Light Aircraft Pilot – LAPL(A)



F AIR as first flight school in the Czech Republic provides LAPL training!

Getting a light aircraft pilot license LAPL (A) (Light Aircraft Pilot License) is especially for those pilots who want to fly with more than two-seat aircraft and at the same time to use it not only for his/her own amusement, but also for private or business travelling.


The licence LAPL(A) allows the holder perform function of pilot in command any single engine piston aircraft (SEP) used for non-commercial flights, to maximum certificated take-off weight 2 000 kg, with a maximum of 4 people on board including the pilot in command and in VMC. You can apply for additional qualifications – for example VFR NIGHT, and so extend the rights of the license.


This licence is interesting especially for pilots who already own pilot license for another category of aircraft such as ULL (A), which under certain conditions can have relief up to 50% of the flight time of a basic curriculum LAPL (A).


  • The minimum age is 16
  • Applicant must hold valid medical certificate minimum LAPL
After meeting entrance requirements you can commence the training course. It consists of theoretical and practical training.
  • 40 hours of theory in classroom with instructor
  • 30 hours of practical training (relief up to 50% for owners of other licences)
Before commencing practical flying, student must gain theoretical basics including air law, general knowledge of airplane, human limitations, flight basics and communication. Other part of theory education proceeds during practical training and is aimed especially at general navigation, meteorology and preparation for final pilot examination. It takes about 8-10 days to complete the theory education, depending on your time and of course on time, that you devote to self-study at home.
Practice flying comprises 30 flight hours. The training is provided on Single engine piston aircraft. You will learn how to fly safely not only at home base in Benešov, but also to land on other airports. You will complete cross-country flight-minimum distance 150 km with one landing with complete stop at different airport from the airport of take off. And 6 hours of solo flights under supervision of flight instructor. At the end of your course you will have knowledge and experience, that will enable you to fly to busy international airports, and if you get qualification for aviation English, you may even fly abroad.


A student may complete the examination of theoretical knowledge during the practical training. This examination is carried out in the form of written tests from nine subjects at Civil Aviation Authority in Prague. Student must correctly answer at least 75% of all questions to be evaluated as successful and complete all tests within 12 months.
After successful completion of the theoretical examination and completion of the training, a student goes through a practical exam of flight skills in length about 1 flight hour. It consists of pilot’s techniques tasks and navigational cross-country flight. After completion of the examination, student gets Light aircraft pilot license.

For holders of valid license for helicopters, ultralights with fixed wings and aerodynamic controls in all three axis, further for gliders and tourist motor gliders may be counted up to 15 flight hours of the total number of flight hours a basic curriculum to obtain LAPL (A). Minimum training flight time may be reduced for this students to 9 training hours with instructor and 6 hours of solo flights. To applicants who hold a pilot license for another category of aircraft, the practice will be credit, according to the results of Pre-Accession flight test.