This is important information for all microlight pilots. Please read very carefully.
From the 25th August 2016 the self-declaration medical system used by
NPPL holders and holders of a UK PPL with a microlight class rating is
changing. Please read the following information carefully.
From the 25th August 2016 a pilot, or student pilot, wishing to obtain
a self-declaration of fitness can only do so by using the CAA on-line system.
We understand that the pilot will be able to print off a
certificate/declaration and this will be used to prove fitness prior to solo
and on licence application.
The form will be published on the CAA web site.
The existing self-declaration form that is countersigned by the
holder’s GP will be withdrawn after the 24th August 2016. Any old forms signed
after the 24th August 2016 will not be valid.
Pilots and student pilots who currently have a self-declaration
medical issued under the current system may continue to use that document until
it next naturally expires, following which it will have to be replaced using
the on-line system that will then be in place. Holders choosing to continue to
use an existing declaration are still subject to any Group 1 or other
restrictions that they might have and the validity period of an existing
declaration does not change.
The new declaration system does not have a Group 1 and 2. There is a
single medical standard applied to all holders.
The new declaration system does not restrict the holder by any
limitations on passenger carrying. Current holders limited to Group 1
privileges may wish to see if they can obtain the new declaration to remove the
restrictions imposed by the current Group 1 status.
If a person cannot meet the medical requirements for the new
declarative system they have the alternative options of applying for an EASA
LAPL, Class 1 or Class 2 Medical Certificate.
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