Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes)

Train to act as pilot-in-command of a light aircraft under visual flight rules.

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The course breakdown:

30 hours minimum flight instruction, of which 6 hours are supervised solo
9 theoretical knowledge examinations
FRTOL required
LAPL medical required for solo flight

Pre-entry requirements

You must be at least 14 years of age to log hours towards the LAPL(A).

Course content

Familiarisation (Trial Flying Lesson)
Effects of controls
Straight & level flight
Slow flight
Stalling & spin avoidance
Takeoff & climb to the downwind position
The circuit, approach and landing
Emergencies in the circuit
First solo
Advanced turning
Forced landing without power
Precautionary landing
Visual navigation
Navigational problems at lower levels & in reduced visibility
Radio navigation
Air law
Operational procedures
Aircraft general knowledge
Principals of flight
Human performance & limitations
Flight planning & performance

Validity period

The LAPL(A) privileges will only remain valid if in the last 24 months you:

  • have completed at least 12 hours of flight time as pilot-in-command or flying dual or solo under the supervision of an instructor, including:
    • 12 takeoffs and landings;
    • refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with an instructor; or
  • have passed a proficiency check with an examiner.

Why us?

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Simple online booking
Fair and clear pricing
Friendly, professional service
5 star rated on TripAdvisor

We think differently about flight training.

With membership, you get access to our online members area. It's much more than online booking - you can see your training record, check Gamston's weather, pay for your flight online, and so much more!

Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training.

Plus, we don't have any hidden payments. There are no landing fees at Gamston whilst using our well-maintained fleet of aircraft and hot drinks are available at no additional cost.