A light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) is an easier route to becoming a pilot than a traditional private pilot licence (PPL) . If you hold a LAPL, you can act as pilot-in-command (PIC) on aeroplanes with a maximum take-off mass of 2,000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of three passengers. The right to exercise LAPL privileges does not require a traditional proficiency check. Instead, you must have recent experience. You can also complete a proficiency check to extend the validity of your licence by two years at a time.
How to obtain a private pilot licence
To apply for a LAPL(A/H), you must be at least 17 years of age.
The training includes theoretical knowledge and flight instruction.
To start flying solo, you are required to have a medical certificate.
You may participate in theoretical knowledge examinations after completing the theoretical knowledge instruction. You can take the examinations before you have fully completed your flight instruction.
You can take the skill test after you have completed the theoretical knowledge instruction and flight instruction and passed Traficom’s theoretical knowledge examinations.