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Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence

Light Aircraft Pilot's Licence


The privileges of the holder of an LAPL for aeroplanes are to act as PIC in non-commercial operations on single-engine piston aeroplanes-land (SEP(land)) with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are always a maximum of 4 persons on board of the aircraft.

Holders of a LAPL(A) shall carry passengers only if they have completed 10 hours of flight time as PIC on aeroplanes after the issuance of the licence.
  • Pre-Entry Requirements
  • Theoretical Knowledge
  • Revision Course
  • Flight Training
  • Credits
  • There is no minimum age for the commencement of training, however “Royal Flight Center” is not accepting applicants before the age of 16 years old. The written permission of the parent or legal guardian is also required.
  • Before his or her first solo flight, a student pilot shall be at least 16 years of age.
  • Before being accepted for training an applicant should be informed that at least a Class 2 Medical Certificate must be obtained before solo flying is permitted or in case of LAPL; at least a LAPL Medical.
  • Applicants for a PPL Licence issue shall be at least 17 years old.
  • Applicants are expected to have a proficient level of ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of Mathematics and Physics (science) to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course.

Course Structure

The training and examination should cover aspects related to non-technical skills in an integrated manner, taking into account the particular risks associated to the licence and the activity.

The LAPL (A) theoretical knowledge course does not specify minimum instruction hours, but Royal Flight Center recommends a minimum amount of 10 hours of classroom or video teleconferencing training.

Module 1Module 2Module 3
Principles of FlightNavigationMeteorology
Air Law and ATC ProceduresFlight Performance and PlanningAircraft General Knowledge
Operational ProceduresHuman Performance

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Applicants for an LAPL(A) shall have completed at least 30 hours of flight instruction on aeroplanes, including at least:

  • 15 hours of dual light instruction in the class in which the skill test will be taken
  • 6 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 3 hours of solo cross-country 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.

Applicants for an LAPL who have held another licence in the same category of aircraft shall be fully credited towards the requirements of the LAPL in that category of aircraft.

Without prejudice to the paragraph above, if the licence has lapsed, the applicant shall have to pass a skill test in accordance with FCL.125 for the issue of an LAPL in the appropriate aircraft category.

Applicants with prior experience as PIC may be credited towards the requirements of 30 hours flight instruction.

The amount of credit shall be decided by Royal Flight Center where the pilot undergoes the training course, on the basis of a pre-entry flight test, but shall in any case: not exceed the total flight time as PIC and not exceed 50 % of the dual hours required of the dual flight instruction.

The pre-entry flight test referred to in FCL.110.A(c) should cover the total content of the syllabus of flight instruction for the issuance of the LAPL(A), in accordance with AMC1 FCL.115.