drseti wrote:You're getting into the weeds here, Tom.
Unless solo, there are no "student pilot privileges" to exercise. Anyone who has either the TSA citizenship endorsement or has met the Alien Flight Student Program background check requirements can receive dual instruction in anything, with or without a medical or driver's license. Only the aircraft limitations dictate what can and can't be done in dual instruction. "Privileges" only apply for solo flight. At that point, yes, in an airplane the drivers license medical limits the student to the SP restrictions.
And Sport Pilot restrictions are the same as student pilot restrictions except for the 10,000 feet limitation which would apply to anyone using a driver's license in lieu of an FAA medical or Basic Med.