tailbob wrote:My understanding is that FCL 110 LAPL applies to those who have held another Part FCL licence in the same category of aircraft.
Thus if you wish to downgrade from PPL to LAPL there is full credit for your previous training.
Unfortunately for EASA, this isn't what they have written and the NPPL(SSEA) is also a license for the same category of aircraft (at least for now).
The wording of FCL.110 LAPL is a credit for a licence towards another licence
issued for a common aircraft category, not hours flown on the same aircraft category. That credit has nothing to do with the hours flown on the aircraft category to which the licenses relate. In fact I would say it matters not how you got the licence and what aircraft you flew and for how long, only that the CAA awarded it to you and that it entitles you to fly the same aircraft category.
My suggestion is that you get "fully credited" by your ATI for your NPPL(SSEA) when you approach him to complete your LAPL(A). You just complete what is then missing from the requirements of the LAPL(A) vs the NPPL(SSEA) and submit your LAPL(A) application using the license credit entitlement.