Light Aircraft Pilot Licence - LAPL(H)

Holders of a LAPL(H) licence will be able to act as Pilot in Command of single engine helicopters with a maximum certificated take-off weight of 2000kg or less, carrying a maximum of 3 passengers (so no more than 4 people on board) .


  • A minimum of 40 hours’ flight time is required to complete the course. However, please allow additional flight time for budgeting purpose. For those with a PPL(A), this can be reduced by a maximum of 6 hours.
  • At least 35 of the 40 hours shall be flown on the type of helicopter which is being used for the skills test.
  • 20 hours of dual flight instruction.
  • 10 hours of supervised solo flight time. Including at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time with at least 1 cross-country flight of at least 150 km (80mnm), during which one full-stop landing at an aerodrome different from the aerodrome of departure shall be made.
  • Flight Test.

Keeping your licence current

Annual requirements for LAPL(H)
LAPL(H) holders are required to have completed the following in the last 12 months on type:
At least 6 hours of flying time as PIC(Pilot in Command), including 6 take offs, approaches and landings
Refresher Training of at least 1 hour total flight time with an instructor.

Holders of the LAPL(H) who have not met the criteria above shall either:
Pass a Proficiency Check with an examiner on type before they are cleared to fly again.
Perform the additional flight time or take-offs and landings, flying dual or solo under the supervision of an instructor, in order to fulfil the requirements above.

How Much Does It Cost?

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