24-Oct-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
In 2009 EASA published their proposed operation and equipment rules, and many pilots submitted responses.Â Â EASA have listened to those comments and to the recommendations of the NCO Review Group , and have now published their proposed rules.Â Â Â The resulting text (after the changes) of the revised ops rules for non commercial light aircraft and helicopters can be seen at:Â http://easa.europa.eu/rulemaking/docs/crd/2011/crd%202009-02b/CRD%20b.3%20Resulting%20text%20of%20Part-NCO.pdf
These revised rules are a significant move forward for private pilots across the EASA countries, but are not quite perfect!Â The following list shows the impressive progress made – the following are clearly good for helicopter operations:
However, there is one last item which is bad and would mean that no Robinson could fly at night.
The HeliHub.com team consider that if enough people object to this, it will be changed to allow VMC night flight without pitot heat.Â Your objection is therefore very important!Â Please file your to comments on the EASA Comment response website about this one remaining unnecessary rule.Â Please also compliment the good changes.Â Please persevere, as the commenting process is not that simple! Here is what you have to do: