Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:07 pm #1728687
JAFO wrote:Flyin'Dutch' wrote:A LAPL medical is also less costly than a Class 2.
The vast majority of private pilots can do the vast majority of the time all the flying they want to do with a LAPL.
I absolutely agree FD and if I was starting out now I would probably go for the LAPL precisely for those two reasons. It's just that I think that those suggesting to student pilots that the LAPL is necessarily significantly less expensive to train for up to the point where you can take family and friends flying - which is what most private pilots see as a big milestone and an enjoyable part of their hobby - are being more than a little disingenuous or at least not painting the full picture.
I’m talking from daily experience of working with students on this rating. The cost of gaining the rating is in practical terms lower. We offer both PPL and LAPL and carry out a proper assessment of needs before offering the students an informed choice. We get around a 50/50 split.
I still can’t understand how if you even go to the length of counting the post licence issue 10 solo hours before passengers into the equation, it can be seen as more expensive than passing a ppl in minimum hours which would include a mandatory 5 hours more.
Wave if you're passing!!!!