The Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration does not issue any personnel licenses. However, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirements, we validate certain personnel licenses issued by other States.
Isle of Man Registered Aircraft
Flight crew and maintenance engineers for Isle of Man registered aircraft must hold a licence validation issued by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.
For further details see the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry website.
The Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration has 'No Operational Objection' to holders of UK issued flight crew and pilot licences validated by the Isle of Man who have made a UK CAA Pilot Medical Declaration acting as flight crew of Isle of Man registered aircraft operating:
- to, from and within the UK and Isle of Man; or
- outside the UK or Isle of Man subject to the flight crew obtaining the permission of the relevant authority for that airspace;
subject to such flights being conducted in accordance with the privileges and any other conditions imposed by the UK CAA.
For further information see Letter of No Operational Objection – UK CAA Pilot Medical Declarations.
Isle of Man Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO)
Persons acting as ATCO and student ATCO in the Isle of Man must hold an ATCO or Student ATCO licence granted by the UK CAA.
Flight Crew of Aircraft Registered Elsewhere than the Isle of Man
For flights of an aircraft within the Isle of Man, a person must not act as a member of the flight crew of an aircraft registered in a country other than the Isle of Man unless:
- for private flights - that person is the holder of an appropriate licence granted or rendered valid under the law of the country in which the aircraft is registered
- for commercial air transport or aerial work - that person is the holder of an appropriate licence granted or rendered valid under the law of the country in which the aircraft is registered or the State of the operator;
Although the following licences and associated privileges do not satisfy in full the relevant minimum standards established under the Chicago Convention, the IOM CAA, considers these licences to be an appropriate licence for the purposes of acting as a member of the flight crew of a private flight of an aircraft within the Isle of Man:
- UK issued National Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes) (NPPL(A)) and National Private Pilot’s Licence (Helicopters) (NPPL(H));
- UK issued Part FCL Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL);
- EASA issued Part FCL LAPL; or
- those UK issued flight crew or pilot licences that are: held by a person who has made a Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD); or, that include the Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) or Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R)) national ratings
The holder of a licence that is endorsed to the effect that its holder does not satisfy in full the relevant minimum standards established under the Chicago Convention, must not act as a member of the flight crew of an aircraft in or over the Isle of Man except in accordance with a permission granted by the Department. The above licenses are permitted as such by: Permission 2023/112 .