A Light Aircraft Pilot Licence might be your choice if you are looking to make your licence for your personal fun and for local flying.
The LAPL(A) is restricted to smaller aircraft with a weight of less than 2000kg and a maximum of 3 passengers on board. It’s just valid within the states of the European Union (+Switzerland) and has restrictions regarding additional ratings, e.g. instrument rating. Flying with passengers is also just allowed after 10h flight time after receiving the licence, so earliest after 40h total time.
The LAPL can be also converted to a PPL with additional flight training. For those who could imagine to do longer trips or extend their licence one day, we propose to do a PPL directly.
As with any other licence, a certain amount of flying is necessary to keep your licence current and stay in training, our school aircraft will be also available for rent for you once you have received your licence!
The training for the „Light Aircraft Pilot Licence“, LAPL(A), contains theoretical and practical flight instruction. The course can be started anytime and the dates for flying can be set individually after your schedule.
Theory training for PPL and LAPL contains the following content:
– Aircraft performance and Flightplanning
– Human performance
– Operational Procedures
– Aerodynamics / Principles of Flight
– Radio Communication
We use the same theory course for PPL(A) and LAPL(A) training. The training will be held via a distance learning course (in English) or as a classroom course. In the least case a minimum of 80 hours training are required to complete the course. We are planning to host the classroom course also as a Webinar, so you can attend from home. A written theoretical exam in all subjects is required to obtain the LAPL(A).
Flight training will be held at one of our training bases. For LAPL only a minimum of 30h flight training is required. This time will be splitted in at least:
– 15h flight time with instructor
– 6h solo flight time
– 3h solo cross country flight with at least a 150km distance flight
Beside the theoretical examination you will have to demonstrate your skills to a examiner of the aviation authority to obtain your licence.
Let us know if you have any questions! We are also free for a personal meeting or a video chat to find the right solution for your way to become a pilot.