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License Requirement for Gyro

Unread post by E816 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:12 am

Hey Guys,

Asking for a friend :lol: , but what license is required for a Gyro? He holds a PPL F/W & R/W, what would I need to do to get licensed on Gyro's.

Thanks
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Re: License Requirement for Gyro

Unread post by Whirly » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:24 am

E816 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:12 am
Hey Guys,

Asking for a friend :lol: , but what license is required for a Gyro? I have a PPL F/W & R/W, what would I need to do to get licensed on Gyro's.

Thanks
Firstly a lobotomy................................................................secondly, some training and a technical exam, I guess. :twisted:

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Re: License Requirement for Gyro

Unread post by E816 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:33 am

Whirly wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:24 am


Firstly a lobotomy................................................................secondly, some training and a technical exam, I guess. :twisted:

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Was waiting for that :lol: :lol:
If only had a hot air balloon section .... wanting to know the same :D
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Re: License Requirement for Gyro

Unread post by nomie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:03 am

Part 62. See below for crediting of PPL hours (62.06.6):

Source http://caa.mylexisnexis.co.za/
SUBPART 6:
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUE OF A CATEGORY, CLASS OR TYPE RATING FOR GYROPLANES

General

62.06.1 (1) For the holder of a national pilot licence to be issued with a category rating for gyroplanes and a first class rating and first type rating by name for gyroplanes, he or she shall—
(a)
hold at least a valid restricted certificate of proficiency (aeronautical);
(b)
have acquired the experience referred to in regulation 62.06.2;
(c)
have successfully completed the training referred to in regulation 62.06.3;
(d)
have passed the theoretical knowledge examination referred to in regulation 62.06.4; and
(e)
have passed the skill test referred to in regulation 62.06.5.

(2) An applicant for an additional type rating by name in the category gyroplanes shall—
(a)
be the holder of a valid national pilot licence endorsed for the category gyroplane;
(b)
have successfully completed the appropriate training referred to in regulation 62.06.3;
(c)
have passed the theoretical knowledge examination referred to in regulation 62.06.4; and
(d)
have passed the skills test referred to in regulation 62.06.5 in the type of gyroplane for which the additional type rating is sought.

(3) An applicant for an additional class rating in the category gyroplanes shall meet the requirements for a gyroplane type rating by name in the class for which the rating is sought.

Experience

62.06.2 (1) An applicant for the issuing of a first type rating in the category gyroplane shall have completed not less than 30 hours flight time as a pilot of a gyroplane, of which at least 15 hours shall be solo flight time, and which flight time shall include—
(a)
one dual cross-country flight of a duration of not less than 90 minutes, flown at normal cruising speed; and
(b)
one solo cross-country flight of a duration of not less than 90 minutes, flown at normal cruising speed:

Provided that the cross-country requirement shall not apply in the case of a type rating to be endorsed “tethered flight only”.

(2) The cross-country flights, referred to in subregulation (1), shall consist of at least three legs.

Training

62.06.3 An applicant for the issuing of a type rating by name in the category gyroplane shall have successfully completed the appropriate training as prescribed in Document SA-CATS 62.

Theoretical knowledge examination

62.06.4 An applicant for the issuing of a type rating by name in the category gyroplane shall have passed the appropriate written examination as prescribed in Document SA-CATS 62.

Skills test

62.06.5 (1) An applicant for the issuing of a type rating by name in the category gyroplane shall have demonstrated to the holder of a gyroplane flight instructor rating, the ability to perform as PIC of the gyroplane the procedures and manoeuvres as prescribed in Document SA-CATS 62, with a degree of competency appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a national pilot licence.

(2) The applicant shall undergo the skills test referred to in subregulation (1) within 90 days of passing the theoretical knowledge examination referred to in regulation 62.06.4 and within the 60 days immediately preceding the date of application.

(3) The skills test referred to in subregulation (1) shall consist of the following—
(a)
a general skills test of not less than 60 minutes;
(b)
a navigation skills test of not less than 90 minutes flown at normal cruising speed and which includes a full-stop landing at a point other than the point of departure.

Crediting of flight time

62.06.6 The holder of a licence issued in terms of part 61 or in terms of this part as the case may be—
(a)
may be credited with not more than 5 hours solo and 5 hours dual flight time, the additional 20 hours shall consist of—
(i)
a minimum of 10 hours dual flying;
(ii)
a minimum of 10 hours solo flting; and
(Editorial Note: Wording as per original Government Gazette. It is suggested that the word “flting” is intended to be “flying”.)
(b)
shall have acquired knowledge in the subjects principles of flight and engines and airframes towards the theoretical knowledge requirements prescribed for the endorsement of a national pilot licence endorsed for the category gyroplane.

Application

62.06.7 An application for the issuing of a type rating by name in the category gyroplanes shall—
(a)
be made to the Director or to the organisation, designated for the purpose in terms of part 149, as the case may be, on the appropriate prescribed form; and
(b)
be accompanied by—
(i)
a certified true copy of the applicant’s national pilot licence;
(ii)
certified proof that the requirements prescribed in regulation 62.06.1 have been complied with; and
(iii)
the appropriate fee as prescribed in terms of part 187 or by the organisation designated for the purpose in terms of part 149, as the case may be, provided that the fees set by the latter shall not exceed the fees prescribed in part 187.

Issuing of gyroplane type rating

62.06.8 (1) The Director, or the organisation designated for the purpose in terms of part 149, as the case may be, shall issue a gyroplane type rating by name if the applicant complies with the requirements referred to in regulation 62.06.7.

(2) A gyroplane type rating by name shall be issued in the prescribed format.

Period of validity

62.06.9 A gyroplane type rating by name shall be valid for as long as the national pilot licence itself remains valid, with the proviso that the privileges of the type rating shall not be exercised by the holder thereof unless he or she complies with the provisions of regulation 62.06.11.

Privileges and limitations

62.06.10 (1) The holder of a gyroplane type rating by name shall be entitled to act as PIC of any gyroplane for which he or she holds a type rating by name, provided it is not operated for the provision of an air service—
(a)
within Class F and Class G airspace;
(b)
within controlled airspace if—
(i)
prior permission to enter such airspace has been obtained from the responsible ATSU;
(ii)
such two-way radio communication is established, as the said unit may require;
(iii)
a continuous radio watch is maintained; and
(iv)
while in an aerodrome traffic zone, the appropriate radio position reporting procedures is complied with, while such gyroplane is within such airspace.

(2) Where a gyroplane rating was issued with the restriction “tethered flight only”, its holder shall not exercise its privileges in free flight.

Maintenance of competency

62.06.11 The holder of a type rating by name in the category gyroplanes, shall not act as PIC of a gyroplane unless he or she—
(a)
has acted as PIC of a gyroplane for a minimum of 10 hours in the 12 months immediately preceding the intended flight. Such minimum flight time may include flights undertaken by the pilot whilst receiving training appropriate to the gyroplane; or
(b)
has passed a practical flight test with an appropriately rated flying instructor within the three months immediately preceding the intended flight; and
(c)
if transporting a passenger, he or she has, within the 90 days immediately preceding the flight on which such passenger is to be transported, has spent not less than one hour in the circuit exercising take-offs and landings in a gyroplane; and
(d)
has submitted an application for the renewal of the applicable category rating to the Director or the body designated for the purpose as the case may be.
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Re: License Requirement for Gyro

Unread post by E816 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:54 am

Thanks for the info ... so 20 hrs best case scenario ... that sure seems like very little :shock: :shock:
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Re: License Requirement for Gyro

Unread post by Mafia » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:06 am

Yep, 20-hours minimum requirement. But this is always based on pilot performance. Never push the training. Gyros are amazing machines but can bite you in the bum if you are in a rush.

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