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Applying for a pilot license for the first time

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you want to fly or operate an aircraft, you need a pilot's license. You can apply for this from the Federal Aviation Office under certain conditions.

With a flight license, you can use and fly certain categories of aircraft for commercial purposes.

Licenses for pilots include the following

  • Licenses for pilots and
  • Licenses for flight dispatchers.

You can apply for these licenses from the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) for the following aircraft categories:

  • Aircraft (A)
  • Helicopters (H) or
  • Airships (As)

You have the option of choosing one:

  • Issue,
  • renewal,
  • renewal or
  • extension

for a

  • type/class rating,
  • type-related teaching authorization,
  • non-pattern-related teaching authorization,
  • other authorization or
  • special authorization for your license

for your license.

You can apply for a license as a natural or legal person or as a representative.

Before you receive a license, the LBA will check whether you meet all the necessary requirements and have all the required documents. With the license issued for the first time, you can put the aircraft into operation.


Process flow

You can apply for a pilot's license online:

  • Go to the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and complete the online application.
  • You can upload your documents directly.
  • Submit the application online.
  • The LBA will check your application.
  • You will receive a notification and fee notice.

After you have paid the fees, you can retrieve the notification online and receive the license by post.

Requirements
  • You are
    • a natural person from Germany, an EU country or a third country or
    • a legal entity based in Germany or represented by natural persons from Germany, an EU country or a third country.
  • You have passed all the required theoretical and practical examinations (e.g. training, examination, confirmation of flight experience) and can provide evidence of this.
  • You have applied for a background check.
Which documents are required?

if you are applying for a commercial pilot license (not an ICAO license):

  • Copy of the current license (front and back)
  • Copy of your identity card or current registration confirmation
  • Copy of the valid medical certificate according to PartMED (front and back)
  • German radiotelephony certificate or certificate of recognition from the Federal Network Agency of the foreign radiotelephony certificate
  • valid notification of the result of the background check or certificate from the competent authority regarding the application
  • Proof of the theoretical and practical requirements from the commercial flying school (ATO), for example
    • Training,
    • examination,
    • confirmation of flight experience.
  • Confirmation of flight experience for professional pilots (CPL/IR) or pilots in multi-person flight crews (MPL) in accordance with Part-FCL for the issue of a commercial pilot's license (ATPL) in accordance with Part-FCL
  • Copy of the examination report

if you are applying for a license for the non-commercial operation of aircraft (ICAO license)

  • Copy of your identity card or current confirmation of registration
  • valid notification of the result of the background check or certificate from the competent authority regarding the application
  • German radiotelephony certificate or certificate of recognition of the foreign radiotelephony certificate from the Federal Network Agency
  • License confirmation from a third country ("verification"), if applicable
  • Proof of a practical examination passed in accordance with the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Proof of a theoretical examination passed in accordance with EASA regulations
  • Proof of theoretical and practical requirements from the commercial flight school (ATO), for example
    • Training,
    • examination,
    • confirmation of flight experience.
  • Proof of flight experience
  • Copy of the valid medical certificate according to PartMED (front and back)

if you are applying for a license for flight dispatchers:

  • Proof of the theoretical examination
  • Proof of the practical examination
  • Copy of your identity card or confirmation of registration
  • Valid notification of the background check or certificate from the competent authority regarding the application

in the case of representation:

  • Proof of authorization to represent
  • Completed form for declaration of criminal offenses

for a declaration of assumption of costs to the authorized person:

  • Proof of the declaration of assumption of costs

Please refer to the application form to find out which documents are required in your case.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
    Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notification of your application.
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

02.06.2023

Teaser

If you want to fly or operate an aircraft, you need a pilot's license. You can apply for this from the Federal Aviation Office under certain conditions.

Process flow

You can apply for a pilot's license online:

  • Go to the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and complete the online application.
  • You can upload your documents directly.
  • Submit the application online.
  • The LBA will check your application.
  • You will receive a notification and fee notice.

After you have paid the fees, you can retrieve the notification online and receive the license by post.

Requirements

  • You are
    • a natural person from Germany, an EU country or a third country or
    • a legal entity based in Germany or represented by natural persons from Germany, an EU country or a third country.
  • You have passed all the required theoretical and practical examinations (e.g. training, examination, confirmation of flight experience) and can provide evidence of this.
  • You have applied for a background check.

Which documents are required?

if you are applying for a commercial pilot license (not an ICAO license):

  • Copy of the current license (front and back)
  • Copy of your identity card or current registration confirmation
  • Copy of the valid medical certificate according to PartMED (front and back)
  • German radiotelephony certificate or certificate of recognition from the Federal Network Agency of the foreign radiotelephony certificate
  • valid notification of the result of the background check or certificate from the competent authority regarding the application
  • Proof of the theoretical and practical requirements from the commercial flying school (ATO), for example
    • Training,
    • examination,
    • confirmation of flight experience.
  • Confirmation of flight experience for professional pilots (CPL/IR) or pilots in multi-person flight crews (MPL) in accordance with Part-FCL for the issue of a commercial pilot's license (ATPL) in accordance with Part-FCL
  • Copy of the examination report

if you are applying for a license for the non-commercial operation of aircraft (ICAO license)

  • Copy of your identity card or current confirmation of registration
  • valid notification of the result of the background check or certificate from the competent authority regarding the application
  • German radiotelephony certificate or certificate of recognition of the foreign radiotelephony certificate from the Federal Network Agency
  • License confirmation from a third country ("verification"), if applicable
  • Proof of a practical examination passed in accordance with the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Proof of a theoretical examination passed in accordance with EASA regulations
  • Proof of theoretical and practical requirements from the commercial flight school (ATO), for example
    • Training,
    • examination,
    • confirmation of flight experience.
  • Proof of flight experience
  • Copy of the valid medical certificate according to PartMED (front and back)

if you are applying for a license for flight dispatchers:

  • Proof of the theoretical examination
  • Proof of the practical examination
  • Copy of your identity card or confirmation of registration
  • Valid notification of the background check or certificate from the competent authority regarding the application

in the case of representation:

  • Proof of authorization to represent
  • Completed form for declaration of criminal offenses

for a declaration of assumption of costs to the authorized person:

  • Proof of the declaration of assumption of costs

Please refer to the application form to find out which documents are required in your case.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction
    Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notification of your application.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

02.06.2023

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