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Light aircraft pilot licence (aeroplane/helicopter)

With a light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL), you can fly solo with an aeroplane (A) or a helicopter (H) and take for example your friends as passengers. The licence does not give you permission for commercial aviation, but you can share the costs with your passengers.

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


Age requirement

To apply for a LAPL(A/H), you must be at least 17 years of age.



The training includes theoretical knowledge and flight instruction.


Theoretical knowledge examinations arranged by Traficom

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.

Notices and instructions concerning personnel licences within aviation

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