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EASA FCL.800 Aerobatic Rating


Below, is an extract from FCL.800 which outlines the requirements laid down by EASA for the issue of an aerobatic rating. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch:


(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 30 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; and,
         (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.

FCL.800 also says that the exercises of the aerobatic flying training syllabus should be repeated as necessary until the applicant achieves a safe and competent standard so it is important to remember that it represents the minimum required for the issue of the rating.


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