All the requirements in the LAPL common requirements page
apply to the LAPL (H). You should familiarise yourself with the information there before you
A LAPL (H) will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) on single engine helicopters 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.
Your privileges will be limited to the type and class of helicopter you took your skill test on
unless you complete additional training. See the extension of privileges to another type or
variant section of this page.
To fly a non-EASA helicopter you need either a UK PPL (H) or a UK NPPL (H) because you cannot
attach a type rating for a non-EASA helicopter to an EASA licence. You can then attach the relevant
type rating for that helicopter to your licence. See the section on national licences for more information.
If you do not already hold a licence, you will need to complete 40 hours of flight instruction
on helicopters, including at least:
If you have a relevant current rating on another type of licence for helicopters and you are
applying for a LAPL (H) 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.
To extend a LAPL(H) to include an additional type or variant you will need to complete the
To extend the privileges of a LAPL (H) to include more complex variants of the class in which
the skill test was taken, you will need to complete differences or familiarisation training, which
will then be entered into your log book and signed by your instructor.
The privileges of your licence will remain valid for the specific type of aircraft if you have
completed the following in the last 12 months as pilot of that type:
If you do not meet these requirements you will need to:
Apply for a LAPL (H) 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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