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The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is the perfect licence for people looking to fly recreationally.

Course Details

  • 30 hours total flight time including:

  • 15 hours dual flight time

  • 6 hours solo flight time

  • 3 hours solo navigation

  • 9 theoretical exams & practical radiotelephony test

  • Practical flight test

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About the course

The LAPL course consists of a minimum of 30 hours flying and the syllabus is almost identical to the PPL(A).
Lessons usually last between 40 minutes and an hour. If you train full time, the course can be completed in between 2 or 3 months, but many people spread the course over 12 to 18 months, taking lessons roughly once a week.
The first part of the course focuses on teaching basic aircraft handling techniques before moving on to the take-off and landing. At the same time you will be learning to use the aircraft radio and handle some simple emergency scenarios. When your instructor thinks you are ready you will be sent to complete your first solo flight. After you have consolidated your solo experience you will fly beyond the airfield and learn navigation techniques. This culminates in a long solo navigation flight to one other airfield. Once this is complete you will do some final revision before your skill test. Alongside your flight training there are also 9 written examinations and a practical test on the use of the radio.

Once your licence has been issued you must then complete a further 10 hours flight time as pilot in command before you can carry passengers.

Pre-entry Requirements

  • LAPL medical (before solo)

  • Minimum age to begin training: 14 years old

  • Minimum age for solo: 16 years old

  • Minimum age for licence issue: 17 years old

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