SEP & MEP Revalidation / Renewal
- Revalidation (of a license, rating or certificate) – this is the process taken if your license or rating has not expired.
- Renewal (of a license, rating or certificate) – the process required if your license or rating has expired.
To revalidate an SEP rating you must:
- Complete 12 hours of flight time in a single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane within the 12 months preceding the rating’s expiry date, a minimum of 6 hours’ solo flight time (PIC) with 12 take-offs and landing; and a training flight of at least 1 hour (or a maximum of three totaling 1 hour with the same flight instructor).
- If you have already completed a proficiency check or skill test in another type or class of aeroplane, you will not have to complete this training flight.
- If you are unable to complete the above, you will need to pass a proficiency check in a single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane with an examiner. The proficiency check must take place within the 3 months immediately before the rating’s expiry date. The new rating expiry date will then be based on the expiry date of the current rating.
A Multi-Engine Piston (Land) class rating is valid for 12 months and must be revalidated by proficiency check by an examiner. As with the SEP rating, if the test is carried out within the three months prior to the expiry date of the rating, the new rating expiry date will be based on the expiry date of the current rating, otherwise from the date of the test.
An additional requirement for revalidation is that the applicant has flown at least 10 route sectors (take-off, cruise of at least 15 minutes, arrival, approach, and landing) within the validity of the rating, however, this requirement can be substituted by a single route sector flown during the test.