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Old May 21st 04, 04:40 AM
Arnie
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Is there a Commercial Pilots License-Glider in EU ?

I looked around in the CAA, JAA and EASA websites, but could't really find
this information.

In some coutries a CFIG (Instructor's) license gives you the right to work
and get paid as an instructor, even though you may not have a Commercial
Pilot's license.
In other countries, the CP is a pre-requisite for a CFIG, which is the case
in the US, for instance.
I'd like to know how it is in EU.


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Old May 21st 04, 09:38 AM
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I can only speak for the UK, but here there is no such thing as a Commercial
License for gliders, if you have an instructors rating and can find someone
willing to pay you, then go for it. That said there are very few paid
instructors here (other than full time CFI's and not every club has someone
there full time).

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Is there a Commercial Pilots License-Glider in EU ?

I looked around in the CAA, JAA and EASA websites, but could't really find
this information.

In some coutries a CFIG (Instructor's) license gives you the right to work
and get paid as an instructor, even though you may not have a Commercial
Pilot's license.
In other countries, the CP is a pre-requisite for a CFIG, which is the

case
in the US, for instance.
I'd like to know how it is in EU.




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Old May 21st 04, 11:24 AM
Guillaume F.
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As far as I know, in France, you only need a "classe 1" medical certificate,
that allows you to be paid for flying.
Otherwise with a "classe 2" you'll be limited to "private pilot" activities.


Guillaume F.





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Old May 21st 04, 12:44 PM
Stefan
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Arnie wrote:
Is there a Commercial Pilots License-Glider in EU ?

I looked around in the CAA, JAA and EASA websites, but could't really find
this information.


You didn't find information because glider ratings are not part of the
JARs but are regulated differently by each country.

I only can tell how it's handled in Switzerland. There is no such thing
as a commercial glider license in Switzerland. There is a "PAX-rating"
which allows you to take passengers. (Requires 30 hours after the
license and a check ride. No passengers allowed without this rating.) An
instructor rating, you guessed it, is needed to instruct students.

Whether you may get paid or not is not part of the regulations. This is
a gray area in Switzerland anyway, as any private pilot (with or without
noise) is allowed to take passengers who pay their share of the
expenses. (And "their share" can even be 100%, the pilot just
contributing his time.) Here, commercial means just that: Commercial.
For gliders, there are no regulations at all. But as there is no
commercial glider license, it's assumed that any glider pilot may get paid.

Stefan

 




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