English Language Proficiency for pilots

English Language Proficiency for pilots

Thursday 15th March 2018

Yes, even if you were born in England and speak English as a maternal tongue, you still need the remark. It is likely that all British pilots will be Level 6 and would be given lifetime validity once tested.

It is worth double checking that your licence has the language proficiency endorsement on Page 6.

CAA / EASA  licence:

“Clarification to licence holders about the English Language Proficiency assessment process.

Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) holders who have not converted to Part-FCL, new FRTOL applicants and those holding level 4 or 5 Language Proficiency should be aware that they must hold a valid Language Proficiency validation to operate such equipment. If you have any questions about your status please contact your training provider.

Please note that absence of a valid language proficiency assessment invalidates an FRTOL and will delay any subsequent licence request.”


The above compliments the licence warnings already highlighted on the Europa Club News Page for January 2018. ( Click on the following link to re-read.)





Posted by Bob Hitchcock. Remove from the Front Page  June 2018 unless superseded.