• The light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) is an EASA licence and is available for:

    • Aeroplanes
    • Sailplanes
    • Balloons
    • Helicopters

    All of the information in the section EASA requirements will apply to the LAPL, so you may want to familiarise yourself with this section first.

    For each LAPL there are a number of common requirements for any LAPL, and also some more specific requirements depending on which LAPL you are applying for, which can be found on the relevant page for each licence.

Common requirements

Common requirements

EASA regulations applying to LAPL licences held in any category of aircraft

LAPL (A)

LAPL (A)

The LAPL (A) allows you to act as pilot in command on aeroplanes or touring motor gliders, as long as you aren't flying for payment

LAPL (H)

LAPL (H)

The LAPL (H) allows you to act as pilot in command on helicopters, as long as you aren't flying for payment

LAPL (S)

LAPL (S)

The LAPL (S) allows you to act as pilot in command on EASA sailplanes and powered sailplanes, as long as you aren't flying for payment

LAPL (B)

LAPL (B)

The LAPL (B) allows you to act as pilot in command on EASA and non-EASA hot air balloons, hot airships and gas balloons