The New EASA LAPL
This Light Aircraft Pilots Licence is similar to the UK’s National Private Pilots Licence with one major difference and that is it is valid to fly in Europe.
There are other advantages as well. You can go to your GP to get the medical. All you have to do is ask us for the forms for your GP to fill in, and we can also give you the guidelines for the Doctor to use to examine you. You can also go to your normal CAA approved medical examiner who can give you a medical based on lower criteria than then normal PPL. This is an advantage if you are unable to get a normal medical, or have had problems. This way you can often keep flying even when you have lost your CAA medical privileges.
Starting from £4800 at Bristol Flying
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Apart from the differences with the medical, there is a lot less training required as well. The requirements are as follows and I have put the PPL requirements in the table as well for comparison.
|Supervised Solo flight time||6||10|
|Solo Cross-Country flight time||3||5|
|Solo Cross-Country 1 Landing||80NM|
|Solo Cross-Country 2 Landings||150NM|
All the training is the same for both licences, however the extra training for the PPL is made up of an hour of Instrument Flying and training to use Radio Navigation aids. If the student does very well, it is possible to include the 5 hours of training to obtain a night rating as part of the initial issue of the PPL. It is not possible to add ratings such as the night rating or IMC rating to the LAPL.
Once all the training is complete, and the 7 theoretical exams, which are the same for both licences have been taken and passed, then the final step is to do the skills test with an examiner, and on passing that the application can be made for the licence.
If at some future date you want to upgrade to a full PPL, provided you have done the minimum hours, and had the training in instrument flying and radio aids, then a new qualifying cross country has to be flown, and the PPL skills test taken.
Below are the requirements for the skills test.
It is the same as the one for the PPL, but there is no requirement to show your ability to fly on instruments, or show that you can use any radio aids installed in the test aircraft.
Use of checklist, airmanship, control of aeroplane or TMG by external visual references, anti-icing procedures, etc. apply in all sections