Sport Pilot Training
Transition Training for GA Pilots
What tests do I have to take to obtain a sport pilot certificate?
What aeronautical experience must I have to apply for a sport pilot certificate?
Subchapter D: AIRMEN
Part 61: CERTIFICATION: PILOTS, FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS, AND GROUND INSTRUCTORS
Subpart J: Sport Pilots
If you are applying for a sport pilot certificate with...
(h) Weight-shift-control aircraft category land or sea class privileges,
Then you must log at least...
(1) 20 hours of light time, including 15 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor in a weight-shift-control aircraft and at least 5 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in §61.311,
Which must include at least...
(i) 2 hours of cross-country flight training, (ii) 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport, (iii) One solo cross-country flight of at least 50 nautical miles total distance, with a full-stop landing at a minimum of two points, and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 25 nautical miles between takeoff and landing locations, and (iv) 2 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor on those areas of operation specified in §61.311 in preparation for the practical test within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test.