EASA Light Aircraft Pilot LicenceDesigned for those of you who like to enjoy the thrill of flying, with a reduced medical requirement.
What is an EASA Light Aircraft Pilot Licence?
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) allows you to fly a light aircraft privately with non-commercial passengers. It's valid anywhere in Europe.
What are the privileges of a LAPL?
On initial issue of a LAPL, you'll be able to act as Pilot-in-Command of a single engined, piston driven (SEP) aircraft, in day visual flying conditions. Additional Ratings can be added to extend the privileges of your LAPL, such as a Night Rating or Aerobatic Rating, on aircraft less than 2000kg.
How long is it valid for?
EASA LAPLs have a rolling validity, so as long as you've done the required twelve hours in the past two years, a refresher training flight and your medical is valid, it'll be valid. If you can't do this, we can provide training to get you proficient and have in-house examiners for proficiency checks.
The LAPL course structure
|1||Familiarisation with the aeroplane|
|2||Preparation for and action after flight|
|4||Effects of controls|
|6||Straight and level flight|
|12||Take-off and climb to down-wind position|
|13||Circuit, approach and landing|
|12/13E||Emergencies (on take-off/landing)|
|16||Forced landing without power|
|18B||Navigation at lower levels and reduced visibility|
|Aircraft general knowledge|
|Principles of flight|
|Flight planning on performance|
|Human performance and limitations|
The skill test is to demonstrate that while acting as pilot in command (PIC) of the relevant aircraft type you can competently carry out the procedures and manoeuvres that you have been taught during your training course. The skill test is taken with an examiner.
LAPL vs PPL
|Region (European registered aircraft only)||Europe||Worldwide|
|Validity||Licence: 2 Year Rolling|
Single Engine Piston Rating: N/A
Single Engine Piston Rating: 2 Years
|Medical||LAPL Medical||Class Two|
|Additional Ratings||Night Rating, Aerobatic Rating||Multi-Engine Piston Land Class Rating, Instrument Rating (Restricted) or Instrument Rating, Night Rating, Aerobatic Rating|
|Aircraft Restrictions||Maximum Take-Off Weight: 2,000 Kg|
Maximum Passengers: 3
|Maximum Take-Off Weight: 5,750 Kg
Maximum Passengers: 19
Why choose us?
Great training facilities
Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training. Plus, we provide everything you'll need in-house, such as training for a FRTOL.
Our friendly team of staff are always on hand, should you need assistance.
Simple to use online services
Our online booking system is quick and easy to use. We'll also send you confirmation and reminder emails.
You can also log in to our members area to see your future bookings, or access our documents store, keep your knowledge up to date and see other relevant information, like Gamston's weather.
Great membership benefits
We are able to offer free landings at Gamston whilst using our aircraft.
Once you're qualified, we'll remind you when your ratings are going to expire to ensure that you're always up-to-date.
We offer free hot drinks whilst you unwind after your flight.