Once your application has been presented to validate your existing license to the new Ruling, you can check the progress by accessing the ‘Mis solicitudes’ page on the AESA webpage.
If all is in order you’ll receive a confirmation email from AESA with your username and password to access the online training platform. This is where you will carry out the corresponding bridging course whether you are validating a theoretical or a theoretical-practical license.
You have 30 days from the date you receive the email to complete the course in its entirety. Should you not complete the course the process will be cancelled and you will need to start the process all over again.
Once you’ve completed the bridging course assigned to you, without needing a final evaluation you’ll receive an email from AESA confirming a positive resolution of your application to validate your license. You’ll also find attached your newly issued certificates adapted to the new European UAS Ruling.
Should the application be submitted incomplete or if it contains an error, you’ll receive a request to correct the points they will state. You’ll also receive a link where you can provide the documentation requested to correct your drone license application.
If the provided documentation isn’t correct or doesn’t fulfil the basic requirements as stated on the AESA website, you’ll be notified of a negative resolution of your application, denying you the access to validate your old drone license.