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CAA: ORS4 1486 & 1487 - Pilot Medical Declarations

The CAA have published ORS4 1486: "Allowing certain licence holders to make a Pilot Medical Declaration to alternative disqualifying medical conditions, those referred to in Article 163(6) when operating aircraft with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of 2000kg or less" and ORS4 1487: "Allowing UK Part-FCL, Part-BFCL and Part SFCL licence holders to make a Pilot Medical Declaration to alternative disqualifying medical conditions to those referred to in Article 163(6) of the Air Navigation Order 2016"

ORS4 1486 - National Licence Holders:

This exemption is issued to enable pilots who hold a licence issued in accordance with Article 152 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (as amended), the Order, to make a Pilot Medical Declaration in accordance with Article 163(3) of the Order and to operate aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of 2000kg or less even though they may have a disqualifying medical condition listed in Article 163(6) of the Order when, subject to the conditions specified in paragraph 5, until 30 April 2022.

This exemption applies to holders of the following licences issued under Article 152 of the Order:

a) UK Private Pilot’s Licence (UK PPL);

b) National Private Pilot’s Licence (NPPL);

c) UK Commercial Pilot’s Licence (UK CPL) Balloons that is restricted to commercial operation and the privileges of a UK PPL (Balloons and Airships).

This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

a) The licences specified above must have been issued by the CAA or on behalf of the CAA.

b) Licence holders must only operate flights:

i) in a United Kingdom (G) registered UK aircraft;

ii) in the following areas:

1) within the United Kingdom; or

2) with the permission of the relevant authority, in the airspace of another country, or

3) with the permission of the relevant authority, within a Crown Dependency;

iii) in day or night Visual Flight Rules (‘VFR’), unless exercising the privileges of the Instrument Meteorology Conditions (IMC) Rating;

iv) must not make a Pilot Medical Declaration unless they reasonably believe that they meet the medical requirements for a Group 1 (Car) Licence issued by the Driverand Vehicle Licensing Agency and are not taking medication for any psychiatric illness.

ORS4 1487 - UK Part-FCL, Part-BFCL and Part SFCL licence holders:

This exemption isissued to enable pilots who hold a licence issued in accordance with UK Regulations(EU)2011/1178, 2018/395 and 2018/1976 to make a Pilot Medical Declaration in accordance with Article 163(3) of the Air Navigation Order 2016 (as amended), the Order, even though they may have a disqualifying medical condition listed in Article 163(6) of the Order, subject to the conditions specified until 30 April 2022.

The Civil Aviation Authority (‘the CAA’), pursuant Article 266 of the Order, exempts holders of the licences specified below from the requirements of Article 162, Article 163(3)(a)(ii) and (4)(b)of the Order, subject to the conditions specified. This exemption applies to holders of the following UK Part FCL licences issued under UK Regulations(EU) 2011/1178, 2018/395 and 2018/1976:

a) UK Part FCL Private Pilot’s Licence (UK Part FCL PPL);

b) UK Part FCL Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (UK Part FCL LAPL);

c) UK Part SFCL Sailplane Pilot’s Licence (SPL); or

d) UK Part BFCL Balloon Pilot’s Licence (BPL).

This exemption is subject to the following conditions:

a) The licences specified in paragraph 5must have been issued by the CAA.

b) Licence holders must only operate flights:

i) in a United Kingdom (G) registered aircraft;

ii)in the following areas:

1) within the United Kingdom;

2) with the permission of the relevant authority,in the airspace of another country, or

3) with the permission of the relevant authority, within a Crown Dependency;

iii) in day or night Visual Flight Rules (‘VFR’), unless in the case of a SPL holding Sailplane Cloud Flying privileges.

c) LAPL(A) and PPL(A) holders must only exercise the privileges stated in UK FCL.105.A(a), that is to act as Pilot-In-Command (‘PIC’) on single-engine piston aeroplanes-land or Touring Motor Gliders (‘TMG’) with a maximum certified take-off mass of 2,000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are never more than 4 persons on board the aircraft.

d) LAPL(H) and PPL(H) holders must only exercise the privileges stated in UK Part-FCL.105.H on a single-engine piston helicopter, that is to act as PIC on single-engine piston helicopters with a maximum certified take-off mass of 2,000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are never more than 4 persons on board.

e) Licence holders must not make a Pilot Medical Declarationunlessthey reasonably believe that they meet the medical requirements for a Group 1 (Car) Licence issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and are not taking medication for any psychiatric illness.

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