Is there a difference between UK-issued PPL and UK-issued LAPL regarding their recognition for the purpose of flying on aircraft registered in an EASA Member State?
After December 31, 2020, the UK Part-FCL licences (both PPL and LAPL), issued by the UK CAA in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011, are no longer recognised as Part-FCL licences for the purpose of flying on aircraft registered in an EASA Member State.
In order to continue to exercise the privileges associated with those UK issued licences they should have been transferred to an EASA Member State before January 01, 2021. Alternatively, as of January 1, 2021, UK-issued PPLs may be temporarily validated or converted into Part-FCL PPLs upon application submitted to an EASA Member State under Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/723. However, the LAPL is not an ICAO-compliant licence and can therefore not be validated or converted following the above-mentioned provisions.