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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) is a Part-FCL licence and is available for:

  • Aeroplanes
  • Sailplanes
  • Helicopters

All of the information in the section Part-FCL 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.