ABOUT THE LAPL
This licence allows you to fly any single engine non complex certified aircraft up to 2000kg with a maximum of 4 seats and carry a maximum of 3 passengers. Since Brexit this licence now only allows you to fly in UK airspace but it is hoped that with the current negotiations it will revert to allowing you to fly anywhere in Europe.
The course has a minimum requirement of 30 hrs flying, which includes a minimum of 6 hrs solo, 3 hrs of cross country flying and at least one solo flight of a minimum 80 nautical miles with one land away at a different airfield. At the end of the training, you will be required to pass a skills test with an Examiner.
You will have 9 ground exams to pass. These are Air Law, Meteorology, Principles of flight, Navigation and Radio aids, Flight planning and performance, Aircraft General knowledge, Human performance and limitations, Operational procedures and Communications.
You will also need have passed a Part Med LAPL medical before you can fly solo. This can be obtained from either your GP or what’s known as an AME ( Aeronautical Medical Examiner)