The privileges of the LAPL licence are limited to:
- Flight only in EASA air space and in EASA registered aeroplanes
- Only in good weather, day or night.
- In single engine piston aeroplanes with a weight of 2000 kg or less
- Restricted to a maximum of 3 passengers plus the pilot.
Due to the reduced training requirements and medical standards, IMC/IRR ratings will not automatically be available to a LAPL licence holder.
Minimum of 30 hours of flying training of which 6 hours must be solo.
There is a Navigation Test and a Skills Test in general handling.
Yes, these are the same 9 multiple choice exams as for the PPL course. The exams are administered at Bateleur Aviation.
The subjects are as follows:
- Air Law
- Operational Procedures
- Communications (written and practical)
- Navigation and Radio Aids
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Principles of Flight
- Flight Performance and Planning
- Human Performance
If you wish, you can take advantage of the regular classes organised through formal "Ground School" with Bruce Abbott and John Haffenden, which will be the perfect complement to self-study in the comfort of your home.
No age limits apply to fly and learn.
However, 14 is the lower age limit at which the instructional flying can count towards the issue of your licence.
A minimum age of 16 years applies for solo flights, and you must be 17 years old to hold a licence.
LAPL medical certificate is required for the holder/applicant of a LAPL(A).
Note: If a pilot has a particular medical condition that needs to be monitored then medical assessments may be required more frequently.
This is governed by aptitude, personal commitments, weather, and funds. Intensive courses are possible and occasionally people do complete the training in a month, though a more leisurely pace is usual (typically 8-12 months). Although 30 flying hours is the minimum legal requirement, most people do take longer.