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EASA LAPL (A) Syllabus & Course Guide


The EASA LAPL (A) Syllabus & Course Guide

The new EASA LAPL (A) Syllabus & Course Guide from AFE is the only publication to consolidate the various EASA requirements and guidance for the EASA LAPL (Aeroplanes) into one document which can be used in everyday training by both the student pilot and the Training Organisation.

Designed to assist the pilot through LAPL training, and assist the Training Organisation in meeting EASA requirements, the EASA LAPL (A) Syllabus & Course Guide includes:

  • Basic information about pre-entry requirements, the LAPL course and the LAPL itself.
  • Detailed guidance for both Flight Exercises and Theoretical Knowledge (TK) subjects.
  • Full integration of the flight and theory elements of the LAPL course, as required by EASA.
  • Completion standards for each exercise and stage of the course.
  • A full record keeping system for Flight Exercises to ensure all training elements are completed.
  • A full record keeping system for Theoretical Knowledge (TK) training to ensure all TK elements are completed in accordance with EASA requirements.
  • Additional appendices cover Threat & Error Management (TEM), Language Proficiency requirements, EASA member states etc.

The EASA LAPL (A) Syllabus & Course Guide is written by Jeremy M Pratt, author of several series of aviation training manuals, in-print since 1992 with over 150,000 copies sold worldwide. The EASA LAPL (A) Syllabus & Course Guide incorporates the latest changes and revisions to the official EASA LAPL Syllabus, in which the author was closely involved. These changes include the most recent UK CAA Alternative Means of Compliance (AltMOC) which have been adopted by EASA.

The new EASA LAPL (A) syllabus addresses industry and safety organisation concerns about the relevance and complexity of the original EASA document. In the new LAPL syllabus, more emphasis is placed upon:

  • Preventing loss of control in flight (LOCI);
  • Development of Threat and Error Management skills;
  • Use of modern equipment (eg FADEC, GNSS, EFIS);
  • Development of core navigation skills, preventing airspace infringements, ATC liaison.

The Theoretical Knowledge syllabus in particular has been completely re-written and re-focused to remove irrelevant, inappropriate and unnecessary material and instead concentrate on practical knowledge required in the modern flying environment.


Jeremy M Pratt from Airplan Flight Equipment (AFE) talks to FITA’s Gautam Lewis about the new EASA PPL and LAPL training syllabus. Supported by the UK CAA, the new training programs have removed out-of-date or irrelevant material and place new emphasis on basic flying skills and the practical knowledge required by today’s PPL including, TEM, EFIS, GNSS, controlled airspace etc. There has already been strong interest in adopting the new EASA syllabi from other European states and the new training programs can be used in any EASA state.

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