The BPL (Balloon Pilot Licence) is a European licence with which you can fly as a Pilot in Command (PIC) in hot-air balloons during non-commercial flights without financial compensation.
To be eligible for a BPL, you must meet the following conditions:
These conditions are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart C, and Section 6, BPL.
The restriction on non-commercial flights can be lifted if the following conditions are met:
Use the application form on 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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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.