NPA 2016-14

Easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying

This Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) aims for simpler, lighter and better rules for general aviation (GA) regarding flights under instrument flight rules (IFR). During the 2014 EASA Safety Conference on General Aviation, the topic of ‘easier access of GA pilots to IFR flying’ was identified by the GA community as a high-priority measure that will improve the safety and utility of GA flying.

Specifically, this NPA proposes a more proportionate set of requirements for GA pilots to gain an IFR flying qualification. This is one of the key initiatives for meeting the EASA and GA community’s objectives in this area.