⚠️ LAPL(A) revalidation ✈️
To revalidate your LAPL(A) license you have to comply with requirements of FCL.140.A(a). LAPL(A) refresher training is kind of competency-based approach to the fllight training and general aviation. We are also authorized to sign-off your license upon completion of the refresher training. Holders of a LAPL(A) shall meet following conditions as pilots of aeroplanes or TMGs in 2 years:
- completed at least 12 hours of flight time as PIC or flying dual or solo under the supervision of an instructor, including:
- 12 take-offs and landings;
- refresher training of at least 1 hour of total flight time with an flight instructor;
- passed a LAPL(A) proficiency check with an EASA Flight examiner.
Holders of a LAPL(A) with privileges for SEP aeroplanes who, in accordance with point FCL.135.A(b), have obtained privileges for variants with different types of engines specified in Article 2(8a) Part FCL shall exercise their privileges in variants with a particular type of engine only if, in the preceding 24 months, they have completed one of the following in SEP aeroplanes with that type of engine:
- a proficiency check;
- at least 3 hours of flight time as PIC and refresher training.
It means that LAPL(A) can be revalidated based on your previous experience, however you have to attend at least 1 hour of LAPL efresher training with instructor.
LAPL(A) training flight with instructor does not interfere with restriction of examiner's vested interest. So by attending the LAPL training flight with Flight Examiner you will get first hand experience from person experienced in doing EASA checkrides. You will have opportunity not only to learn something new, but also to learn common mistakes of your LAPL colleagues. At the end of the training, we will assure your LAPL license is properly revalidated so all paperwork is completed and submitted to your authority.
LAPL training flight ✈️ content
LAPL Training flight items are based on the exercise items of the LAPL proficiency check, as deemed relevant by the instructor, and depending on the experience of the LAPL holder. The briefing should include a discussion on TEM with special emphasis on decision-making when encountering adverse meteorological conditions or unintentional IMC, as well as on navigation flight capabilities.
Before the training flight takes place, the instructor should hold a briefing with the candidate. That briefing should include a discussion on all of the following:
- TEM with special emphasis on decision-making meteorological conditions when encountering adverse weather or unintentional IMC;
- navigation flight capabilities;
- exercises to be flown), as applicable.
The training flight items should be based on the exercise items of the proficiency check, as deemed relevant by the instructor, and depending on the experience of the candidate. In any case, the training flight items should include exercises related to recovery from the following stall scenarios:
- clean stall;
- approach to stall in descending turn with bank with approach configuration and power;
- approach to stall in landing configuration and power; and
- approach to stall, climbing turn with take-off flap and climb power.
We will carefully assess your experience and prepare the tailored training to meet the LAPL training flight learning objectives. LAPL training flight will be based on following items:
- SECTION 1 PRE-FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND DEPARTURE
- a. Use of checklist, airmanship, control of aeroplane or TMG by external visual reference, anti/de -icing procedures, etc. apply in all sections.
- b. Pre-flight documentation, NOTAM and weather briefing
- c. Mass and balance and performance calculation
- d. Aeroplane or TMG inspection and servicing
- e. Engine starting and after starting procedures
- f. Taxiing and aerodrome procedures, pre-take-off procedures
- g. Take-off and after take-off checks
- h. Aerodrome departure procedures
- ATC liaison: compliance
- SECTION 2 GENERAL - AIR WORK
- a. ATC liaison
- b. Straight and level flight, with speed changes
- c. Climbing:
- i. best rate of climb;
- ii. climbing turn
- iii. levelling off.
- d. Medium (30° bank) turns, look-out procedures and collision avoidance
- e. Steep (45 ° bank) turns
- f. Flight at critically low air speed with and without flaps
- g. Stalling:
- i. clean stall and recover with power;
- ii. approach to stall descending turn with bank angle 20 °, approach configuration;
- iii. approach to stall in landing configuration.
- h. Descending:
- i. with and without power;
- ii. descending turns (steep gliding turns);
- iii. evelling off.
- SECTION 3 - ENROUTE PROCEDURES
- a. Flight plan, dead reckoning and map reading
- b. Maintenance of altitude, heading and speed
- c. Orientation, airspace structure, timing and revision of ETAs, log keeping
- d. Diversion to alternate aerodrome (planning and implementation)
- e. Flight management (checks, fuel systems, carburettor icing, etc.)
- f. ATC liaison: compliance
- SECTION 4 - APPROACH AND LANDING PROCEDURES
- a. Aerodrome arrival procedures
- b. Collision avoidance (look-out procedures)
- c. Precision landing (short field landing) and crosswind, if suitable conditions available
- d. Flapless landing (if applicable)
- e. Approach to landing with idle power
- f. Touch and go
- g. Go-around from low height
- h. ATC liaison
- i. Actions after flight
- SECTION 5 - ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
- a. Simulated engine failure after take-off
- b. * Simulated forced landing
- c. * Simulated precautionary landing
- d. Simulated emergencies
- e. Oral questions