New rules for all-weather operations are being introduced in Europe. These include provisions for approach operations with “operational credits”, but what is an operational credit? Approach operations are classified according to the weather conditions in which they can be used; for example, a category I (CAT I)… Read More
You have a pilot’s licence issued by the UK CAA. You complete the same training and checking as someone who has a licence issued by an EU state. Until 2021 you could fly an aircraft registered anywhere in Europe, but now you can only fly G- registered… Read More
What training do grounded pilots need before they go flying again and will this result in a surge in demand for simulator time?
If you travel so much that you need your own aircraft, then you should put at least as much time and effort into selecting a company to manage it for you as you do choosing the aircraft.
Back in the days when the United Kingdom (UK) was a member of the European Union (EU) approved training organisations (ATOs) in the UK could train pilots holding licences issued by any of the 32 EASA states (the EU states plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Since… Read More
If you’re planning to start an airline, then the process of applying for an air operators’ certificate (AOC) and operating licence (AOL) can take many months. Is it possible to buy the AOC and AOL of an existing operator?
The UK has left the European Union. What aviation regulations apply and what happens in 2021 when the transition period ends? Will the UK and EU still accept each others licences and certificates?
The Pandemic of 2020 destroyed many airlines but there are entrepreneurs who believe that the “new normal” will create new opportunities. How can these opportunities be tested without putting millions at risk?
Ferrying an aircraft sounds like a simple operation but, in Europe, the rules around aircraft ferrying are opaque.
What’s the difference between ‘hobby’ devices and professional flight simulators?