LAPL = Light Aircraft Pilot Licence
The LAPL was introduced in the UK on 17 September 2012 with the UK implementation of EASA. It will replace the NPPL for flying EASA registered aircraft, and existing NPPL licence holders, who do not wish an EASA PPL licence, must apply to the CAA for the LAPL by 08 April 2015 if they wish to fly non annexe 2 aircraft ie a/c which are EASA registered or permitted.
Annexe 2 a/c can be flown after 07 April 2015 by current holders of the new Part-FCL (EASA) licence, holders of the old pre JAR (life long) UK PPL, or NPPL holders. See EASA quick guide…
The medical assessment
The initial consists of a clinical examination in addition to a medical declaration. This can be undertaken by an AME, or alternatively a GP in your own practice who has access to your medical records at the time and is happy to take responsibility for issuing an aviation medical certificate.
In cases where there are significant medical conditions and/or vision issues the CAA require formal referral to an AME: GP referral form to AME
Please bring the following with you:
Please bring with you:
- Photo identification (e.g. passport or photo driving licence)
- Last Medical Certificate
- You will also be asked to pass a fresh specimen of urine during each examination to test for Protein, Blood and Sugar
- Spectacles if worn
|LAPL + ECG||£198.00|
Payment is accepted by DEBIT card, cheque or cash. Please note there is a 2% surcharge for CREDIT/company cards.
In terms of acceptable risk the medical standards applied for the LAPL are similar to those of professional drivers i.e. Group 2 DVLA level of acceptable risk for unrestricted certification. Where pilots only meet Group 1 DVLA level of acceptable risk (private vehicle driving), an OPL (No Passenger Limitation) or OSL (Safety Pilot Limitation) would be applied. However the aviation environment is very different to driving a lorry or bus and there are medical conditions which may be assessed differently to those set down by DVLA for drivers.
An ECG is not necessary for LAPL unless clinically indicated. Those pilots who value having a periodic ECG will be offered one at reduced rate.
- Under age 40: an LAPL medical certificate must be revalidated every 5 years (or until 42nd birthday if earlier)
- Over age 40: every 2 years
Initial and over aged 50
A clinical examination is required in addition to a medical declaration.
Under age 50 achieved by history alone with examination only if clinically indicated. Certificates may be revalidated within 45 days of the expiry date if you wish to continue exercising the privileges of your licence
Decrease in Medical Fitness
The CAA require LAPL licence holders to seek advice from their AME, or alternatively whoever issued their last LAPL medical certificate, if they experience any decrease in their level of fitness, or are taking medication which might interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of their licence. Click here for more detailed information.
I am available for aviation medical consultations between examinations and have over the years developed a network of Private Consultants to whom I can refer to promptly seek specialist assessment/treatment in order to return to ?Fit? status as soon as possible.
IF you have any queries regarding your level of fitness please give me a call on 07515 409885 or email email@example.com.