LAPL(A) – Light Aircraft Pilot (Aeroplane)

In accordance with EASA standards: PART-FCL

The Light Aircraft Pilot License LAPL(A) is primarily intended for hobby and recreational flying. It allows the pilot to fly a 4-seater single-engine aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 2 tons and carry a maximum of 3 passengers.

The license holder is limited to flying only the type of aircraft for which they obtained authorization during training or, if applicable, underwent retraining at a flight school for a different type of aircraft. With this license, commercial flying (flying for remuneration) is not permitted.



The LAPL airplane pilot license is primarily intended for hobby and recreational flying. The license can be upgraded to the Private Pilot License PPL(A), which is the foundational license for a career as a professional pilot.

If you are not sure whether to choose between an LAPL or a PPL, this article may help you: Comparison of LAPL(A) and PPL(A)


Pilot Training:

Total flight training hours: 30 hours*

  • with an instructor: 15 hours*
  • solo flights: 6 hours*
  • solo navigation flights: 3 hours*
  • including 1 cross-country flight covering a distance of at least 150 km (80 NM), during which the pilot performs 1 landing at an airport different from the departure airport

*minimum hours required

Theoretical Training:

The LAPL(A) theory course is based on the content and syllabus of the PPL(A) Theoretical Training Course – Private Pilot (Airplane). The course is individualized. According to the student’s preferences, the entire course can be conducted either remotely (online) or in-person, combined with self-study.

  • Consultations with the instructor: 20 hours (in-person or online)
  • Self-study using CBT (computer-based training) through our school’s eLearning platform. Our school’s eLEARNING also includes exam questions for preparation for exams at the Civil Aviation Authority. In-person theory classes are integrated with flight training.

Study materials and textbooks are part of the eLearning and are included in the course fee.

If you are not sure whether to choose between an LAPL or a PPL, this article may help you: Comparison of LAPL(A) and PPL(A)


The price you will have to pay to learn to fly and obtain a pilot’s license varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The price should not be the main factor in deciding where to get your pilot’s license. When it comes to flight training, cheap is rarely good.

Basic factors affecting the cost of training:

  • Your goals in aviation
  • Type of aircraft for training with regard to goals
  • How much time can I devote to training


Your goals in flying have a significant impact on how your overall flight training will be conducted. If you want to fly only recreationally, training in an aircraft with lighter avionics will be significantly cheaper than compared to a businessman or future professional pilot.

The price of pilot training for individual pilot licenses is set in connection with the number of flight hours in the curriculum, the time of ground preparations, and theoretical instruction in the classroom. Further, it is necessary to count additional expenses for landing and other airport fees and fees for exams at authorities and payments for obtaining necessary permits for training.

In our flight school, you receive the following for your training FREE of charge:


Distance theory courses with online teaching and video conferences

Study materials included in the course price

Theory courses start 6 times a year

Possibility to customize your studies individually

Flight school near Prague

High success rate of our students in exams

Thanks to the Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC APS Simulator, our school has secured a leading position not only in the Czech Republic but also in Central Europe. The Airbus A320 FNPT II MCC simulator meets EASA requirements for Airline Pilot Standard (APS) pilot training.

The BSA aircraft fleet consists of CESSNA aircraft equipped with modern avionics used in commercial aircraft. All aircraft are carefully and regularly serviced.

Blue Sky Aviation is a certified company in the international network of CESSNA PILOT CENTER flight schools operated by the aircraft manufacturer Cessna, an American company Textron Aviation.

Pilot training from zero to professional commercial aircraft pilot according to European EASA standards. The obtained licenses and qualifications are valid in all countries of the European Union.

Don’t have enough personal funds for training? We will help you secure financing for your pilot training.

We go above and beyond to accommodate your needs and requirements, both in training and when renting aircraft. Our flight and theoretical courses are conducted in the form of individual lessons, exclusively between an instructor and a student.

Learning materials for the theory course and sample questions for exam preparation are available to you 24/7 online and offline on our unique e-Learning portal. The theory teaching materials are FREE OF CHARGE.

You can reserve the aircraft for your flights yourself in our online reservation system.

We offer our own accommodation for students of our flight school directly at our airport Kladno or next to the airport Vaclav Havel in Prague – 20 min from us.