All the requirements in the LAPL common requirements page
apply to the LAPL (A). You should familiarise yourself with the information there before you
A LAPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) on two classes of
aircraft: either a single-engine piston aeroplane (land) or touring motor glider (TMG) with a
maximum take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, with no more than 4
persons on board.
You will only be licensed to act as PIC in the class and variant of aircraft in which you passed
your skill test, unless you complete further training – see extension of privileges to another class or
variant of aeroplane section of this page. Examples of different variants include additional
aircraft complexities, such as a constant speed propeller or retractable undercarriage.
You can only carry passengers after getting your licence and also completing 10 hours of flight
time as PIC.
If you don’t already have a licence you will need to complete at least 30 hours of flight
instruction on aeroplanes or TMGs, including at least:
If you have a relevant current rating on another type of licence for aeroplanes and you are
applying for a LAPL you will not have to do any additional training or skill tests.
If your rating has lapsed you will need to complete the LAPL skill test.
If you hold a LAPL (S) with a TMG rating and you want to apply for a LAPL (A), you must complete
21 hours of flight time on a TMG after you have received your TMG licence endorsement, and also
meet the requirements on the extension of privileges to another class or variant of aeroplane
section of this page.
To extend a LAPL (A) to include an additional class (either the SEP (up to 2000 kg) or the TMG,
depending on which you already have), you will need to complete the following:
To extend the privileges of a LAPL (A) to include more complex variants of the class of aircraft
in which you took your skill test, you will need to complete differences or familiarisation
training, which will then be entered into your log book and signed by the instructor.
The privileges of your licence will only remain valid if you have completed, in the last 24
months, as pilot of an aeroplane or TMG:
If you do not meet these requirements you will need to:
Details of when differences training may be required when a pilot wants to fly a microlight aeroplane are available on our Microlights page.
Apply for a LAPL (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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