EASA Examiner differences document

After passing the Regulation No 1178/2011, the individual EASA member states started accepting pilot licenses from other EASA countries obtained in accordance with Part FCL.

However, practice has shown that national procedures of the national civil aviation authorities of the individual member states differed, which caused complications. The member states interpreted Regulation No 1178/2011 requirements concerning pre-exam briefing differently.

Since the interpretations differed, in April 2014, a document called EASA Examiner differences document was introduced. EASA Examiner differences document defines all requirements on EASA member states concerning flight exams provided by flight examiners from other EASA member states.

The document therefore replaces the previous requirement to undertake flight examiner briefing in EASA member state, which issued applicant's pilot license.

All EASA flight examiner must get familiar with the respective procedures in the EASA Examiner differences document before they wish to provide flight exam to an applicant, whose country of issuance differs from examiner's authority state.

EASA examiner differences document is published on EASA website.

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