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Old 19th May 2021, 11:09
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Why is it that LAPL H is restricted to piston engine only? What is the increased risk if all other LAPL privilege restrictions are fulfilled? Those with the competence and or experience to fly this more reliable, safer and simpler to operate power plant are not allowed too? Some LAPL H holders are restricted by medical complications to the LAPL privileges but why would the powerplant be of concern.

If the issue is experience then there could be frozen privileges until the required experience is achieved which should not be more than the equivalent PPL criteria for a turbine rating. All seems odd to me and without real risk analysis.
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Old 20th May 2021, 00:05
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Exactly the same reason that LAPL (A) holders are restricted to piston engines. Because the European rule makers considered it appropriate. Whilst we have left the EU we still follow their rules.
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Old 20th May 2021, 18:11
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Errr.... it isnít. LAPL H can fly turbine.
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Old 21st May 2021, 08:52
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What he said. The only limitations on the LAPL(H) are the number of engines (1) and the certificated take-off mass (2000kg).
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Old 21st May 2021, 17:46
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I thought it covered turbines but now I wonder if whopity says no !!!!
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Old 22nd May 2021, 09:19
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No, there is a difference. Fixed wing are single engine piston with a weight limit. Rotary are single engine with a weight limit but no mention of piston engine. That’s from the EASA easy access rules.
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