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Reminder for COVID Exemptions expiring in 2021

If you have taken advantage of any COVID-19 exemptions please take note of the 2021 expiry dates as below:

Training & Examinations

ORS4 1419: Covid19 –Outbreak: Applicability of Requirements on Performance Based Navigation Training

This exemption allows pilots holding a Part-FCL licence issued by the UK and an instrument rating (IR) without Performance Based Navigation (PBN) privileges to fly on routes and approaches that do not require PBN privileges and no PBN items will be required for the renewal of their IR, until 25 April 2021. After that date, PBN privileges will be required for every IR in accordance with Article 4a (5) of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011

ORS4 1464: Covid-19 – Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods of Theoretical Knowledge Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings
These exemptions, and any extensions provided, expire on 31 May 2021.

Ratings

ORS4 1416: COVID-19 –Recovery Phase: Revalidation of Single Engine Piston (SEP) and Touring Motorglider (TMG) Class Ratings Endorsed in EASA Aircrew Licences Conducting Flying Operations other than within an Organisation Holding a National Air Operator’s Certificate, Police Air Operator’s Certificate or Required to Comply with Part-ORO

ORS4 1416 expires on 30 April 2021. If your SEP and/or TMG Class Rating/s have not yet expired you may take advantage of the criteria set out in ORS4 1416 Para 4 (b) Table 1 to revalidate your rating if you can meet the criteria by 30 April 2021. NOTE: The rating expiry date is not extended.

ORS4 1418: COVID-19 Recovery Phase: Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on United Kingdom Flight Crew Licences

ORS4 1418 expires on 30 April 2021. If your relevant Class Rating/s have not yet expired you may take advantage of the criteria set out in ORS4 1418 Para 5 (c) Table 1 to revalidate your rating if you can meet the criteria by 30 April 2021. NOTE: The rating expiry date is not extended.

You can check if you meet the criteria by using our simple tool: https://www.aopa.co.uk/covid-19-information/ors4-1416-1417-revalidation-tool.html

If you cannot meet the criteria by 30 April 2021 and your rating/s has/have expired you will need to take a Proficiency Check Flight to renew you rating/s.

Medicals

ORS4 1421 (Corrected): Covid-19: The Requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences to Hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft.
If you have an expired Part-MED Medical Certificate and are using this exemption it is only valid until 31 March 2021, after which your Medical will need to be renewed unless:

1) You have a later LAPL Medical expiry date and fly with LAPL privileges only.

2) You make a Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) and comply with any restrictions to your licence privileges as a result.

Aircraft Maintenance

ORS4 1440 (Correction): COVID-19 Outbreak: Requirement to Carry the Original EASA Airworthiness Review Certificate Attached to the EASA Certificate of Airworthiness Onboard the Aircraft During all Flights

This exemption applied to any EASA aircraft registered in the UK and gave up to 30 days for the original Airworthiness Review Certificate to be carried on board subject to the conditions therein. This exemption expires on 31 March 2021


ORS4 1458: COVID-19 – Requirements of the Airworthiness Review and the Completion of the Physical Survey Utilising Part 145 Licenced Engineers

This exempts, subject to the condition therein, from any provision of the Regulations or any Implementing Rule made thereunder which provides that the tasks included in the aircraft airworthiness review aircraft shall not be subcontracted. This exemption applies to any EASA aircraft registered in the United Kingdom and managed by a continuing airworthiness management organisation (CAMO). This exemption expires on 31 March 2021.

Further Exemptions?

At this time the CAA have no intentions to issue any further COVID exemptions.

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