The Light Aicraft Pilot Licence

What You Need to Know.

The LAPL is a more restrictive licence than the full EASA licence. It can be used throughout Europe, during hours of daylight and in Visual Meteorologicical Weather (VMC) conditions. These restrictions cannot be removed, unless the licence is upgraded to a full EASA one.

The course consists of a minimum of 30 hours flying training consisting of 15 hours dual and 6 hours solo, followed by a flight test. There are 9 written examinations to be completed, as well as a short radiotelephony course. Unlike the EASA PPL, at the moment the medical examination can be completed by your GP which is a similar standard to that required of a HGV driver.

The 9 written exams are exactly the same as those required for the EASA Licence:

Aviation Law

Operational Procedures



Aircraft Technical

Principles of Flight

Flight Planning & Performance

Human Performance


Study material is available to purchase at the flying school. One to one tuition on the theoretical knowledge is available if the student feels it is necessary. As well as one to one ground school we also run theoretical courses throughout the winter months, please contact the office for dates and prices.