License renewals and instructor renewals
If a type rating has expired, you are required to receive renewal training as determined by the civil aviation authority and ATO.
Aviation Insider offers Licence Proficiency Checks (LPC) with our team of friendly TRE’s all the aircraft listed below. All LPC’s must be completed on full motion level D simulator devices.
Aviation Insider recommends maintaining a current IR at all times as a renewal requires training before completing an LPC and is more costly than a revalidation. You can find out more about license revalidations here if your license has not expired.
In accordance with EASA rules regarding renewal:
RENEWAL OF CLASS AND TYPE RATINGS: REFRESHER TRAINING AT AN ATO, A DTO OR WITH AN INSTRUCTOR
(a) The objective of the refresher training is for the applicant to reach the level of proficiency necessary to safely operate the relevant type or class of aircraft. The amount of refresher training needed should be determined on a case-by-case basis by the ATO, the DTO or the instructor, as applicable, taking into account the following factors:
(1) the experience of the applicant;
(2) the amount of time elapsed since the privileges of the rating were last used;
(3) the complexity of the aircraft;
(4) whether the applicant has a current rating on another aircraft type or class; and
(5) where considered necessary, the performance of the applicant during a simulated proficiency check for the rating in an FSTD or an aircraft of the relevant type or class.
It should be expected that the amount of training needed to reach the desired level of proficiency will increase analogously to the time elapsed since the privileges of the rating were last used.
(b) After having determined the needs of the applicant, the ATO, the DTO or the instructor, as applicable, should develop an individual training programme based on the initial training for the rating, focusing on the aspects where the applicant has shown the greatest needs.
(c) With the exception of refresher training for ratings for aircraft referred to in point FCL.740(b)(2)(i), refresher training should include theoretical knowledge instruction, as necessary, such as for type-specific system failures in complex aircraft. The performance of the applicant should be reviewed during the training and additional instruction should be provided to the applicant, where necessary, to reach the standard required for the proficiency check.
(d) After successful completion of the training, the ATO, the DTO or the instructor, as applicable, should issue the applicant with a training completion certificate or another document specified by the competent authority, describing the evaluation of the factors listed in (a), the training received, and a statement that the training has been successfully completed. The training completion certificate should be presented to the examiner prior to the proficiency check. Following the successful renewal of the rating, the training completion certificate or the other document specified by the competent authority and the examiner report form should be submitted to the competent authority. Easy Access Rules for Flight Crew Licensing (Part-FCL) SUBPART H – CLASS AND TYPE RATINGS SECTION 1 – Common requirements
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(e) Taking into account the factors listed in (a) above, the ATO, the DTO or the instructor, as applicable, may also decide that the applicant already possesses the required level of proficiency and that no refresher training is necessary. In such a case, the certificate or other documental evidence referred to in (c) above should contain a respective statement including sufficient reasoning.
Aviation Insider can help you renew your license on the following aircraft: