You will need an EASA LAPL medical, which can be obtained from either a CAA authorised medical examiner or your GP, alternatively a class 2 aviation medical from a CAA AME is acceptable.
Once you have an LAPL, you must fly 10 hours as PIC before you can carry passengers.
To obtain this licence you must complete a minimum of 30 hours flying, 6 hours of this must be supervised solo and of that, 3 hours must be navigation.
The IMCr is not normally recognised outside the UK, but a lot simpler to obtain than the “full” IR.If a lot of your flying is further afield, it can help open up days to you which would previously have been unavailable, it can be a good introduction to instrument flying before starting training for the instrument rating (which is required to fly commercially) or alternatively, used as a ‘get you out of trouble rating’ if the weather suddenly deteriorates en-route while flying visually.You may add a Night rating to your LAPL, but must undertake some instrument flying training first.The IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) rating, is an additional rating that can be added to your licence after completing the EASA PPL(A), but not the NPPL or LAPL(A), it can also be added to an existing JAA-PPL(A), or a pre-JAA UK PPL(A).Then it’s on to cross-country navigation, where we go and visit at least two other airfields (we normally use Newcastle & Durham Tees-Valley or Blackpool & Liverpool), eventually you then just have some pre-test revision and the skills test to do.
The course includes an appreciation of basic instrument flying and navigation using radio beacons.
You may take all these exams here at CFT with our resident CAA approved examiner.
You will be deemed to have successfully completed the Theoretical Knowledge requirements for the PPL when you have passed all the exams within an 18 month period, this time is counted from the end of the month of your first exam attempt.
It is normally issued with a SEP(L) (Single-Engine Piston (Landplane)) class rating and an FRTOL (Flight Radio-Telephony Operator’s Licence).
This allows you to fly an aircraft with one piston engine, maximum weight 2000 kg, carrying up to 3 passengers, in reasonable weather, in daytime and to use the aircraft radio to communicate with ATC.
This allows you to fly an aircraft with one piston engine, weighing up to 2000kg, in reasonable weather, in daytime and to use the aircraft radio to communicate with ATC.