EASA SEP(land) class rating revalidation license proficiency check (LPC)

EASA revalidation license proficiency check (LPC) of the single-engine piston class rating - SEP(land) is subject of the Regulation (EC) 1178/2011, Part FCL, Subpart H, Section 2, paragraph FCL.740.A(b). Part FCL allows the adminitrative revalidation of the single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) by the previous experience if the candidate meets the prescribed flight hours to do so. Revalidation of the single-engine piston class rating - SEP(land) can be done only by the EASA revalidation proficiency check with the approved EASA flight examiner.

Revalidation by the the previous experience

It is possible to revalidate the EASA class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land), if the applicant meets the criteria set out in Regulation (EC) 1178/2011 Part-FCL, paragraph FCL.740.A(b).

Requirements for the administrative revalidation is that inn the last 12 months of the validity of the EASA SEP(land) class rating have gained 12 hours of flight time on aeroplane within class rating SEP(land), of which:

  • 6 hours must be as pilot in command - PIC on the aeroplane of SEP(land) class rating
  • completed 12 takeoffs and landings
  • if the preceding 12 months the candidate has not undertake the EASA proficiency check or EASA skill test (either on another type or class of aeroplane) with the flight examiner, the candidate is required to undergo a flight training with the duration at least one hour of flight with a flight instructor - FI(A) or class rating instructor - CRI(A).

Revalidation by the the license proficiency check (LPC)

The revalidation of the class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) can be done within the period of three months (90 days) preceeding the expiry date of the single-engine aeroplanes class rating. The EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) flight with the flight examiner - FE(A) or the class rating examiner - CRI(A) has to be done in accordance with the Regulation 1178/2011, Part FCL, Appendix 9 on the variant of the aeroplane, which represents the class of single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land). The aeroplane used for EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) flight has to be certified by EASA (holds the EASA TCDS (Type Certificate Data Sheet)).

The EASA license proficiency check (LPC) - the revalidation of the class rating single-engine piston (land) can be performed by only  flight examiner FE(A), or an class rating examiner - CRE(A) for single-engine piston SEP(land) class rating.

Cross-credit revalidation system

If the candidate for the EASA SEP(land) class rating revalidation license proficiency check (LPC) is an holder of endorsed class rating for touring motor-gliders - TMG, after successfull completion of the EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC), his TMG class rating will be revalidated simultaneously. In accordance with the Regulation (EC) 1178/2011, paragraph FCL.740.A(b) (2) the revalidation of any other single engine class rating can be done simultaneously with the revalidation of the EASA SEP(land) class rating. The touring motor gliders class rating - TMG will be in this case revalidated for further 24 months.

In other words, this means that if you have both class ratings - SEP(land) and TMG endorsed in your licence, it is sufficient to pass an EASA license proficiency check (LPC) on only one class and the other one will be revalidated at the same time.

The period of validity

If the candidate successfully pass all of the EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) items, the class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) will be revalidated for the next 24 months (2 years). The validity period starts by the day of the EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) and ends up by the last day of the month in which the EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) has been done plus 24 months.

SEP(land) validity example

If the class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) is untill 31. january 2015 and the EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) has been successfully passed at 01. November 2014, the single-engine piston class rating - SEP(land) will be revalidated by the flight examiner until 31. January 2017.

EASA SEP(land) class rating

Class rating on single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) certifies the holder to fly on the single-engine piston aeroplanes with wheeled landing gear with a maximum take-off weight of 5,700kg. Validity of the EASA single-engine piston SEP(land) class rating,  is in accordance with the Regulation 1178/2011 and paragraph FCL.740(a) 24 months (2 years).

Within the Europe the EASA SEP(land) class rating allows holder to fly as an pilot in command(PIC) on the following variants of the single-engine piston aeroplanes:

  • Cessna Aircraft Company: Cessna C-150, C-152, C-172, C-182, C-210
  • Zlin Aircraft: Zlin Z-42, Z-43, Z-142, Z-143, Z-126, Z-226, Z-326, Z-526, Z-726
  • Diamond Aircraft Industries: Diamond DA-20 Katana, DA-40 Star

EASA differences training for single engine piston aeroplanes SEP(land)

Class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) allows the holder to fly on the specific variant (so-called as "the type") on which the EASA SEP(land) license proficiency check (LPC) has been successfully passed on.

To fly as an pilot in command (PIC) on the another variant (so-called "type") of the same class - in this case the single-engine piston (land) the additional EASA flight training is neccessary. This Approved EASA differences training. For example, if your skill test was performed on the Diamond DA-20 Katana and you wish to fly on the Diamond DA-40 Star. In this case, the required additional training (differences training), so called "Transition to another variant of the same class."

The requirement above is just a legislation requirement required by the Regulation (EC) 1178/2011. Any owner of the airplane or the operator, respectively may have additional requirements, which may be required beyond the legislation requirements, to let you fly as a pilot in command (PIC) on the specific variant of the single-engine aeroplane operated/owned.