Self-Launch Rating

Adding a Self-Launch rating to your SPL or LAPL(S)

If you hold a LAPL(S) or SPL, we can add a Self-Launch rating to your licence by simply completing a course of training.

MotorGlide is the only club in the country to offer this rating! We conduct self-launch gliding training in a combination of our SF25c and the Nimbus 4DM (or in your own glider).

As part of your course of training to extend a LAPL(S) to include a Self-Launch rating, you’ll need to complete the following:

  • A minimum of 5 launches under dual flight instruction
  • A minimum 5 solo launches under supervision
  • The dual flight instruction may be done in a TMG

For full details, please refer to EASA’s AMC1 FCL.110.S(c)(4)(xv).

PLEASE NOTE: You’ll need to hold a LAPL(S) or SPL before starting this course. See the BGA website for the pilot conversion forms.

Glider pilot training, 7 days a week

You’re in safe hands when you complete your glider pilot training with MotorGlide. Our Nimbus 4 DM is one of the world’s top performing gliders thanks to its 26.5 metre wing span, which gives it a stunning glide angle of 60:1. Our instructors all hold commercial pilot’s licences as well as glider pilot qualifications, and are seasoned cross-country pilots with thousands of cross-country kilometres under their belts.

What’s more, we operate differently to other gliding clubs:

  • There’s no duty rota
  • We operate seven days a week, all year round
  • Online booking system so you can book the exact time you want to fly
  • No politics – just flying!

Book your self-launch rating

To book your self-launch rating, call us on 07976 985 689 or email MotorGlide for more details.