Private Pilot flying under Sport Pilot Privledges

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Private Pilot flying under Sport Pilot Privledges

Postby foresterpoole » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:57 pm

OK, got a question which came up recently. I was flying with a friend who's medical had expired but who had a valid flight review, drivers liscense and was operating as a sport pilot when PIC. We had a discussion on whether or not we could do a few touch and go's at the local class D airport if he was the PIC. Since I was PIC at the time and have a valid Private and medical it was not an issue, but it was an intriguing question: Can a private pilot flying under sport pilot privileges fly into controlled airspace without a sign-off? Technically, the pilot holds a private certificate, but your also not technically flying under those rules, as a sport pilot you would need a separate endorsement for controlled airspace, so any expert opinions here???
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Re: Private Pilot flying under Sport Pilot Privledges

Postby 3Dreaming » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:48 pm

Yes he can fly in class B, C, and D airspace without additional endorsements. Being a private pilot he has already had the required training as part of his certification.

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Re: Private Pilot flying under Sport Pilot Privledges

Postby drseti » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:50 pm

foresterpoole wrote: Can a private pilot flying under sport pilot privileges fly into controlled airspace without a sign-off?


Yes, Ed, if he or she has previously operated in such airspace as a PP. The pilot is then grandfathered (or grandmothered?)
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Re: Private Pilot flying under Sport Pilot Privledges

Postby 3Dreaming » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:13 am

drseti wrote:
foresterpoole wrote: Can a private pilot flying under sport pilot privileges fly into controlled airspace without a sign-off?


Yes, Ed, if he or she has previously operated in such airspace as a PP. The pilot is then grandfathered (or grandmothered?)


There is no regulatory requirement that a private pilot must have previously operated in such airspace. The requirement for extra training for airspace and an endorsement only apply to holders of student, recreational, or sport pilot certificates.

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Re: Private Pilot flying under Sport Pilot Privledges

Postby drseti » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:18 am

Thanks, Tom.
The opinions posted are those of one CFI, and do not necessarily represent the FAA or its lawyers.
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