The aim of the LAPL(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under the Visual Flight Rules in single-engine piston aeroplanes (land) or TMGs with a maximum certificated mass of 2000kg or less. 

Pre-Course Requirements

There are no pre-entry requirements for the LAPL (A) course. However, before flying solo in an Aviator Flight Centre aeroplane, a student pilot must:

  • Hold a valid medical certificate, appropriate to the licence for which training is required, issued in accordance with Part-MED.
  • Be at least 16 years of age and 17 years of age for the licence issue.

Course Structure

Flight Training

  • Minimum of 30 hours of flight instruction, including at least 20 hours of dual flight instruction and 6 hours of supervised solo flight time, including 3 hours of solo cross-country flight time.
  • LAPL Skill test with an Authorised Examiner
  • Ground Training: 9 Ground Exams


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



Minimum 2 months