There are requirements to maintain your licence once you have it. These include:

  • Recency: you must always have done at least 6 hours and at least 10 flights in a rolling 24 month period
  • You must make a satisfactory training flight with an instructor every 48 months
    • This is a flight of at least 30 minutes duration
    • It follows the BPL Skill Test syllabus, and the pilot and instructor can choose topics to concentrate on

For additional classes rating(s) [gas balloon, hot air airship], you must complete a minimum of 3 hours in a rolling 24 month period.

To maintain your tether rating, you must complete one tether every 48 months.