What revalidation by experience are you looking for

Generally speaking, there are two most frequent cases when revalidation by experience is being applied:

  • revalidation by experience of SEP or TMG class rating
  • revalidation by experience of Flight Instructor - FI(A)

SEP and TMG Revalidation by experience

In accordance with FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii),  for the revalidation of single-pilot single-engine piston aeroplane class ratings or TMG class ratings, you have to comply with following:

  • within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the rating, complete 12 hours of flight time in the relevant class, including:
    • 6 hours as PIC,
    • 12 take-offs and 12 landings, and
    • refresher flight training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with a flight instructor (FI) or a class rating instructor (CRI).

You are exempted from the refresher flight training if you have passed any kind of class rating proficiency check or type rating proficiency check, skill test or assessment of competence in any other class or type of aeroplane. In other words - if you have passed any flight with examiner.

FI(A) ✅ revalidation by experience

In general, the revalidation of the flight instructor - FI(A) certificate is subject to FCL.940.FI. To revalidate FI by experience you have to specifically meet conditions of FCL.940.FI(1)(i) a FCL.940.FI(1)(ii).

In order to revalidate the flight instructor - FI(A) certificate by experience following conditions shall be met:

  • during last validity period, i.e. during the last 36 months to provide at least of the 50 hours of the flight instruction as an instructor, i.e. as FI(A), TRI(A), CRI(A), IRI(A), MI or as an examiner FE(A), CRE(A), IRE(A), FIE(A) and TRE(A).
    • to keep the privileges for the instrument rating training 10 flight hours must be during IFR flight training within last 12 months of the FI(A) validity period
  • completed instructor refresher training as an flight instructor at flight school - ATO