The Flight Radiotelephony Operator's Licence (FRTOL) authorises you to operate an Aircraft Radio Station in a UK
The licence can be held as a standalone licence, but is normally held in conjunction with another Flight Crew
Replace a licence that has been lost, damaged or stolen
You must be at least 16 years old and have:
To apply for a FRTOL limited to Very High Frequency (VHF) operations only, you must have:
If you take the Radiotelephony (RTF) Communications test together with the theoretical exams for the issue of a PPL,
LAPL or NPPL licence all exams must be passed within an 18 month period. You must also apply for the FRTOL as part of
your pilot licence application.
The RTF examination will be valid for 24 months following the final theoretical examination.
You are credited the PPL Communications theory exam if you:
See our licensing fees and costs (full details are available in the Scheme of Charges (Personnel Licensing).
An additional fee applies if you would like your documents returned by secure courier.
Please note that there is no fee If the FRTOL is applied for at the same time as another category of flight crew
We endeavour to process licence applications within 35 working days.
Incomplete applications are not subject to the 35 working day turnaround until all application requirements are
A UK FRTOL issued after 17 September 2012, is valid for life, provided that your language proficiency endorsement is
A Stand alone UK FRTOL issued before 17 September 2012, had a ten year validity. When these licences expire, if you
still need an FRTOL, you must reapply and pay the appropriate fee.
Once all of the requirements above have been met, your completed application form SRG 1106 should be submitted by
post or in person to the address below.
We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending whilst
the additional requirements are met.
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR
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