Motor Pilot Training

Motor Pilot Training

EASA Light Aircraft Pilot Licence [LAPL(A)]

Summary

An EASA licence which permits the holder to fly for leisure within Europe, but not for remuneration. Typically used for light aircraft (eg a flying club Cessna/Piper) and you may carry passengers. It is more restrictive than a PPL(A).

Privileges

  • Act without remuneration as Pilot in Command (PIC) on any aeroplane [on the licence] engaged on non-commercial flights
  • Aeroplanes restricted to SEP or TMG, maximum take-off mass of 2000kg or less and a maximum of 3 passengers (4 persons on board).
  • May only carry passengers after 10 hours PIC after licence issue.
  • Day only
  • ICAO VFR minima – typically 5km (1.5km possible) & clear of cloud, but it does vary with airspace and altitude.

You must be…

  • Aged 17, although may start training earlier
  • EASA Part-MED Class 1 or 2 Medical or LAPL Medical Certificate

Training requirements

Total Flight Time > 30 hours
Dual Instruction >15 hours
Solo > 6 hours
Ground Exams 9 multiple choice exams
Flight Tests LAPL(A) Skills Test

Development

  • A minimum number of hours and take-off/landings are required in a 24-month period to keep the LAPL(A) current.
  • Class/Type Rating – to fly other aircraft types.
  • Night Qualification – to act as PIC at night, after completing PPL basic instrument training and 5 hours of night training.
  • Private Pilots Licence (PPL) – > 10 hours instruction & > 4 hours solo.

 

EASA Private Pilot Licence [PPL]

Summary

An EASA licence allowing you to fly, but not for remuneration. Typically used for light aircraft (eg a flying club Cessna/Piper) and you may carry passengers.

Privileges

  • Act without remuneration as Pilot in Command (PIC) or Co-pilot on any aeroplane [on the licence] engaged on non-commercial flights
  • Day only
  • ICAO VFR minima – typically 5km (1.5km possible) & clear of cloud, but it does vary with airspace and altitude

You must be…

  • Aged 17, although may start training earlier
  • EASA Part-MED Class 1 or 2 Medical

Training requirements

Total Flight Time > 45 hours
Dual Instruction > 25 hours
Solo > 10 hours
Ground Exams 9 multiple choice exams
Flight Tests PPL(A) Skills Test

Development

  • A minimum number of hours and take-off/landings are required in a 24-month period to keep the PPL(A) current.
  • Class/Type Rating – to fly other aircraft types, eg multi-engine.
  • Night Rating – to act as PIC at night, after 5 hours of night training.
  • Flying Instructor (FI) Rating – to instruct up to LAPL/PPL level & you may receive remuneration.
  • Instrument Rating (IR) – to fly as PIC/Co-pilot under IFR, i.e in cloud or in controlled airspace. Require a Night Rating before training course.
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) once > 150 hours for a CPL Modular Course.

 

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