Common UK and EASA Licences
Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL)
Available for aeroplanes, helicopters, balloons and gliders, the concept behind the LAPL was to create a simplified licence with a shorter training course and less onerous medical standards. In the case of aeroplanes and helicopters it is limited to a maximum take-off weight of two tonnes and no more than three passengers. With some extra training it can be upgraded to the PPL.
Available for aeroplanes and helicopters, the Private Pilot’s Licence is recognised worldwide and can be ‘built on’ with extra ratings and privileges. Click here for more details.
The multi-engine rating is designed to allow you to fly as a Pilot in Command of twin-engined aircraft. It can be added to a PPL or a CPL. Click here for more details.
Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)
A Commercial Pilots License, is a type of pilots licence that permits the holder to act as a pilot of an aircraft and be paid for his/her work. For an airline First Officer job you will initially have a CPL with a Multi-Engine instrument rating. Once you gain experience and hours this will convert to an ATPL. Click here for more details.
Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL)
The Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) is the highest level of aircraft pilots licence, required to command aircraft over 5700 kg or with over 9 passenger seats. Click here for more details.
Multi-Pilot Licence (MPL)
A Multi-Pilot Licence (MPL) will allow you to act as a co- pilot in an aeroplane required to be operated with a co-pilot on commercial air transport. Click here for more details.
Instrument Rating (IR)
Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a PPL or CPL, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments. Click here for more details.
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