The Light Aircraft Pilot License, also known as LAPL(A), is a license that allows the holder to fly a single-engine aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 2,000 kg. Here are some important points concerning this license:
The LAPL(A) is a European pilot license issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It is a cheaper alternative to the Private Pilot License (PPL) and has less extensive flying experience requirements. However, the LAPL(A) is limited to Europe and does not apply to international flights.
The theoretical training for the LAPL (A) consists of a minimum of 80 hours of instruction in subjects such as aircraft systems, navigation, meteorology, flight performance and planning, flight rules and human performance. Passing the theory test is required to be admitted to flight training.
Flight training for the LAPL (A) comprises at least 30 flight hours, of which at least 15 hours must be completed with a flight instructor. Flight lessons must be conducted in a variety of flight maneuvers and conditions, including takeoffs and landings, cross-country flights, instrument flights, and emergency procedures. A practical exam is required to earn the LAPL(A).
duration of training
The duration of training for the LAPL (A) varies depending on individual progress and the availability of flight instructors and witnesses. As a rule, however, the training lasts between 6 and 12 months.