The applicant is required to provide evidence of remote pilot competence. The following indicates the requirements for submission of this application. Notwithstanding the information required for submission of this application, the CAA may require additional documents in relation to any pilot before granting the permission.For Remote Pilots, the evidence the CAA requires for the submission of the application depends on the number of current remote pilots entered above and the category of application:
•Where the number of remote pilots is five or less, the application will require evidence for all remote pilots•Where the number of pilots exceeds five, the application must be supported by evidence in respect of the Chief Remote Pilot (or other nominated post holder such as accountable manager) plus four other remote pilots selected by the applicant. Of the four other than the Chief Remote Pilot for which the applicant must provide details, these should be four different pilots than supplied for the previous renewal, to maximum practical extent. For example, if there are nine pilots in total, the other four should be completely different to the prior year, for seven pilots in total, this might only allow two pilots to be different to the prior year, so in this case two repeats from the previous year would be acceptableFor initial applications the evidence required will be the NQE recommendation with any supporting qualification (e.g. PPL), or equivalent. Refer to CAP 722 for guidance on acceptable alternate qualifications.For renewal only applications the evidence required will be log books confirming recent experience. Recent experience must be 2 hours drone flight time within the last three months.For technical change applications, with or without renewal, the evidence required will be the NQE recommendation or equivalent. Where the remote pilot will not be operating under the technical change capability, log book evidence is required as above.