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Ratings for aerobatic flights, towing gliders and banners, and night flying

The aerobatic rating (stunt flying) allows holders of a licence for winged aircraft or TMGs (Touring Motor Gliders) to perform aerobatic flights.

The rating towing gliders and banners (towing advertisements) allows holders of a licence for winged aircraft or TMGs to perform this competence.

Holders of licences for winged aircraft, TMGs or helicopters, who want to perform their competences in VFR conditions (Visual Flight Rules) at night, must be in the possession of the rating night flying.


To be eligible for one of the ratings, you must meet the following conditions:

  • age requirement of the licence that you hold;
  • have received and finished training at an ATO (Approved Training Organisation), which has been certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport);
  • meet the experience requirements, which are determined by the relevant rating;
  • be in possession of a medical certificate fitting the type of licence that you hold.

These conditions are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart I, Extra ratings, FCL.800 Stunt flying, FCL805 Towing, and FCL 810 Night flying. 


Use the application form to the right of this page to submit your application. After receiving your completed application, including the payment and all required attachments, we strive to process your application within seven days. Incomplete applications are not subject to processing within seven days. If your application is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment.


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What else do I need to know?

We at Kiwa Register issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.

​Foreign holders of licences can also submit their application to us. We process and review Part-FCL licence applications in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced staff will process your request within fifteen working days.