Single Engine Piston (SEP)

An SEP rating is valid for 24 months


Please remember that to carry passengers, you must have completed at least 3 take-offs and 3 landings in the last 90 days on class as the sole manipulator of the controls.


An SEP class rating may be re-validated by passing a Licence Proficiency Check (LPC) with an authorised Flight Examiner (FE(A)) or Class Rating Examiner (CRE(A)) within the three months preceding the expiry date of the rating without loss of validity period.

Alternatively, the rating may be revalidated by flying experience by producing logbook evidence to an authorised examiner of having completed the following within the 12 calendar months preceding the expiry date of the rating:

• 12 hours of flight time
• 6 hours as pilot-in-command
• 12 take-offs and landings

A training flight of at least 1 hour’s duration with an FI(A) or CRI(A) who must countersign the appropriate logbook entry. If revalidating by flying experience, and providing the examiner signs the Certificate of Revalidation page within the 12 months prior to the rating expiry, the validity of the revalidated rating will be calculated from the date of expiry of the preceding rating.


Should your SEP rating expire even by a day then you will need to talk to an examiner to ascertain your requirements. The minimum requirement will be a full Skills Test in accordance with EASA requirements.

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