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Differences between EASA PPL and LAPL

  

What is the difference between EASA LAPL and EASA PPL?

 

The Training

EASA LAPL

  • 30 hours flight training, 6 hours solo of which 3 hours must be cross country.

EASA PPL 

  • 45 hours flight training, 10 hours solo of which 5 hours must be cross country.

 

Cross country qualifier

EASA LAPL 

  • 80nm landing at one aerodrome different than departure.

EASA PPL 

  • 150nm landing at two aerodromes different than departure.

 

Privileges 

EASA LAPL 

  • Pilot In Command without passengers until 10 hours
  • Up to 2000kg with maximum of 4 people on board (including pilot) once licence issue has been gained.

 

EASA PPL 

  • Holders of PPL (A) are to act without being paid as pilot in command or co-pilot on aeroplanes or touring motor gliders engaged in non-commercial operations.
  • Up to 2000kg with maximum of 4 people on board (including pilot) once licence issue has been gained.

 

Limitations 

EASA LAPL

  • VFR Day/Night (if qualified) EU airspace only.
  • Weather minima VFR in sight of surface 1.5km visibility outside controlled airspace or 5km in class C,D,E airspace

EASA PPL 

  • VFR Day/Night (if qualified) EU airspace and abroad e.g. USA, Australia etc. VFR in sight of surface 1.5km visibility outside controlled airspace or 5km in class C, D, E airspace.

 

Validity 

EASA LAPL 

  • Non Expiring Lifetime License

EASA PPL 

  • Non Expiring Lifetime License

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