The new Sport Pilot Rule Changes

On September 1, 2004 the FAA inaugurated a new pilot certificate dubbed the "sport pilot" that makes learning to fly easier and more affordable that ever. Intended primarily for recreational use, you can now become a pilot with as little as 20 hours of flight instruction! In addition, the FAA also created a new category of affordable "light-sport aircraft"!

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The new Sport Pilot Rule Changes

Postby Rex » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:09 pm

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Re: The new Sport Pilot Rule Changes

Postby drseti » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:11 am

BREAKING NEWS:
Effective today, the FAA has relaxed the LSA rules to allow Sport Pilots to fly aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds, carrying no more than 6 occupants.
Happy April First!
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Re: The new Sport Pilot Rule Changes

Postby WDD » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:35 pm

Yes, but the cup holder rule will still be a roadblock for a lot of folks.

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Re: The new Sport Pilot Rule Changes

Postby acensor » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:42 pm

Hi drseti....

Well you had me there for a second until I saw you signed it "happy April first." :wink:

Alex.
P.S., As you probably know there actually IS a move in the works to expand what Sport Pilots can fly.
IIRR it will, if eventually accepted allow sport pilots to fly heavier (up to 3600 lbs IIRR) aircraft, will pull aircraft such as the Cessna 150 (and more) into sport pilot turf. IIRR the proposed changes have been in the works now for about a year, and a good guess is one more year before we see if they are implemented. IIRR while the change would allow sport pilots to fly some four-seaters they still would be allowed to carry only one passenger. Again, IIRR it does ad some more restrictions. I think it removes the right to apply ultralight flying experience toward getting a sport pilot certificate.
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Re: The new Sport Pilot Rule Changes

Postby drseti » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:19 pm

acensor wrote: IIRR the proposed changes have been in the works now for about a year, and a good guess is one more year before we see if they are implemented.


The first announcement was made last year at Oshkosh 2018. It was speculative in nature, promising a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the end of the year. The NPRM has yet to materialize. Once it does, the process can be expected to take another two years, and the final rule (if any) may bear very little resemblance to what's being speculated. In other words, don't hold your breath.

I think it removes the right to apply ultralight flying experience toward getting a sport pilot certificate.


That window of opportunity actually closed several years ago. :( I find it unlikely that they will reopen it.
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