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Glider pilot licence

With a glider pilot licence (SPL; sailplane pilot license), you can fly solo with a glider. Once you have gathered sufficient experience, you can also take your friends or other passengers on glider flights.

National glider pilot licences (GPL) must be replaced with EASA licences by 8 April 2021. If you hold a national licence, you must apply to Traficom to have it converted into an EASA licence (SPL). After 8 April 2021, the national GPL only entitles you to fly aircraft that fall outside the scope of EASA regulation. These aircraft are referred to as Annex I aircraft.

How to obtain a glider pilot licence

1: Age requirement

When you apply for the licence at Traficom, you must be at least 16 years old.

2: Training

The training includes theoretical knowledge and flight instruction.

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