// Light Aircraft Pilots Licence - LAPL(A)

If you're looking to fly an aircraft outside of the microlight category, the LAPL(A) is the affordable step into light aircraft. This 30 hour course can be upgraded to the full PPL(A). You can add additional ratings to the PPL, such as night, multi-engine & instrument flying and eventually the licence can evolve into a Commercial Pilots Licence. 

The LAPL requires a minimum of 30 hours flying time – 10 of which are solo. You’ll take a skills test which will examine your general handling and navigation skills.

There are also nine multiple choice exams to be completed covering important topics including:

      • Aviation Law

      • Human Performance

      • Meteorology

      • Communications

      • Principles of Flight

      • Operational Procedures

      • Flight Performance & Planning

      • Aircraft General Knowledge, and

      • Navigation

You’ll have to passed basic medical with a CAA approved doctor. Purple Aviation can help you source a doctor for your medical - generally speaking if you’re fit and well enough to drive a car, you’re well enough to fly an aircraft!

When you’ve completed your course, the LAPL(A) will allow you to fly aircraft in daylight hours in reasonable weather - this is known as Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flying.

After completing your training, you can continue you rent aircraft from Purple Aviation to build your hours or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery of Northumberland. You can convert your LAPL(A) to a PPL(A) with a short conversion.


// Training Rates

Training Fees

Cessna 150H - £165 p/h dual

Airfield Fees

Membership - £130 per annum
Full stop landing - FREE
Touch & Go - FREE


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