The Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL) permits the holder to act as a Pilot in Command of a single-engine piston aircraft with a take-off mass of 2,000 kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers on a non-commercial flight in accordance to visual flight rules. LAPL holders can enjoy the thrill of flying around the local area and it also enables them to take their friends and family as passengers.
- The minimum age for license is 17 years old, however you may start training at the age of 16.
- Medical certificate: LAPL Class, issued by an Aeromedical Examiner. Please refer to the Aeromedical section of this website for further details.
- For minors: guardian’s consent for flight training
The theory includes 100 hours of classroom or distance learning instruction of the the following subjects:
- Air Law
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Aircraft Performance
- Performance and Planning
- Human Performance and Medicine
- Operational Procedures
- Communications (Italian and/or English)
- Principles of Flight
Some basic Math and Physics principles will be revised during the first lessons.
Classes are organized during the week days and/or weekends. It is also possible to have a fully customised one-to-one ground training course or Distance Learning training which is available on our eLearning platform.
The flight training comprises of
- 30 hours of flight instruction (of which 24 hours will be with your instructor)
- 6 hours as a Solo Pilot with the instructor supervising you from the ground
During the training, you will gain the skill and knowledge to fly the aircraft independently, including cross-country flight planning.
3 to 4 months
The LAPL course may be commenced throughout the year.