EASA regulations apply only to so-called EASA aircraft.
These exclude micro lights, homebuilt and certain models
classed under a Permit-To-Fly or Annex II
EASA pilot licensing rules come into force on April 8,
2012 at which time all existing UK issued JAR licenses
automatically become EASA documents. JAR medical
certificates are also considered to be the equivalent
UK CAA began issuing EASA licenses July 1, 2012, at
which time EASA Basic Regulation Annexes began and will
A transition period applies until April 2015, after
which point national variations cease to apply.
UK national licenses will be retained and can be used on
The new European wide LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot Licence)
will replace the UK NPPL for EASA aircraft from April
- New harder medical requirements will lead to increased
safety and reduce accidents.