Once qualified you need to keep your licence valid by flying a minimum number of hours in a given period – dependent on the type of licence you hold. For example, for a SEP, every 24 months after qualifying the pilot must have achieved 12 hours flying in the last 12 months of the 24 month period. This may consist of up to 6 hours dual flying and one of the hours in the last 12 month period must be with an instructor
The hour with the instructor is not a test and is usually spent going over skills that may not have been practiced for a while such as stalls, PFLs (Practice Forced Landing), EFATO (Engine Failure After Take Off), general emergencies, spiral dives, unusual attitudes and a couple of circuits.
If your licence has lapsed, for whatever reason, then you will need a renewal.
If you are within 5 years of it lapsing, your instructor will assess how much training you will require to pass a skills test. This skills test is similar to the PPL flying skills test and will take approximately 1.5 hours.
For further details and advise please contact one of our instructors who will assess your individual needs and put together a training program for you.
01568 708369 ext 2