Brexit Updates: last updated 17th June 2021
Guidance for FAA license holders in the UK has been issued by the UK CAA: https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Pilot-licences/Non-UK-licences/Recognition-of-ICAO-third-country-licences-in-UK-airspace
FAA Airman Certificates. Following clarification from the UK CAA regarding holders of FAA Airman Certificates who are resident in the UK, the changes may be summarised as follows:
Pilots permanently residing in the UK who hold FAA Airman Certificates and who wish to continue flying non-complex motor-powered aircraft in UK airspace will need to have either converted their FAA licences to UK Part-FCL licences by 21 Dec 2021 or to have applied for temporary validations.
If the FAA Airman Certificate includes instrument privileges and the pilot wishes to fly under IFR in UK airspace, then the UK Part-FCL licence must also include an IR. For pilots flying non-complex motor-powered aircraft, this is best achieved through the credit available for the competency-based IR (‘C-B IR’).
If IR privileges are sought on Single Pilot High Performance Aircraft (SP/HPA), then the C-B IR must be augmented by an HPA theoretical knowledge course and examination at an ATO. This is a ‘once only’ generic requirement.
Pilots permanently residing in the UK who fly complex motor-powered aircraft (e.g. twin turboprop, single or twin jet) using an FAA Airman Certificate must already include a Type Rating in their UK licence. If the aircraft type is one for which a TRTO does not exist in the UK, then the pilot should contact the CAA on an individual basis for the course of action to be taken in order to include a Type Rating in their UK Part-FCL licence.
FAA Aircraft Register Online Database: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry
FCC Online Database: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp
FAA Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices
The FAA regularly issue travel warnings and restrictions for various countries, so it is always sensible to check their website before you travel to ensure that no restrictions have been placed on your destination country. The updates can be found at: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/us_restrictions/#content