Light Aircraft Pilots Licence

EASA Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL)

The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is designed for those of you who like to enjoy the thrill of flying. Whether you wish to fly your loved ones through the clear blue skies, over the beautiful countryside or take them somewhere nice for lunch. Once you have your LAPL licence the possibilities are endless!

Light Aircraft Pilot Licence Privileges and Conditions

(a) The privileges of the holder of a LAPL for aeroplanes are to act as Pilot in command (PIC) on single engine piston aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are never more than 4 persons on board of the aircraft.

(b) Holders of a LAPL (A) shall only carry passengers once they have completed 10 hours of flight time as PIC on aeroplanes.

Experience Requirements for Test

(a) Applicants for a LAPL (A) shall have completed at least 30 hours of flight training on aeroplanes including;

(1) 15 hours of dual flight instruction in the class in which the skill test will be taken.

(2) 6 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 3 hours of solo cross country navigation flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 150 km (80 NM), during which 1 full stop landing at an aerodrome different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.

Theoretical Exams

The following knowledge exams must be completed prior to undertaking the final flight test:

  • Air Law
  • Operational Procedures
  • Navigation & Radio Aids
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Principles of Flight
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Communications
  • Human Performance and Limitations

The exams contain multiple choice questions.  The final exam must be completed within 18 months of the first one.  Once they’re all done, the exams are valid for a further 24 months so the final flight test must be completed by this time.  Generally, preparation for the exams is done by self-study, but can be complemented by ground school instruction as required.