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Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL)

The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is designed for those of you who like to enjoy the thrill of flying. Whether you wish to fly your loved ones through the clear blue skies, over the beautiful countryside or take them somewhere nice for lunch. Once you have your LAPL licence the possibilities are endless!


The privileges of the holder of a LAPL for aeroplanes are to act as Pilot in command (PIC) on single engine piston aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass of 2000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers, such that there are never more than 4 persons on board of the aircraft.

Holders of an LAPL (A) shall only carry passengers once they have completed 10 hours of flight time as PIC on aeroplanes.

Flight Training

Applicants for a LAPL (A) shall have completed at least 30 hours of flight training on aeroplanes including:

(1) 15 hours of dual flight instruction in the class in which the skill test will be taken.

(2) 6 hours of supervised solo flight time, including at least 3 hours of solo cross country navigation flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 150 km (80 NM), during which 1 full stop landing at an aerodrome different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.

Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

There are 9 subjects which, with one to one tuition or self-study, are readily attainable. The ground exams can be undertaken at Border Air, before which, your experienced well-qualified instructor will make sure you are ready for the exams.

The examination subjects are as follows:

  • Air Law
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology 
  • Communications
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Navigation
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