Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL)

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The Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (Helicopter) or LAPL(H) is a level of licencing that allows you to go out and fly a helicopter on your own, or with up to a maximum of three passengers. You can fly for fun or you can fly yourself for business. Unlike the PPL this licence does not require you to hold a CAA medical, but you do need a medical sign-off. Like the PPL, you cannot be paid to fly. For this you would need a Commercial Pilots Licence, which does require a medical.

We won’t go in to too much detail here, but basically for the LAPL(H) you need to do the following:

– A medical sign-off

– Pass nine written exams

– Approximately 40 hours of flight training

– Pass a flight skills test

For more details on exactly how to obtain your LAPL(H) see our LAPL fact sheet.

If you have any questions at all about the process involved then get in touch or pop in and see us.