Elaboration of the TIP-L in the Netherlands

ILenT: Reducties op en vrijstelling van vliegopleidingen

Informatieblad voor opleidingsinstellingen over het verlenen van een reductie op c.q. vrijstelling van de opleiding op basis van:
A. een niet-EU bewijs van bevoegdheid of een door een niet-EU-lidstaat afgegeven bevoegdverklaring of certificaat;
B. ervaringsuren opgedaan bij een niet afgeronde opleiding.

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  • Entry into Force: October 22, 2021


The agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety (the Agreement) with its Pilot Licensing Annex (Annex 3) permits reliance on each other’s licensing and oversight systems to the greatest extent possible, within the scope of the Annex. Therefore, the scope of these Technical Implementation Procedures - Licensing (TIP-L) covers private pilot licenses (PPL(A)), as well as night and instrument ratings (IR(A)), as specified in Appendix 1 to Annex 3, in the single-engine piston (SEP) land airplane and multi-engine piston (MEP) land airplane categories in single-pilot operations, excluding type ratings.....

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  • Entry into Force: May 18, 2021

Equip ADS-B

By January 1, 2022, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled US airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details....

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  • Last update: November 14, 2020

Airmen Certification
Administrative Process for the Reissuance of FAA Pilot Certificates

(EASA Member States Only)

New European Commission flight crew licensing regulations (Commission Regulation EU 1178/2011) prescribe a license format for all European Union Member States to follow. As a result of this format change, pilots' license numbers in European Union (EU) Member States will likely change. The renumbered licenses will render FAA pilot certificates that were issued on the basis of a foreign license (14 CFR Part 61.75) invalid since the FAA certificates were originally issued on the basis of their existing or current European pilot license number...

Under current standard procedures, pilots who wish to have their FAA certificates reissued are required to travel to an FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in the United States to comply with the FAA requirement for verifiable identification of each certificate holder or applicant. Recognizing the difficulties that this will present to European pilots, the FAA's Flight Standards Service has decided to grant a deviation from its standard reissuance practice... Or you can also renew here in Europe. contact Capt Tom Hughston: Read more Here

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  • Last update: NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Can You Log That?

From IFR Magazine - By Fred Simonds -Published: January 13, 2016 Updated: November 12, 2019

Logging should be simple but when or if you can log an instrument approach for currency has almost as many opinions as people to ask. Here, finally, are the right answers.
Within the IFR community, there has been much confusion over how and when to log instrument approaches. The FAA extended that confusion to logging approaches in a simulator as we wrote in the December issue, “Need a Sim Instructor?” Letters of Authorization for ATDs have approved their use to meet 61.57(c) for instrument currency. However, unlike in an airplane where you fly it and log it, 61.51(g) requires an authorized instructor to observe and to sign off...

Who is an authorized instructor is buried in 61.193, which requires an instructor who “is authorized within the limitations of that person’s flight instructor certificate and ratings to train and issue endorsements” for, among other things, recency of experience. An FAA interpretation (Griffith, 2008) makes clear that a CFII is required to endorse an instrument proficiency check. It stands to reason that a CFII would be required to endorse a logbook for proficiency as well. (Needs Update!)

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  • Last update: NOVEMBER 30, 2019

EASA Regulations and Guidelines

Navigate through the regulation structure by area of implementation....

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  • Last update: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Recent FAA Regulations and Guidelines

Here you find the latest FAA regulations and guidelines...

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  • Last update: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

AC 61-98D - Currency Requirements and Guidance
for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check.

(Currency Requirements and Guidance for the Flight Review and Instrument Proficiency Check)

PURPOSE. This advisory circular (AC) provides information for certificated pilots who wish to maintain currency and flight instructors for flight reviews required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61, § 61.56 and the recent flight experience requirements of § 61.57...

GA Pilots. The FAA supports initiatives designed to encourage voluntary compliance with existing regulations and to maintain and further improve the GA safety record with a minimum of new regulations. As a result, the FAA has determined that updated advisory guidance is necessary with respect to the currency, proficiency, and qualification needs of GA pilots. The guidance contained in this version of AC 61-98D provides such information and accomplishes the goals of the personal currency program, flight review, and IPC...

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  • Last update: April 30, 2018

Check the latest Practical Test Standards (PTS)

Check the latest Practical Test Standards (PTS) or Pilot Certification Standards (ACS) at the FAA's website...

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  • Last update: JUNE 12, 2017

Extention of the validity of third-country licenses in non-commercial operations (NCO)

The validity of pilot licenses and aeromedical certificates issued by non-EU countries for NCO of aircraft is planned to be extended until 8 April 2022 in the EASA Member States which choose to permit so.

Pilots holding a licence and an aeromedical certificate issued by a third country (for example the USA) are still allowed to use their licences for non-commercial-operation of aircraft in those EASA Member States which elected to permit so, based on a so-called "opt-out" - provision in the Aircrew Regulation. The European Commission, EASA and the Member States have planned to extend the validity period of this opt-out (currently until 8 April 2017) until 8 April 2022...

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  • Last update: MARCH 13, 2017

EASA issues more accessible license for General Aviation pilots

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a Decision on the 1st April to accompany the recently published regulation on new and more accessible instrument ratings (IRs) focused on General Aviation (GA) pilots. This is part of the Agency's on-going work to simplify and improve GA regulations. This decision is expected to provide more flexibility in obtaining such ratings, thereby allowing more pilots to safely operate in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), for example in low visibility...

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  • Last update: APRIL 14, 2016