EASA LIGHT AIRCRAFT PILOT LICENCE (LAPL)

Wondering what it’s like to be a pilot? Join us on an introductory flight lesson with our CFI David Smith. Beginning with a thorough briefing (outside of the hour) on the effects of controls and key things that you need to know. Followed by a one hour flight with a chance to have a go on the controls and begin the first steps to becoming a pilot. After landing, you’ll be debriefed on the key learning points and can log the first hour towards getting your wings.

Take control of the aircraft yourself or relax and enjoy the beautiful views from 2000 feet. You will be briefed and introduced to the basics of flying an aircraft and its controls before taking to the sky. On your return, you will achieve a commemorative trial flight certificate to keep as a souvenir of your experience.

For those that choose to pursue a PPL, the hours completed can be logged and contribute towards your hour building portfolio.

*Minimum age to hold LAPL for aeroplane or helicopter is 17 years old*

LIGHT AIRCRAFT PILOT LICENCE PRIVILEGES AND CONDITIONS:

  1. 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 people on board of the aircraft.
  2. Holders of an LAPL (A) shall only carry passengers once they have completed 10 hours of flight time as PIC on aeroplanes.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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 KNOWLEDGE EXAMINATION

As part of the application for a LAPL, exams will need to be taken and passed in the following subject areas: Air law, Human performance, Meteorology, Communications, Principles of flight, Operational procedures, Flight performance and planning, Aircraft general knowledge and Navigation.

There are 9 subjects which, with one to one tuition or self-study, are readily attainable. The one to one tuition is part of our package and highly recommended. Alternatively, you can do them all by self-study if this is more convenient for you, the choice is yours. The ground exams will be undertaken at Go Fly Oxford, before which, your experienced well-qualified instructor will make sure you are ready for the exams.

Theoretical knowledge credit when applying for a LAPL in another aircraft

  1. If you are applying for a LAPL in a category of aircraft you don’t already hold the privileges to fly, you will be credited for the common subjects but not the category specific ones. These will need to be taken and passed for the aircraft category.

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

Skill TesT

At the end of your training you will need to take a skill test in the relative aircraft type with an examiner. This is to demonstrate that while acting as pilot in command (PIC) you can competently carry out the procedures and manoeuvres that you have been taught during your training.

There are 9 subjects which, with one to one tuition or self-study, are readily attainable. The one to one tuition is part of our package and highly recommended. Alternatively, you can do them all by self-study if this is more convenient for you, the choice is yours. The ground exams will be undertaken at Go Fly Oxford, before which, your experienced well-qualified instructor will make sure you are ready for the exams.

Other trainings

EASA PPL (Private Pilot’s License)

IMC Rating / IR(Restricted) Rating

Multi-Engine (MEP) Rating