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EASA LAPL to PPL
Light Aircraft Pilot Licence

Pilots with a LAPL Licence can upgrade this to a PPL Licence by undertaking additional flight training. Additional theoretical training is required, but there are no theoretical exams.

Pre-requisites

Applicants for a LAPL(A) to PPL(A) upgrade must be 17 years old, proficient in English Language at Level 4-6, and have an EASA Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate.

Course Requirements

There are 3 components, flight training, theoretical ground training and written tests, and a flight test:

Applicants for an LAPL(A) will complete at least 30 hours of flight
instruction on aeroplanes or TMGs, including at least:

(1) 15 hours of dual flight instruction in the class in which the skill test will be
taken;

(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), during which 1 full stop landing at an aerodrome different
from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.

Credits

Applicants for a PPL (A) holding an LAPL(A) shall have completed at least 15 hours of flight time on
aeroplanes after the issue of the LAPL (A), of which at least 10 shall be flight instruction completed in a training course at an ATO. This training course shall include at least 4 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 2 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 270 km (150 NM), during which full stop landings at 2 aerodromes different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.


Course Progress


The course will begin with an assessment, and then an outline program. The basic flight lesson structure will follow the theme of a short briefing, followed by an instructional flight, followed by a debrief. The theory training will generally comprise a long briefing followed by home study, then a mock exam, revision training, and then the actual exam.

The briefing is followed by a familiarisation flight of about one hour to allow you to get acclimatised to the new conditions, and concluding with a few circuits. Subsequent flights will involve navigating and circuits until the student is deemed to be at a standard acceptable to permit supervised solo flight.
Privileges of the LAPL Qualification

The privileges of the holder of an LAPL for aeroplanes are to act as PIC on single engine piston aeroplanes-land or TMG with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are never more than 4 persons on board of the aircraft.

Holders of an LAPL(A) shall only carry passengers after they have completed, after the issuance of the licence, 10 hours of flight time as PIC on aeroplanes or TMG.

Revalidation Requirements

Revalidation requires 12 take off and landings within the last 24 months and 1 hour refresher training with an Instructor, otherwise a Flight Test with an Examiner is required.

Costs
Assuming 10 hours flying instruction and 1.5 hours skill test then the costs excluding away landings and examiner fees will be approximately

Cessna 150/152 £ 1800 inc vat
Cessna 172 £1900 inc vat

Membership of FAC is additiional.

COURSES
CAA NPPL
CAA PPL
CAA NIGHT
CAA IMC
EASA LAPL
EASA LAPL Extension
EASA LAPL TO PPL
EASA IR FLIGHT TRAINING
EASA IR THEORETICAL
EASA CLASS RATING MEP
FAA BFR
FAA IPCs
 
NEWS
I am delighted to be able to let everyone know that Marcus Palmer, our CFI is recovering well and is expected to be able to resume flying in August. If you need to renew your EASA licence please let Christine know well in advance. NPPL licences can be renewed by Humphrey.

New C42 Microlight

The Sandtoft Flying School C42 has finally arrived at the distributers in the UK and is being fitted with its avionic equipment. It will have a full glass panel with backup analogue instruments, a Mode S Transponder and 8.3Khz Com. It is fitted with a ballistic parachute recovery system and uses Mogas.

Virtually unstallable and with a very low approach speed it will be an ideal learner platform. We will offer Microlight rental immediately and shortly afterwards Microlight training.

New Base at Sandtoft

We have opened a new base for aircraft maintenance at Sandtoft, which with its 4000' long tarmac runway will allow us to service faster aircraft.

Extended Approvals

The CAA have recently extended our BCAR approval to cover any single engine metal or wood Annex 2 Aircraft upto 5700Kg. This includes Light Sport aircraft, an application has been submitted for Microlight Group. This together with our Approval to issue National permits and Certificates of Validity means that we will be able to fully support all light aircraft from the smallest microlight upto Pressurised Piper P31P, Turbine TBM 750/850 and even Eclipse Jets ( latter N register only).

Flying Training at Sandtoft

We are working on out ATO approval, which will be extended to cover new capabilities.


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