SPORT PILOTS AND SPORT PLANES
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|Do I Need a License to Fly an Ultralight?|
|Will I Need a Medical Certificate?|
|What Airplanes Will I be Able to Fly?|
|If I have a Private Pilot Certificate, Can I Fly a Light Sport Aircraft?|
|What Types of Airworthiness Certificates Will be Issued?|
|How do I Transition my 2 Seat Ultralight Trainer to an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft?|
|Will the Sport Pilot Category Replace Part 103?|
|Where Can I get More Information?|
|Do I need a License to Fly an Ultralight?||A true single seat ultralight requires no license to fly (assuming it
meets the requirements of Part 103 for an ultralight aircraft).
Any two seat "ultralight" or Light Sport type aircraft requires a Sport Pilot Certificate or higher to fly.
|Will I Need a Medical Certificate?||No. A valid U.S. driver's license will satisfy physical eligibility requirements for the Sport Pilot certificate.|
|What Airplanes Will I be Able to Fly?||You will have many options. A Sport Pilot will be able to fly any aircraft that meets the definition of a
Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA). In the current proposal, a LSA is defined as a
two-place, single-engine aircraft with:
Light Sport Aircraft Specifications:
If you hold a Sport Pilot certificate, you will be able to fly an aircraft that meets the above definition, regardless of the type of airworthiness certificate that particular planes is issued.
|What Types of Airworthiness Certificates Will Be Issued?||
|How do I Transition my 2 Seat Ultralight Trainer to an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft?||
The deadline for transitioning a 2 seat Ultralight Trainer to an E-LSA has passed (on January 31, 2008). There are a few limited exceptions allowing for an extension. Please email us if you need additional information.
|Will the Sport Pilot Category Replace Part 103?||No. Part 103 (single seat ultralights) is not affected by the proposed Sport Pilot rule. All 2 place ultralight type aircraft (including those currently used for ultralight instruction) will be governed by the Sport Pilot rule.|
|If I have a Private Pilot Certificate, Can I Fly a Light Sport Aircraft?||Yes. A pilot who holds a private pilot certificate, or higher, may elect to fly either a Special Light Sport Aircraft or an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft while exercising the privileges of his/her private pilot certificate.|
|Where Can I get More Information?||EAA also maintains an excellent website pertaining specifically to the Sport Pilot (and Light Sport Aircraft) proposal. Complete details can be seen at www.sportpilot.org.|
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