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Requirements to be a Light-Sport Pilot

  • Minimum of 17 years old
  • Have a third-class medical or better, or have a valid U.S. drivers license
  • Be able to read, write, and understand English
  • You must pass a written knowledge test
  • You must complete a minimum of 15 hours dual instruction with a qualified instructor
  • Included in those 15 hours of dual, you must receive a minimum of 2 hours cross country instruction
  • 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop at an airport
  • Minimum of 5 hours solo including a cross country flight of at least 75 nautical miles with one segment of the flight consisting of a straight line distance of at least 25 nautical miles with a full-stop landing at a minimum of 2 points.
  • 2 hours of flight training within 2 calendar months of your Practical test in preparation for your practical test
  • Complete and pass a Practical test with a flight examiner including both oral and flight testing If you wish to add to your sport pilot certificate things like different speed limitations, controlled airspace or tail wheel, extra training and endorsements are required

Light-Sport Aircraft Definition

  • Single seat or two seats only
  • No fuel limits
  • Maximum level flight speed of 120 knots (138 mph) calibrated airspeed at maximum continuous power
  • Maximum power-off stall speed of 45 knots (52 mph) calibrated airspeed
  • Maximum gross weight of 1320 lbs. (1430 lbs. for amphibious aircraft)
  • Single engine only
  • No inflight adjustable prop
  • Fixed gear only (unless amphibious)

Flight Pricing

20 minute introductory flight


30 minute introductory flight


1 hour introductory flight


Ground school instruction per hour


Instructor rate per hour, in your aircraft


Dual instruction per hour wet, including aircraft and instructor


Sport Pilot Testing


DPE for Private and Commercial pilot student



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