The Sport Pilot certificate will allow a pilot to fly a light-sport aircraft without the need for an FAA medical certificate. In order to exercise this privilege, a sport pilot must hold at least a current and valid U.S. driver's license. The only exceptions in this category include operations in a glider or balloon, which does not require a driver's license.
Be at least 17 years old
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English.
Hold at least a third class medical, or hold a current and valid U.S. driver's license for operations in light-sport aircraft other than a glider or balloon.
Training requirements for a sport pilot certificate with airplane category
A minimum of 20 hours flight time including:
15 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor.
5 hours solo flight.
Flight training must include at least:
2 hours cross-country flight training.
10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop.
One solo cross-country flight of at least 75 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.
2 hours flight training in preparation for the practical test.
Ground training from an instructor or home-study course.
FAA knowledge test on applicable aeronautical knowledge areas.
FAA practical test for the applicable light-sport aircraft privilege.
Sport Pilot Certificate
August Flight Center offers multiple payment options, so you can find what's right for you.
Pay as you Fly
Separate payments can be made for each flight and individual ground instructions.
Instructor & Ground School:
Piper LSA: $125.00/Hr
The following Rates are Estimates assuming the Following:
30 Hours Aircraft Time
30 Hours Instruction
2.5 Hours of BATD Simulation
**Package hours do not guarantee license**
Piper Light Sport
Price w/ Tax
Additional Estimated Costs
FAA Flight Exam Fee:
You must make either a one-time, up-front payment, or three individual installments via cash, check, or money order (Credit cards not accepted for package).
Any additional training required that exceeds package hours will be charged at regular instructor rate, with a 5% discount on aircraft