The Light Aeroplane Pilots Licence (LAPL) is a national licence that is not recognised outside the United Kingdom.

A LAPL for aeroplanes will allow you to act as pilot in command (PIC) on two classes of aircraft: either a single-engine piston aeroplane (land) or touring motor glider (TMG) 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.

The Course for the LAPL includes a minimum of 30 hours of flight instruction on aeroplanes or TMGs, including at least:

  1. 15 hours of dual flight instruction in the class of aircraft you will be taking your skill test in - either a single-engine piston (SEP) aeroplane or TMG.
  2. 6 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 3 hours of solo cross country flight time with at least 1 cross country flight of at least 150 km (80 NM) that includes 1 full stop landing at an aerodrome different from the departure aerodrome.


The LAPL may have limitations depending on your future flying aspirations. Please contact us to discuss whether or not the LAPL course is right for you.