Over the past two weeks, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia has responded to a range of calls for assistance from frustrated students and flight instructors, following reports that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority are refusing to issue Private Pilot License’s to students who hold Basic Class 2 medicals.
CASA Client Services Centre for Flight Operations and Licensing have stated in writing; “… We cannot issue a PPL(a) with a CASA Basic Class 2 medical. You will need to have a Class 2 medical for the issue of a PPL(a).”
“AOPA Australia has requested an urgent meeting with CASA, seeking clarification for our members and the pilot community on this matter.”, Benjamin Morgan, AOPA Australia CEO.
“We are hopeful that the refusal to issue is simply a misunderstanding between internal CASA departments, and that the matter can be resolved swiftly.
“Our association has previously raised this concern with CASA and received a positive outcome for our members and community. For more information on our past advocacy, read the following: https://aopa.com.au/basic-class-2-holders-now-able-to-be-initial-issued-ppla/
“To assist the association on this matter, we are inviting any student pilots, flight instructors or flight training providers who have received similar advice from CASA to register with AOPA Australia.”, he said.
Mr Benjamin Morgan
AOPA Australia Chief Executive
Mobile: 0415 577 724