Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (Aeroplanes)
The privileges of the LAPL licence are limited to:
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.
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 learning to fly.
It used to be that 14 was considered the lowest age limit at which instructional flying could count towards the issue of your licence. Although this is generally considered to be the case today, the original regulation is now difficult to find in the CAA/EASA regulations.
A minimum age of 16 years applies for solo flights, and you must be 17 years old to hold a PPL.
Note: If a pilot has a particular medical condition that needs to be monitored then medical assessments may be required more frequently.