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Published on April 23rd, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer



Further details HERE.

Speaker: Julian Scarfe

Venue: Finnstown Castle Hotel, Lucan

Date: Thursday 3rd May, 19:30

Julian Scarfe is a Vice President of Europe Air Sports, which represents national aeroclubs and pan-European organisations at EASA and the European Commission.

Other than a cerebral few, most of us quickly switch off when the subject turns to aviation regulation. But this leaves basic but important questions unanswered. This session provides a great opportunity to get answers to such questions as:

  • “Annex I”? – “Annex II”? What do they mean and why is it important to me? What is their future under EASA?
  • Why does EASA not allow me to just build or restore any aircraft that I like?
  • Why can’t I just fly anywhere in my Permit aircraft and how can I get ‘freedom of the skies’ despite EASA?
  • What are the options for pilots licenses under EASA and how do I train for them and maintain them.
  • What privileges do they provide?
  • I have heard EASA are out to destroy permit aviation. Are they?

Julian will also reflect on the next stages following the completion of the new EASA Basic Regulation and how permit aviation will be effected by the changes. His views on how small permit associations such as ours can ‘punch above our weight’ will be important in helping us to influence the implementing rules that will give effect to the new BR.

The possible departure of Britain from EASA is another hot topic exercising our minds at present and once again, Julian is well placed to provide informed speculation as to the effects and how it can be handled.


Europe Air Sports
Established in 1988 as a non-profit organisation, Europe Air Sports goal mission is to represent the interests of pilots and light aircraft owners / operators in civil aviation regulatory developments.

EAS supports a European regulatory environment that is proportionate to the complexity of aircraft and the nature of flight operation. A minimal amount of regulation to ensure flight safety, access to airspace, free movement and efficient and cost-effective organisation for operations, are of paramount importance for air sports to survive and thrive

ILAS is a member of EFLEVA at European level, which in turn is a member of EAS.

Julian Scarfe

Julian has been engaged in the innovative safety regulation of general aviation for more than 8 years. He flies a 1966 Twin Comanche around the UK and Europe, under IFR and VFR, for both business and leisure.

He is a proponent of total system safety management, based on evidence and risk, and participates in a number of strategic safety groups at the EASA, including the GA Task Force and the GA Sectorial Committee. He chaired the rulemaking group at EASA that developed aircrew and operational requirements for the use of Performance Based Navigation. In 2012, he was a member of the Challenge Panel that undertook the Red Tape Challenge of the UK’s regulation of GA. More recently, he organised and facilitated a workshop at EASA aimed at alleviating the regulatory/certification requirements for electronic conspicuity deployment in GA.

In 2016 and 2017, he was closely involved with the recast of the Basic Regulation, including an invitation to discuss specific aspects of it in the Council’s Aviation Working Group.

About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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