EASA license skill test SEP(land) in general

An EASA license skill test SEP(land) for initial obtain of the class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) is carried out after successfull completion of the approved flight training provided by the EASA flight school - approved training organization - ATO. An EASA flight school - ATO has to reccommend the applicant for the license skill test. Practical flight test - the EASA SEP(land) license skill test can be performed immediately after passing the approved EASA flight training. It is not necessary to pass the theory examination at the Aviation authority.

EASA license skill test SEP(land) for initial obtain of class rating for single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) is subject to the paragraph FCL.725(c) and Appendix No. 9 of Part-FCL, Regulation (EC) 1178/2011.

The candidate for license skill test for initial issue of class rating single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land) license skill test has to demonstrate ability to perform maneuvers, procedures on the aircraft category (in this case, the category of aircraft "aeroplanes") with competency appropriate to the privileges granted as an pilot in command (PIC) to the flight examiner - FE(A), or to the class rating examiner - CRE(A) . Thus, the operations for the class of aeroplane - single-engine piston aeroplanes - SEP(land).

The candidate for EASA license skill test for initial issue of class rating single-engine piston aeroplanes SEP(land) shall have completed approved EASA flight training on the aeroplane of the same class or the same type as the one used for the license skill test. In our case it is the single-engine piston aeroplane - SEP(land) of the same variant (eg, Diamond DA-40Diamond DA-20Cessna C-152), as was used for the EASA flight training, and on which the candidate has been trained on

The entire lenght of the examination -  EASA license skill test SEP(land) takes approximately 2 up to 3 hours total. The test flight (EASA license skill test SEP(land)) itself (flight with the EASA flight examiner) takes approximately 1 hour  of the flight time. The rest of the time is used for the preparation of the check flight (route planning, briefing, debriefing and any oral theoretical knowledge examination).

The test flight itself - an EASA SEP(land) license skill test shall include, the following items:

  • general handling of the aeroplane (normal procedures)
  • general handling of the aeroplane (abnormal and emergency procedures)
  • use of radio navigation aids (VOR, LOC, ILS, GNSS)

Route of the cross-country flight will be choosen by the flight examiner. The candidate is responsible for flight planning and he is also reponsible to ensure that all equippemnt and all documents, certificates and materials required for the flight are on board the aircraft during the examination flight.

Conditions for successful pass of the EASA SEP(land) license skill test

General conditions for successful pass of the examination flight - EASA license skill test SEP(land) are more or less the same as for any other EASA license skill test.

EASA license skill test for initial issue of the  single engine piston (land) - SEP(land) is splitted into different sections - section of the air check, representing the different phases of flight at the appropriate category (aeroplanes) and specific class of the aeroplane - single engine piston - SEP(Land) of the aeroplane used for the EASA license skill test.

We provide an EASA license skill test for initial obtain of the single-engine piston class rating - SEP(land) in the following EASA approved variants (types) of the aeroplanes within the class SEP(land):

  • Diamond DA-40TDi Star
  • Diamond DA-20-A1 Katana
  • Cessna C-152
  • Cessna C-172

EASA class rating SEP(land)

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:

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

EASA Differences training for other variants of the 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 skill test 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 Cessna C-152. In this case, the required additional training (differences training), so called "Transition to another variant of the same class."

EASA differences training is always required unless the applicant on that variant flown for more than two years, as directed by the paragraph FCL.710(b) by Part-FCL Regulation (EC) 1178/2011.

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.