A PPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) in non-commercial
operations on aeroplanes or touring motor glider (TMGs).
The exception to this is for holders of a PPL (A) with instructor or examiner privileges, who
can be paid for the following:
for the LAPL (A) or PPL (A) and any associated ratings and endorsements.
If you don’t already hold a licence, you will need to complete 45 hours of flight instruction on
aeroplanes, 5 hours of which may have been completed in an approved flight simulator (an FSTD –
flight simulation training device), including at least:
You will need to complete a skill test after you have completed all the flying requirements.
You will also need to ensure that the examiner meets the requirements for test notification and
designation as set out in:
If you hold a LAPL (A) and are applying for a PPL (A) you must complete the following:
If you hold a LAPL (S) with a TMG endorsement and are applying for a PPL (A), you must complete
If you hold a pilot’s licence for another type of aircraft, except balloons, you will be
credited with 10% of your total flight time as PIC up to a maximum of 10 hours. You will still need
to complete 10 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 5 hours of solo cross
country flight time with at least 1 cross country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM) that includes
2 full stop landings at an aerodrome different from the departure aerodrome as the credited flight
time cannot be counted towards this requirement.
Apply for a PPL (A) using paper forms
All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below.
For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations.
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