Visiting pilots licences and ratings (29.11.2012)
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December 2010 Visiting pilots licences and ratings

1.  Visiting Pilots JAA Pilot Licences issued by Member States of the Joint Aviation Authorities
1.1 Unless the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia in the particular case gives a direction to the contrary, the holder of a JAA pilot licence may exercise all the privileges of that licence in the Republic of Latvia registered aircraft.
1.2 A JAA pilot licence means a licence granted by a JAA Member State that has been accepted for mutual recognition in accordance with the Joint Aviation Requirements - Flight Crew Licensing for aeroplanes or helicopters as appropriate - respectively JAR-FCL 1 and JAR-FCL 2.

2. Visiting Pilots holding licences other than JAA licences
2.1 Unless the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia in the particular case gives a direction to the contrary, the holder of PPL or higher licence, may be permitted to exercise the privileges of a private pilot license, excluding Instrument Rating and Flight Instructor Privileges or National Ratings, in aircraft registered in the Republic of Latvia as long as:
(a) the licence has been issued in accordance with the relevant international standards as set out Annex 1 (Personnel Licensing) to the ICAO Convention;
(b) the licence does not include any extraordinary operational or medical conditions; and
(c) flights are not made for public transport, aerial work or remuneration.
(d) flights are conducted within the limitations of the type/class ratings contained on the holder’s existing licence.
2.2 Where the holder of a non-JAA professional pilot's licence, who has previously flown in controlled airspace in circumstances governed by the requirements of Annex 6 (Operation of Aircraft) Part 1 (International Commercial Air Transport) to the ICAO Convention, wishes to fly the Republic of Latvia registered aircraft in a private capacity and exercise the privileges of an instrument rating, the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia may be prepared to consider granting a Certificate of validation of the foreign licence to permit this to be done.
2.3 Pilots whose licences include extraordinary operational or medical conditions may approach the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia for advice regarding flying aircraft registered in the Republic of Latvia.

3. Method of rendering a licence valid
3.1 Validations of non-JAR pilot licences issued by an ICAO contracting State, shall be in accordance with the provisions of JAR-FCL 1.015/2.015, as applicable.
3.2 The minimum requirements for the validation by the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia of a Pilot licence issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1of a non-JAA State for commercial air transportation and other commercial activities are specified in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.015/2.015.
3.3 The minimum requirements for the validation by the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia of pilot licences issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1of non-JAA States for specific tasks of finite duration are specified in Appendix 3 to JAR–FCL 1.015/2.015.
3.4 The minimum requirements for the validation by the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia of a Private pilot licence with instrument rating issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 by a non-JAA State are specified in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.015/2.015 .

4.  Validation period
4.1 Validation of a professional pilot licence or a private pilot licence with
instrument rating shall be effective subject to the basic licence remaining valid and shall not exceed one year from the date of validation.
4.2 Any further validation of a non-JAA State licence for use on aircraft registered in the Republic of Latvia may be made on request to the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia and fulfilment of all the requirements as for the initial validation.

March 2012

In regard to para 1,2,3 and 4 please be informed that:

1.  Pilot licences issued not in accordance with standards as set out ICAO Annex 1 “Personnel Licensing” (e.g. Ultralihgt Pilot Licences, shall be validated for flight:

- in airspace of the Republic of Latvia, or

- on aircraft registered in the Republic of Latvia.

2. Part – FCL  licences issued by other State in accordance with Part – FCL  Regulations  will be accepted by Republic of Latvia.

November 2012

Any further validation of a non-JAA Member State licence for use on aircraft registered in the Republic of Latvia (Para 4.2) may be granted on the basis of Long Term Exemption (LTE No: LVA/LTE/2012/01) issued in accordance with JAA LTE #22. LTE.