Light Aircraft Pilot License Aeroplane Ground school / Theory
UK Part FCL
Theoretical Knowledge Course
Our Online LAPL Ground school / Theory course provides you with the theoretical knowledge you need to sit the exams for the UK Light Aircraft and Private Pilots Licence (Aeroplane).
The SkyLearner LAPL (A) Theory Course content is delivered online using our easy to use the system, with a range of interactions, videos, questions and solutions to help you keep the knowledge in your head, and make you a safer pilot.
This course is approved by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority and contains the following Subjects in accordance with the theoretical knowledge requirements for Private Pilots License (Aeroplanes) in compliance with UK Part FCL 215.
People wishing to get a LAPL license must undertake the same theory course as that for PPL. The Subjects and Examinations are outlined below.
Human Performance & Limitations
Aircraft General Knowledge (Aeroplanes)
Flight Performance & Planning (Aeroplanes)
Principles of Flight
More details of the subjects and examinations are outlined within the course material.
In order to successfully complete the course, students are required to:
Complete each of the 9 Subjects Online including any Progress Tests
Successfully complete a Knowledge check with an instructor (1 Hr per subject over Zoom or an in-person Brush-up course)
Upon completion of each subject, the student will then be authorised to sit the official UK examinations at their local Training School offering PPL E-Exams or at SkyLearner Offices in Belfast UK.
On average this course takes 3-12 months to complete. You can complete this course before or alongside your flight training.
An Active SkyLearner Subscription for the complete duration of the course
Some of the subjects within this course require specific hardware and equipment. In order to complete the course you will require:
1x UK CAA Allowed Navigation Computer
1x Map of Southern England (Latest Edition)
1x Clear Ruler
1x Pack of Non-Perminant Fine Tip Marker Pens
1 x UK CAA Allowed Scientific Calculator
This Equipment is all available from reputable online retailers or as a complete set from our suppliers, Transair UK.
The learning content of this course as with all courses on SkyLearner is included in our monthly subscription
This includes all the Content, Interactions, Key Facts, Progress Tests, Solution Bank and much more…
In addition to any 1 to 1 instruction you may choose to take with us, this course requires some training and equipment not included in your monthly subscription. These include:
9 x Hours of Mandatory 1:1 Video Instruction for Knowledge Check
The great news is that you can use the SkyLearner system and its awsome content to help prepare you for your exams. You would also have the choice of making us your official Training Organisation for your Ground Exams or staying with your current Ground School Provider, but just using the SkyLearner System to help you get to grips with the knowledge needed.
Where & When are the Knowledge Checks Completed ?
This is the Great Part, you can choose !!!
1 to 1 Anytime Online
We use a popular video chat software to give you a private 1 to 1 knowledge check before you sit any exams. These are booked through the SkyLearner System with slots available throughout the day, to help fit your schedule.
So all you need is a laptop a webcam and yourself !!!
We also offer knowledge checks on specific dates in person at our training rooms in Belfast UK.
We also offer classroom based brushups which include a review and knowledge check for all subjects at our training rooms in Belfast UK.
If I get stuck, how do i get help ?
We always want to help you !!!
We offer a free help service, where you can submit any question and ask for help, getting a guaranteed response within 48 hrs, 7 Days a week, All year around.
Premium Video Chat
If you find that you really want to chat with us, you can purchase additional Premium Video Chat support in 1 Hour intervals. This means you get web based tuition with an approved Instructor.
Where do I sit my Official Exams ?
Your Local Approved Flight School (e-PPl Exams)
We work with other flight schools who can take bookings in your area. If you are already part of a flying club or school, you can normally work with them to have your exams facilitated there, and you will pay them directly for your exam booking.
Its all about convenience. If you want to make sure your school will allow you to sit the exams or you need to find a location near you, please contact us HERE and we will confirm prior to signup.
SkyLearner Training Rooms (Belfast, UK)
We also have an Exam centre here in Belfast UK if you are in the area or fancy a trip we can book you in, and while you are at it enjoy the great city of Belfast.
Im not very good at Maths & Physics, can i manage to pass the exams ?
We always here people saying they are worried about their level of core subjects and for many PPL Students your school days can be a long time ago. Not to worry, we have detailed walkthroughs of core concepts with are interactive, to help you understand the maths and physics of the concepts.
If you are really struggling, we are always here to help, on your schedule.
Some of our benefits are included below, but if you want to check out the SkyLearner system in more detail you can click the button below
We use a range of animations, videos from leading institutions, text, and fun learning interactions, hammer home the crucial points
We know one of the hardest things to do is to remember all those facts, that’s why we integrate a series of questions on the topics you have completed. These get asked from the beginning of the subject to the end, so you feel ready to sit those exams and have the question exposure you need.
Online Test Recommendation
We know you are busy, and travelling can be expensive. This is why we have come up with a program to allow us to provide your legally required recommendation for Test Online after a private session with one of our Instructors.
Easy to Follow & Use
We designed the system to be easy to use, no complex menu structures, just simple navigation. The content is made to be easy to understand and read
Get Help when you Need it
We have an easy to use option, to ask any questions you may have, alternatively we also offer video chat web tuition at additional cost
We can book you in at your local flying Club or school for your PPL exam, so you don’t need to come visit us, if we are out of the way.
About the Private Pilot License (Aeroplane)
The Light Aircraft Pilot License is aimed towards aviators wanting to fly for a hobby.
The license allows you to take family and friends flying (without being paid) in an aeroplane in smaller aircraft.
The outline of the LAPL requires:
A UK Class 1, 2 or LAPL Medical Certificate
9 x Theoretical Multi-choice Exams in different subjects (The SkyLearner Course)
Flight Training in an aeroplane at a UK approved flying school
1 x Flight test with an examiner to demonstrate your new skills.
The LAPL can be added onto with additional ratings as part of the path to becoming a commercial pilot but it is typically more common to start with a PPL. Most LAPL courses are self-paced and can take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year on average depending on personal circumstances.
The requirements and privileges of the license can be found by referring to the UK Regulations or by visiting the UK CAA website HERE.
This course offers tuition, knowledge checks and brush-ups online at the hourly rate in addition to your subscription. We also offer a classroom-based brush-up course. You can choose whether you want to do these checks over webcam 1 to 1 or at a classroom brush-up.
Online Knowledge Check / Tuition
Your private 1 to 1 Knowledge Check or Instruction can be completed online and is booked from within the SkyLearner System once you have an active subscription.