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Part 61

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Hi everyone,
I haven't been flying powered for about a year and I am looking at starting my PPL theory soon. I started to go over the requirements and licences and I'm a little confused with the new Part 61 regulations. I have a question about the licenses.
If you only have a SPL can you still do a GFPT or do you have to get an RPL before moving onto PPL?

If anyone could give some advice that would be wonderful. Thank you.
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bobtait replied the topic: Part 61

There is no such thing as a student pilot 'licence' or GFPT anymore. What used to be called the BAK exam for GFPT is now called RPL [recreational pilot licence]. As far as content goes, very little has changed except the terminology. The main difference is that once you pass the RPL in-house exam and flight test, you will actually hold a pilot licence. Whereas under the old system, when you had GFPT, you did not have a 'licence'.

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Hi Bob,
Thank you for you reply.
So does that mean that if I have completed the BAK exam it still counts, or do I have to go back and do what is now the RPL theory exam then the flight test before moving onto PPL?

Thank you.
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bobtait replied the topic: Part 61

Your BAK pass should still be valid
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