Licence Validations

LICENCE VALIDATIONS

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry issue Certificates of Licence Validation for:

  • Flight Crew Licences
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences.

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry does not issue personnel licences. We validate licences issued by appropriate contracting states to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO) and accept the licensing/medical certificate variations/exemptions issued by the State of Licence Issuance (the "Licensing Authority") unless specified otherwise.

Any restrictions or conditions imposed by the Licensing Authority (including their variations/exemptions) must also be complied with by the licence holder when exercising the privileges of their Certificate of Licence Validation. Any non-compliance by the licence holder with the Licencing Authority, its regulations and or exemptions would in our view invalidate the licence and therefore invalidate the Isle of Man Certificate of Validation.

It is the responsibility of the licence holder to satisfy themselves that exercise of their licence privileges remains in accordance with the requirements and conditions imposed by their Licencing Authority.

NOTE: We do not issue validations of FAA private pilot certificates issued on the basis of a foreign pilot licence licences made under 14 CFR 61.75.

Further information on these validations are in the links below.

Flight crew of M registered aircraft must hold a current certificate of validation of their flight crew licence issued by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Aircraft operators are accountable for ensuring that their crew are appropriately trained and maintain currency to the required standard as outlined in RP4 and that only flight crew that meet these requirements shall operate the aircraft in accordance with its particular Operational Approval(s).

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry offers two different types of flight crew licence validation:

1. General Flight Crew Licence Validation (GFCL) - This type of validation enables a suitably licenced and rated pilot to act as a member of flight crew on a M-Registered Aircraft without restriction to: a particular aircraft operator, class/type rating, or registration mark.

To apply for or renew a GFCL please submit the following to [email protected]:

Please ensure all submitted supporting documentation is complete and signed.

Charges are payable prior to issue of the validation. An invoice will be sent to the email address entered on the submitted Form 6 (section 1), for settlement. Please note you have 14 working days to make payment. If payment is not received in this time, the application will be cancelled and all documents must be resubmitted to recommence the application process.

2. Registration Mark Specific Flight Crew Licence Validation - This type of validation enables a suitably licenced pilot to act as a member of flight crew for a specific M-Registered aircraft and the application will need the approval of the aircraft operator.

To apply for or renew a Registration Mark Specific Flight Crew Validation please submit the following to [email protected]:

Please ensure all submitted supporting documentation is complete and signed.

Details of costs for both types of validations can be found here.

Should you require any support with your licence validation application please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us on +441624 682358.

The holder of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence that has been validated by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry may issue a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) for a ‘M’ registered aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Validations are issued without any restriction to a particular aircraft type/class or registration.

The holder of the validation must:

  • not exceed the privileges of the host licence;
  • observe all limitations, conditions or restrictions specified on the licence; and
  • comply with all licence conditions and requirements specified by the State of licence issuance.

If you hold a current Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Validation that was issued by the IOMAR with restriction to a particular aircraft type/class, you may apply to convert this to an unrestricted validation by applying to make a variation to your certificate (see below). Such applications will be processed by the IOMAR subject to other task loading.

To apply for, renew or make a variation to a Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation, please complete and submit the following to [email protected]:

Note: Applicants do not need to provide evidence of maintenance experience or copies of aircraft type course certificates.

Charges are payable prior to issue of the validation. An invoice will be sent to the email address entered on the Form 7 (section 1), for settlement. Please note you have 14 working days to make payment. If payment is not received in this time, the application will be cancelled and all documents must be resubmitted to recommence the application process.

Details of costs can be found here.

Should you require any support with your licence validation application please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us on +441624 682358.