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AIC on validation of PPL for specific tasks – 28 days
This AIC will clearify CAA Norway policy on validation of third country licenses for non-commercial operations on Norwegian registered aircraft in Norway.
Pilots holding a third country license (PPL, CPL or ATPL) may conduct non-commercial operations on Norwegian registered aircraft once their license has been validated. There are different ways to obtain a validation. These are listed in Annex III to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011.
According to Annex III A.8, a validation may be given for a period of 28 days per calendar year. Previously candidates for validation needed to apply to CAA Norway for a written validation letter. The new policy states that such validation is given according to the following conditions:
- The pilot performs an acclimatisation flight with an instructor prior to carrying out flights as PIC. The acclimatisation flight shall contain elements related to differences training to the aircraft variant being used; national and local procedures; and any additional elements regarded necessary by the instructor.
- The acclimatisation flight shall be endorsed in the candidates log book or an equivalent document and signed by the instructor.
- The endorsement shall be available for inspection by the competent authority for the entire duration of the validation period.
- The validation is valid for 28 days per calendar year. The 28 days does not have to be consecutive, but can only be completed in the same calendar year. i.e. if the acclimatisation flight is performed in 2019, the validation is only valid in 2019. If the pilot wants the same validation for 2020, a new acclimatisation flight has to be performed.
- No application or registration form needs to be sent to CAA Norway.
For other types of validation, please consult Annex III to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011.
If you have any further questions regarding validation of third country licenses, please contact CAA Norway via email mailto:email@example.com