Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence

Operate a radio in a UK registered aircraft.

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The examination breakdown:

Practical, computer-based examination
Takes around 2 hours

Your language proficiency will be assessed on a scale of 1 to 6 (as defined by ICAO). You can read more about Language Proficiency on this CAA site.


Pre-entry requirements

You must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a FRTOL.

You must also have passed the communications theoretical knowledge examination for PPL(A) or LAPL(A) in the last 24 months.

You shall have demonstrated English language proficiency at level 4, 5 or 6.

Examination content

Aircraft radio equipment
Radio Licence & procedures
Departure procedures
Circuit & arrival procedures
En-route procedures
Emergency and lost procedures

Validity period

A FRTOL issued after 17th September 2012 does not expire, provided that your English Language Proficiency endorsement is current.

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