Revalidating lapsed ppl
(National Private Pilots Licence) The NPPL is a UK licence which is valid in the UK, Ro I & with some extra conditions, France.It is normally issued with an SSEA(L) (Simple Single-Engine Aeroplane (Landplane)) class rating and an FRTOL (Flight Radio-Telephony Operator’s Licence).Once you have passed all the exams within the 18 month/6 sitting window, they are valid for licence issue for 24 months from the final exam pass.The exams are: Rules and Regulations needed for safe flying Windshear, wake turbulence & some more legal definitions Includes questions on perception, aircrew interaction and how flying affects your body How weather works and the interpretation of forecasts Chart theory, effects of wind & altitude, fuel calculations Take-off and landing distance performance, weights and centre of gravity calculations, chart symbology Technical stuff about airframes, engines, aircraft systems and instruments Aerodynamics, what keeps us in the air and how the controls work Phonetic alphabet, special phraseology There is also an R/T oral test and a final skill test; these again are taken with one of our examiners.To obtain this licence you must complete a minimum of 30 hours flying, 6 hours of this must be supervised solo and of that, 3 hours must be navigation.Then it’s on to cross-country navigation, where we go and visit another airfield (we normally use Newcastle, Durham Tees-Valley or Blackpool), eventually you then just have some pre-test revision and the skills test to do.Then it’s on to cross-country navigation, where we go and visit at least two other airfields, (we normally use Newcastle & Durham Tees-Valley or Blackpool & Liverpool).
This allows you to fly an aircraft with one piston engine, maximum weight 2000 kg, carrying up to 3 passengers, in reasonable weather, in daytime and to use the aircraft radio to communicate with ATC.
You will need an EASA LAPL medical, which can be obtained from either a CAA authorised medical examiner or your GP, alternatively a class 2 aviation medical from a CAA AME is acceptable.
Once you have an LAPL, you must fly 10 hours as PIC before you can carry passengers.
This allows you to fly an aircraft with one piston engine, in reasonable weather, in daytime and to use the aircraft radio to communicate with ATC.
To obtain this licence you must complete a minimum of 45 hours flying, 10 hours of this must be supervised solo and of that, 5 hours must be navigation.
You will need at least an NPPL medical declaration, available to download from the CAA website (which requires that you meet the DVLA driving standards), EASA class 2 and LAPL medical certificates are also acceptable.