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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by fly_boy100 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Snitch wrote:
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Thank you I collected it today....fairly painless
Went in yourself ?
Via the new online collection time booking system ?
Do you perhaps have the link please for the new online collection time booking system? - Many thanks
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Snitch » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:51 pm

fly_boy100 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Snitch wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:05 pm
Marius Schrenk wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:47 pm


Thank you I collected it today....fairly painless
Went in yourself ?
Via the new online collection time booking system ?
Do you perhaps have the link please for the new online collection time booking system? - Many thanks
Same link as submissions http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Personnel%20 ... tions.aspx
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by fly_boy100 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:59 pm

Snitch wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:51 pm
fly_boy100 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Snitch wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:05 pm


Went in yourself ?
Via the new online collection time booking system ?
Do you perhaps have the link please for the new online collection time booking system? - Many thanks
Same link as submissions http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Personnel%20 ... tions.aspx
Click last big blue block (no5)
Thank you. All submitted now the wait!
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Snitch » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:09 pm

Anyone been getting their paperwork back recently?
Couple weeks in and not a peep from the CAA other than the initial email acknowledging receipt of the application for renewal
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by C Africa » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:36 am

9 weeks now. After asking me for a document to be sent to them in PDF rather than JPG, (which I achieved by opening the JPG and printing it to PDF and returning it), I have not heard a peep from them!!!!


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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Lood » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:48 am

This an extremely frustrating situation, not to mention that it is absolutely unacceptable.

My renewal is "being processed" since 1 September, but still not completed and ready for collection. That's while all my documents were submitted, by hand, at the beginning of August, already.

Last week, I gave CAA the benefit of the doubt and really believed that they would keep to their promise of 6 weeks. So, I drove 800 km to JHB to start my ME rating. Needless to say, my license was not issued, so I wasn't able to finish the rating. Drove 800 km back home and as a result of their complete incompetence and disregard, I'll have to repeat the road trip to JHB and back, again, to continue and finish the rating.
That's when I do receive my license, one day. :roll:

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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by cage » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:42 am

My brother’s license took 6 weeks on the dot.
All that expired under lockdown were all extended depending on when, mine runs out this month but is valid under extension to end of December.
Leaves plenty of time to renew and doesn’t prevent flying or training.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Lood » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:22 am

My situation is different.

My license expired at the end of August 2019 and I didn't renew it then because of two reasons:
1. I didn't own an aircraft to do my renewal on, at the time.
2. I was quoted R14k to do a renewal on a school C172. The school thought it necessary to include 3 hours dual, apart from the time flown during the actual flight test, to get me current on the C172. :roll:

Regardless, I did my renewal (NOT ON THE ABOVE MENTIONED C172!!!), together with a conversion, before one year had passed, so although I didn't receive the lockdown extension, my renewal should just be processed as a normal renewal, in my opinion.

I can indeed do training flights, but I cannot be tested until I have my renewed license in hand.
However, I can't fly my own aircraft, because I need a valid license and neither can I do any training on it, because CAA will not add it to any ATO, due to its N-registration. #-o
But I can do renewals on it, without the need of it being on an ATO?
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by cage » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:58 am

Yah, unfortunately if you lapsed before lockdown you're stuffed and the backlog/delay will be painful.
Now that all government departments can go back to work (from 1 October) hopefully it will start getting back to normal.
I have a renewal and convex to submit and trying to do that in one action seems challenging.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by PrivatePilot112 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:04 pm

Ja good luck with that one... still waiting since mid-July for my night rating. Hopefully they'll speed up soon, my license expires end of September and I sent my renewal in last week, but they seem to be really slow these days.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Whirly » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:16 pm

Lood wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:22 am
My situation is different.

My license expired at the end of August 2019 and I didn't renew it then because of two reasons:
1. I didn't own an aircraft to do my renewal on, at the time.
2. I was quoted R14k to do a renewal on a school C172. The school thought it necessary to include 3 hours dual, apart from the time flown during the actual flight test, to get me current on the C172. :roll:

Regardless, I did my renewal (NOT ON THE ABOVE MENTIONED C172!!!), together with a conversion, before one year had passed, so although I didn't receive the lockdown extension, my renewal should just be processed as a normal renewal, in my opinion.

I can indeed do training flights, but I cannot be tested until I have my renewed license in hand.
However, I can't fly my own aircraft, because I need a valid license and neither can I do any training on it, because CAA will not add it to any ATO, due to its N-registration. #-o
But I can do renewals on it, without the need of it being on an ATO?
Lood,

I think you need at least 3 hours before you do your renewal flight test, maybe that is where they are coming from? :?

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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by homebuilt » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:17 pm

At present in this game there are so many if's and but's. There is one instructor rated on my aircraft in my area. My aircraft is on the ATO. If this instructor is away and not available, I cannot do my renewal. I am rated on other aircraft though which are on the ATO and instructors are available and rated on these aircraft. I now have to do my renewal on an aircraft that I last flew two years ago and will probably not fly again till the next check-ride comes up. Does not make sense at all, does it??? Fortunately my instructor was available so not a problem for me THIS TIME.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by cage » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm

Whirly wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Lood wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:22 am
My situation is different.

My license expired at the end of August 2019 and I didn't renew it then because of two reasons:
1. I didn't own an aircraft to do my renewal on, at the time.
2. I was quoted R14k to do a renewal on a school C172. The school thought it necessary to include 3 hours dual, apart from the time flown during the actual flight test, to get me current on the C172. :roll:

Regardless, I did my renewal (NOT ON THE ABOVE MENTIONED C172!!!), together with a conversion, before one year had passed, so although I didn't receive the lockdown extension, my renewal should just be processed as a normal renewal, in my opinion.

I can indeed do training flights, but I cannot be tested until I have my renewed license in hand.
However, I can't fly my own aircraft, because I need a valid license and neither can I do any training on it, because CAA will not add it to any ATO, due to its N-registration. #-o
But I can do renewals on it, without the need of it being on an ATO?
Lood,

I think you need at least 3 hours before you do your renewal flight test, maybe that is where they are coming from? :?

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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by Lood » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:11 pm

All the requirements were met and since then, I’ve also flown 4 hours dual in the twin.
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Re: 6 weeks for a license renewal?

Unread post by apollo11 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:37 pm

Does anybody know if one can drop off and collect at the old RASSA offices?
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