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By russp
#1701920
So I wish to upgrade a LAPL to a full PPL. CAA say 10 hours of flight instruction at an ATO. (Other 5 hours is inconsequential, will be way over that) - then a skills test, but not a nav test? or is that deemed part of the skills test at PPL - they were separate for NPPL.

This flight instruction must include 4 hours of supervised solo flight, of which at least 2 hours must be solo cross country, with at least 1 cross country - that's the easy bit, pay an instructor to sit in an office while I go fly round the country which I'd be doing anyway! But can all 10 hours be supervised solo flight - is there any required dual instruction outside of the solo beyond what I had to get the LAPL? Where is this defined and why isn't it mentioned on the CAA requirements page https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/ ... BPL/PPL-(A)-requirements/

I have my own permit aircraft with a full glass cockpit with moving map gps and autopilot which I'd want to use for the instruction and test. It has no radio nav equipment, I don't think this is required for PPL ?

Thanks for thoughts/advice.
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By Balliol
#1701938
You will have to attend a DTO and have them accept your aircraft. You will need some dual to complete ex18c radio nav and ex19 instrument flying in order to have a course completion certificate and recommendation for test issued. You will need to train and test radio nav aids - you could do this by doing a separate test element in an aircraft with radio nav and rest of the test in your aircraft.
By webdevduck
#1702576
I've finished my upgrade earlier this week. You will need to do some instruction on instrument flying and radio nav, do a solo QXC, and there is a nav test as part of the skills test. The nav test is similar to the NPPL one but with some use of nav aids thrown in.