Friday, March 04, 2005

Sport Pilot Certificate

The FAA has created and approved the new Sport Pilot Certification to cater to those aviation enthusiasts wishing to fly primarily for recreation purposes. Individuals seeking a sport pilot certificate will be able to fly single engine airplanes, gliders, lighter-than-air ships, rotorcraft (gyroplane only), powered parachutes and weight-shift controlled aircraft (trikes) with as little as 20 hours of flight instruction. Sport Pilot applicants must meet certain age, literacy and medical requirements. For more information, please refer to the FAA website.
To assist with Sport Pilot training, there a number of new pilot supply resources available.
The Sport Pilot: Choosing the Light Sport Aircraft That's Right for You
Gleim's Sport Pilot Training Kit
Weather to Fly for Sport Pilots
Sport Pilot Test Prep
Sport Pilot Logbook