How do I become a sports pilot instructor?

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How do I become a sports pilot instructor?

CFI-S applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold at least a sport pilot certificate. A commercial pilot certificate is not necessary. At least 150 hours of flight time is required, including at least 100 hours as pilot in command in powered aircraft.

Can a CFI teach sport pilot?

The key part of the regulation is that you can provide training required for a pilot certificate, not a specific certificate. Even if you only hold a Commercial rating yourself, as a CFI you can provide training towards an ATP certificate; you can likewise train a Sport pilot.

Can you fly a Cessna 150 with a sport pilot license?

No, the Cessna 150, 152, and 172 does not meet the definition of light-sport aircraft. All of these airplanes are over the maximum weight allowed for someone with only a sport pilot license to fly. This is a very commonly asked question since these Cessna planes are very popular and widely available.

Can a sport pilot fly a Piper Cub?

AOPA also persuaded the FAA to accelerate issuing and implementing a final rule on the airman portion of rule, to allow sport pilots to fly some seven existing certificated aircraft (like a Piper Cub) that meet the light sport aircraft definition, using a driver’s license for a medical certificate.

Does a sport pilot need a flight review?

All USA sport pilots and higher who want to be legal to fly an aircraft must have a “flight Review” every 24 calendar months. Sport pilots and pilots operating as sport pilots can use their valid state drivers license as “medical eligibility”, anyone operating as a private pilot must have a 3rd class FAA medical.

What is a sport pilot?

The Sport Pilot rule allows a pilot to fly light-sport aircraft without the need for an FAA medical certificate. However, a sport pilot must hold at least a current and valid U.S. driver’s license in order to exercise this privilege.

How many hours can a flight instructor fly in a day?

(a) Hours of training. In any 24-consecutive-hour period, a flight instructor may not conduct more than 8 hours of flight training.

Is getting a sport pilot license worth it?

While light-sport aircraft and experimental aircraft tend to fly low (a sports pilot cannot exceed 10,000 feet MSL or 2,000 feet Afl), that gives the pilot less room for error if there is a problem or if the plane malfunctions. Getting a sport pilot license will probably be the best decision of your life.

How high can a sport pilot fly?

10,000 feet
You can operate during the day only. You can fly up to 10,000 feet above sea level, or 2,000 feet above the ground, whichever is higher. Additionally, you must maintain visual reference with the surface. No flight in or above the clouds.

How far can a sport pilot fly?

10,000 ft
You can fly up to 10,000 ft MSL, or 2,000 ft AGL, whichever is higher. You can not fly at night. You cannot tow any object.

Can I fly a plane without a pilot license?

You can legally fly it without a pilot’s license, without training — without any qualifications at all. When the FAA introduced the new Sport Pilot initiative three years ago, its main purpose was to make light-plane licenses more accessible to the public. But it also closed the two-seat ultralight loophole.

What can a sport pilot fly?

light sport aircraft
A sport pilot may fly light sport aircraft, or LSAs. Light sport aircraft can have a maximum weight of 1,320 pounds, cruise up to 120 knots (138 mph), and are simple to operate, while still being capable performers with some of the most advanced avionics available.

What are the training requirements for a sport pilot?

What are the training requirements for becoming a sport pilot? 15 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor. 5 hours solo flight. 2 hours cross-country flight training. 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop.

Can a sport pilot fly a standard aircraft?

Aircraft with a standard airworthiness certificate that meet above specifications may be flown by sport pilots. However, the aircraft must remain in standard category and cannot be changed to light sport aircraft category.

Can you be an experimental light sport pilot?

Can be licensed Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (E-LSA) if kit- or plans-built. Aircraft under this certification may be used only for sport and recreation and flight instruction for the owner of the aircraft.

How to get a light sport pilot rating?

For an Inspection rating: complete a 16 hour course on the inspection requirements of the particular class of light sport aircraft.

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