I formerly held an ATC Instructor’s Qualification valid for the Vigilant Motor Glider through the RAF Volunteer Gliding Squadron System. I was a B1 Instructor until 2014 with 440 hours.
I would now like to obtain a UK civilian license for microlights, which I understand is still an NPPL(A) (SSEA), so I'm trying to understand what, if any, training dispensation I can use.
CAP804 (April 2015) section 126.96.36.199 states:
The holder of the ATC Instructor’s Qualification valid for the Vigilant Motor Glider who wishes to obtain an NPPL(A) with SSEA Class Rating shall:
a) produce log book evidence of having satisfactorily completed flying training on single-engine piston aeroplanes under the supervision of a FI(A), which must include:
- i) not less than 1 hour dual instruction in stall/spin awareness and avoidance;
- ii) not less than 1 hour dual instrument appreciation;
- iii) not less than 1 hour supervised solo flight; iv) not less than 4 hours navigation training or successful completion of the ‘Air Cadet Vigilant Transit Qualification’ training syllabus, including at least one solo cross-country navigation exercise;
b) pass the Part-FCL PPL(A) theoretical examinations; c) hold a valid NPPL Medical Declaration or Part-MED Class 1, 2 or LAPL medical certificate; d) pass the NPPL(A) NST and GST in an SSEA
However, CAP804 is now marked as "Reference Only" and I cannot find a document which has superceded it. At the advice of my instructor I have written to the BMAA for their advice, but received no response.
Can anyone tell me what the official requirements are today, please, or does it remain undefined since Brexit?