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Currency Requirements for Retaining Ratings for NPPL and PPL(M)
NPPL /SSEA ( latest licence)
If the holders licence is not endorsed by the expiry date shown in the licence, a GST will be required to renew your rating.
NO back dating is permitted so be warned !!
All NPPLs are issued for the lifetime of the holder.
They can only be used, however, if they contain a valid Class Rating (SLMG/SSEA/Microlight).
As from 30 June 2009, all Class Ratings on NPPLs have a 24 month validity period.
The licence holders rating is validated with an endorsement, showing the validity period with the expiry date of the rating. This endorsement is entered in the holders rating page of your licence
1) Holder of a licence with Microlight rating must complete
at least 12 hours flight time including 8 hours PIC
at least 12 take-
at least 1 hour of flight training with an instructor. If this flight time has not been completed, the rating will be endorsed ‘Single seat only’
Within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, have flown as pilot:at least 6 hours flight time
2) Holder of a licence with 2 or 3 ratings (SSEA/SLMG/Microlight): Within the period of validity of the rating on any of the classes of aeroplanes held, have flown as pilot:
at least a total of 12 hours including 8 hours PIC
at least 12 take-
at least 1 hour of flight training with an instructor. If this flight time has not been completed all ratings will be endorsed ‘Single seat only’
Within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the ratings held have flown, as pilot on any of the class ratings held at least 6 hours flight time
Within the period of validity of each class rating held, have flown as PIC at least 1 hour on each class held
undertake at least 1 hour of flying training on each class held with an instructor entitled to give instruction on aeroplanes of those classes. If this has not been fully completed, you will be required to renew the relevant Class Rating(s) by GST
PPL(M) Old style CAA licence
All PPL(M) remain valid for the lifetime of the holder.
To be valid the rating requires
A valid endorsement from an examiner, within the holders Log book for either a Certificate of Experience or a Certificate of Test.
For a Certificate of Experience to be issued the pilot must complete 5 hours PIC within the 13 months validity period of the rating.