In “microlight flying”,the official publication of the U.K. BMAA there is an article this month regarding the IAA and the start of hard Brexit. Further to my previous article, it appears the national body has had to get involved and ask for clarification from the Irish aviation authority who have effectively closed the FIR to Irish pilot wishing to fly south using the UK self declaration medical system.
I would appear that there has been a hardening of attitude by the IAA on this matter and they appear to not be in disposition for any compromise.
This is effectively a U-turn to their previous stance in accepting the UK NPPL medical and not based on a statistical study of flying hours v medical risk.
i would implore all pilots to sent a letter of support to the NMAI chairman Mr. Mark Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org who is lobbying on your behalf.
It is probably the case that we as pilots should be bringing this matter to the national press, MPs TDs to raise the injustice of Northern Irish pilots and Southern Irish pilots who are flying leagally using this system.