LAPL(A) stands for Light Aircraft Pilot License (Airplane), and it's a type of pilot license regulated by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The LAPL(A) is designed for individuals who wish to fly light aircraft for non-commercial purposes within Europe. It's considered a more accessible and cost-effective option compared to other licenses like the Private Pilot License (PPL).

With a LAPL(A), you'll have certain privileges as a pilot. You'll be permitted to fly single-engine piston aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of up to 2,000 kg carrying a maximum of three passengers, excluding the pilot.

Why choose a LAPL?

The LAPL(A) is a valuable license for individuals who wish to fly light aircraft for recreational purposes and short flights, allowing them to enjoy the freedom of piloting small airplanes within the boundaries set by the license. It's a great starting point for those looking to explore the world of aviation without pursuing a more comprehensive and expensive license.

LAPL(A) Minimum Requirements
  • LAPL Medical
  • Pass 9 Theoretical Knowledge Examinations
  • 30 Hours Minimum Flying
  • 6 Hours Solo Flying
  • 3 Hours Solo Cross-Country Flying
  • 1 Dual & 1 Solo Cross-Country of at least 80NM with one full stop landing at another airfield of choice
  • Complete the LAPL(A) Practical Exam