Use of National Permit to Fly for flight instruction and self-fly hire
UK National Permit to Fly General Aviation (GA) aircraft can now be used in certain circumstances for remunerated commercial training and self-fly hire, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The move follows extensive consultation with the GA community.
Owners of ‘Permit’ aircraft have always been allowed to undertake training in their own aircraft, as this is defined as non-commercial. Today’s announcement now allows other pilots who do not own UK National Permit to Fly aircraft, to undertake post PPL flight instruction and self-fly hire using aircraft with a Permit to Fly.
Pilots who do not hold a licence cannot take advantage of the new rule to undertake ab-initio training in rented permit aircraft, unless it is ‘Type Approved’. But, if the pilot already holds a valid licence for the same aircraft category, then remunerated flight instruction and examination is now allowed. Ex-military aircraft that are operated under CAP 632 requirements are also not included under the new rules as they already operate under separate agreements.
Mark Shortman, Policy Manager for the CAA’s General Aviation Unit said, “This is another significant step forward in the delivery of the project portfolio within the GA Change Programme”.
Full details of the new rule for the use of Permit to Fly aircraft for flight instruction and self-hire can be found here