Adding a Single Engine Piston (SEP) rating to your Pilots licences

Flying lesson in a PA28

To add a SEP class rating to your LAPL or PPL is really simple, its as easy as 1-2-3. Step 1: Complete our training course, ideally over a 1 week period, but can be split over a few weeks if needed. Step 2: Fly with one of our friendly Flight Examiners (FE). (don't worry, we will work with you to get you to the required standard)

Step 3: Then apply to the CAA to have the class rating added to your licence. Using SRG3108 and submitting/uploading an the Examiners report form SRG1157

Our course consists of 5 hrs flying, including, 6 to 10 take offs and landings (in different configurations) Help with the theory you'll need and as much support and encouragment as you need!

Landing at EGHH - Bournemouth Internatioanl Airport


To revalidate the rating you must complete the following:

Pass a proficiency check in a single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane with an examiner. The proficiency check must take place within the 3 months immediately before the rating’s expiry date;


12 hours of flight time in single-engine (single-pilot) aeroplane within the 12 months preceding the rating’s expiry date, including the following:

- 6 hours as pilot-in-command (PIC)

- 12 take-offs and landings and;

- A training flight of at least 1 hour (or a maximum of three totalling 1 hour) with the same flight instructor or class rating instructor.

Please note: If you have already completed a proficiency check or skill test in another type or class of aeroplane, you will not have to complete this training flight. (eg/please see our Touring Motor GliderTMG page for more info.

If you'd like to know more, please feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to answer your questions.