Essentials Review EASA Balloons & Sailplane Operations – 1 Day


Rules for air operations with balloons has been published in March 2018 by the European Commission (Regulation (EU) 2018/395 based on EASA Opinion 01/2016). Amending Regulation (EU) 2020/357 (Air operations, updated with new Annex III to Reg.

Annex Vb (Part-ML) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 on Continuing Airworthiness (as amended by Regulations (EU) 2019/1383, (EU) 2019/1384 and (EU) 2020/270).

Note – Part-ML AMC/GM issued by ED Decision 2020/002/R (Continuing Airworthiness).

Rules for Sailplanes – Regulation (EU) 2020/358 (amending the Cover Regulation, Annex I and Annex II and introducing new Annex III — Requirements for Sailplanes Flight Crew Licensing (Part-SFCL) to Reg. (EU) 2018/1976) & ED Decision 2020/004/R (new AMC and GM to Annex III (Part-SFCL)).

This course has been developed as an essential review of the regulatory requirements and obligations related to the operation of Balloons & Sailplanes.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) Understand the Regulatory Environment concerning Balloons & Sailplanes

b) Consider the requirements to qualify as a Pilot operating either Balloons or Sailplanes.

c) Understand the Continuing Airworthiness Requirements related to Balloon & Sailplane Maintenance

d) Review the process for Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC)

e) How to maintain compliance with the regulations

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at individuals who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills in these specific areas of aviation, as it provides a comprehensive review of the essential knowledge required for the safe and effective operation of balloons and sailplanes.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

-Abbreviations & Definitions

-Introduction to EASA Regulatory Environment

-Introduction to Part ML

-Introduction to Part CAO

-Annex II Balloon Air Operations Part BOP

-Annex III Requirements for Balloons Flight Crew Licencing (Part BFLC)

-Continuing Airworthiness and Management of Balloons

-Annex II Sailplane Air Operations (Part -SAO)

-Sailplane Pilot Licences and Medical Certification (Part SFCL)

-Continuing Airworthiness and Management of Sailplanes

Target Groups

Persons with responsibility for operating or managing Balloons & Sailplanes, Regulatory Authority Members & other Stakeholders, Quality & Safety Personnel.


A background in the aviation area.

Learning Objectives

This course has been developed as an essential review of the regulatory requirements and obligations related to the operation of Balloons & Sailplanes.

Certificates Wording

Introduction to EASA Regulatory Environment, Part ML & Part CAO. Considerations related to – Annex II Part BOP, Annex III Part BFLC, Annex II Part -SAO & Annex III Part SFCL. Continuing Airworthiness and Technical Management of Balloons & Sailplanes.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The content of the course will be very useful for my future practices.”
“All my expectations are met.”
“The course really contributed to expanding my knowledge in that area.”
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“The presentation made the material so much more comprehensible.”


1 Day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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