All the requirements in the LAPL common requirements page
apply to the LAPL (S). You should familiarise yourself with the information there before you
A LAPL(S) will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) in non-commercial operations on
sailplanes or powered sailplanes. You will only be allowed to carry passengers once you have
completed 10 hours of flight time or 30 launches as PIC after the licence was granted.
A LAPL(S) can be extended to allow you act as PIC on a touring motor glider (TMG), if you comply
with the requirements below and the extension is endorsed on your licence.
A licence is not required for private flights in a non-EASA sailplane.
If you don’t already hold a licence, you will need to complete 15 hours of flight instruction on
sailplanes or powered sailplanes, including at least:
Up to 7 of the 15 hours of total flight instruction time can be completed on a TMG.
If you have a relevant current rating on another type of licence for sailplanes and you are
applying for a LAPL (S) 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.
Your privileges will be limited to the launch method used in your skill test, unless you have
completed the following:
The additional training launches must be entered into the logbook and signed by the
To keep your launch privileges current, you must complete 5 launches for each method during the
last 24 months, except bungee launches, for which you must complete 2 launches.
If you do not meet these requirements, in order to reinstate your launch privileges you must
complete the launches as detailed above, flying dual or solo under the supervision of an
To extend a LAPL(S) to include a TMG, you will need to complete the following at an approved
training organisation (ATO):
If you have the privilege to fly aeroplanes, the requirements in point 1 may also be completed
Apply for a LAPL (S) using paper forms
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