Pilot Licensing and Training Simplification Project

Here we provide a little more detail and context to the recently announced Phase I consultation, now open for you all to comment on:  https://consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/ga-pilot-licensing-training-phase-1/

There are only two sections that are directly relevant to ballooning.  All the important detail is left to be developed in Phase 2, in which ballooning-specific content for a further consultation will be prepared by a working group, chaired by Richard Allen at the CAA. 

CAA is currently stating that this process will produce a new licensing system by the end of the present (balloon pilot licensing) transition period in December 2023.