varies depending on the aircraft, please contact us for guidance

If you have never held a UK FCL, provided you are in current flying practice, have in excess of 100 hours total flight time and hold an ICAO licence the conversion is straightforward. The process can be combined with the type conversion (depending on type/class)

You will be required to complete:
Three theory examinations, Air Law, Human Factors and Communications Exam)
Hold a minimum of Class Two Medical (with audiogram if IR required)
Pass the PPL Licence Skill Test (can be combined with the class/type conversion depending on the type/class)
Pass the Radiotelephony Practical Exam

Contact Information

Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3DP

Tel: 01494 443 737

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About Booker Aviation

Booker Aviation has gained its reputation over nearly fifty years as an efficient, friendly and professional flight training organisation.

We offer full modular flight training packages from Private Pilot Licences, through structured hours building, Commercial Pilot Licences, Multi-Engine Piston Ratings and Instrument Rating courses.

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