⚠️ SEP revalidation by experience ✈️
To revalidate your SEP(land), SEP(sea) or TMG class ratings you have to comply with FCL.740A(b). All piston engine equipped single pilot single engine class ratings can be revalidated beyond its expiry date by considering previous and recent experience. We are also authorized to sign-off your license upon completion of the refresher training. for the revalidation of single-pilot single-engine piston aeroplane class ratings or TMG class ratings, you have to comply wit FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii) h as follows:
- 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).
It means that SEP(land), SEP(sea) or TMG can be revalidated based on your previous experience, however you have to attend at least 1 hour of refresher training with instructor.
SEP / TMG training flight with instructor does not interfere with restriction of examiner's vested interest. So by attending the training flight with Flight Examiner you will get first hand experience from person experienced in doing EASA checkrides. You will have opportunity not only to learn something new, but also to learn common mistakes of your colleagues. At the end of the training, we will assure your SEP(land), TMG or SEP(sea) class rating is properly revalidated so all paperwork is completed and submitted to your authority.
NOTE: When you hold both a single-engine piston aeroplane-land class rating and a TMG rating, you may complete the requirements in either class or a combination thereof, and achieve revalidation of both ratings.
SEP and TMG training flight ✈️ content
Training flight with instructor required by FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii) is described further by AMC1 FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii). Training flight items should be based on the exercise items of the class rating proficiency check, as deemed relevant by the instructor, and depending on the experience of the candidate.
Before the training flight takes place, the instructor should hold a briefing with the candidate. That briefing should include a discussion on all of the following:
- TEM with special emphasis on decision-making when encountering adverse meteorological conditions or unintentional IMC
- navigation flight capabilities
- recovery strategies for different stall scenarios
The training flight items should be based on the exercise items of the TMG or SEP(land) proficiency check, as deemed relevant by the instructor, and depending on the experience of the candidate. In any case, stall exercises that cover different stall scenarios:
- Stalls and recovery:
- clean stall;
- approach to stall in descending turn with bank with approach configuration and power;
- approach to stall in landing configuration and power;
- approach to stall, climbing turn with take-off flap and climb power
Proposed scope of the refresher training
- SECTION 1 - PRE-FLIGHT/DEPARTUE
- Pre-flight check, including: Documentation, Mass and Balance, Meteological briefing, Review of theoretical knowledg
- Aeroplane external/internal visual inspection
- Pre-departure checks: Engine run-up (if applicable)
- Take-off procedure: normal, with flap settings as recommended by the flight manual, crosswind (if conditions available)
- Climbing: Vx/Vy, turns onto headings, levelling off
- ATC liaison - Compliance, R/T procedures
- SECTION 2 - AIR WORK
- Straight and level flight at various airspeeds including flight at critically low airspeed with and without flaps (including approach to Vs)
- Steep turns (360° left and right at 45° bank)
- Stalls and Recovery
- Use of Radio Navigation aids (if applicable)
- SECTION 3 - ARRIVAL AND LANDINGS
- Aerodrome arrival procedure
- Two landings (different configurations)
- Go-around from minimum height
- SECTION 4 - ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
- Simulated forced landing without power
- Simulated Emergencies: System malfunctions, as appropriate (e.g. fire, smoke, electrical equipment failure)