The British Aerobatic Academy runs aerobatic training courses that will enable you to qualify for an EASA Aerobatic rating, allowing you to fly aerobatics in EASA registered aircraft post 8 April 2018. Typically, for those that are new to aerobatics, we will work through the AOPA Aerobatic Course syllabus which on completion, will qualify for you for an EASA Aerobatic Rating. For those that have already done a considerable amount of aerobatics, you will be exempt from the full AOPA Aerobatic Course and we will put together an aerobatic course to meet your requirements.
From 8 April 2018, to undertake Aerobatic flights in an EASA aircraft an EASA Licence and Aerobatic Rating will be required :
FCL.800 Aerobatic rating
(a) Holders of a pilot licence for aeroplanes, TMG or sailplanes shall only undertake aerobatic flights when they hold the appropriate rating.
(b) Applicants for an aerobatic rating shall have completed:
(1) at least 40 hours of flight time or, in the case of sailplanes, 120 launches as PIC in the appropriate aircraft category, completed after the issue of the licence;
(2) a training course at an ATO, including:
(i) theoretical knowledge instruction appropriate for the rating;
(ii) at least 5 hours or 20 flights of aerobatic instruction in the appropriate aircraft category.
(c) The privileges of the aerobatic rating shall be limited to the aircraft category in which the flight instruction was completed. The privileges will be extended to another category of aircraft if the pilot holds a licence for that aircraft category and has successfully completed at least 3 dual training flights covering the full aerobatic
training syllabus in that category of aircraft.
If you complete an AOPA Aerobatic Certificate before 8 April 2018 there are no minimum flight time requirements as PIC . The AOPA Aerobatic Certificate will be recognised as an EASA Aerobatic Rating, though will need to be added to an EASA licence from 8 April 2018.
To book a course, email or telephone Adrian.Willis@BritishAerobaticAcademy.com 07712864413.