FCL.020 Student pilot
(a) A student pilot shall not fly solo unless authorised to do so and supervised by a flight instructor.
Before allowing the applicant for a PPL(A) to undertake his/her first solo flight, the FI should ensure that the applicant can use R/T communication.
It may be that local procedures (RF/ATO manual etc) require a student to complete Air Law prior to first solo, but the regulation does not.Sittings
The Light Aircraft Association, along with other associations, provided comment (730
) on NPA 2014-29(A) recommending removal of the sittings restriction which is not considered appropriate for training towards non-commercial licences.
The current 'sittings requirement' is due to be removed from FCL.025(b) for LAPL and PPL applicants following responses to NPA 2014-29(A) and publication of subsequent Opinion 05/2017
which contains an amendment to the existing text.
This is currently finding it's way through the EASA rulemaking process, and is expected within the first half of 2018.