Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) or Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL)

Which Licence?

You may well know your motivation behind wanting to fly and therefore most likely already know what licence you will be training for. However for many people out there who are thinking of training for a pilot's licence and do not know what direction they would like to head, there is a choice between the Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) and the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL).
The PPL and LAPL are EASA licences which means that a holder can exercise the privileges of their licence anywhere in Europe and on any European registered aircraft. They can in fact fly worldwide with validations from other authorities.

The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is a relatively new form of training recently created by the EU. It appears to be very much like the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and offers the possibility of flying a light aircraft in Europe, to travel and to carry passengers. But it is considerably CHEAPER!

The objective of the LAPL is to be able to offer almost the same privileges to a new pilot as a PPL, but with a shorter, cheaper training.

Compare the PPL and LAPL to help you decide which pilot licence is best for you.