Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

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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Re: Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:18 pm

TimTaylor wrote:A CFI is PIC if the student is not licensed and current or becomes incapable of acting as PIC, or is flying under a hood.


True, but I was talking about my DPE duties. The FAA Order under which a DPE operates makes it very clear that we are not exercising CFI privileges when acting as a DPE. We are not allowed to give instruction. As independent contractors providing an FAA quality control function for hire, we are engaged in a commercial operation. Thus, we cannot do this under Basic Med (unless FAA writes an exception into the rules or thru legal interpretation, as they did for CFIs).
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Re: Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:01 pm

Why are you quoting me in this almost year old thread?
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Re: Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:07 pm

TimTaylor wrote:Why are you quoting me in this almost year old thread?


Because someone else asked about it. Newcomers to our forum don't always read back through the archives.
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Re: Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:12 pm

I don't see any questions about it. And, my post is about CFI's, not examiners.
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Re: Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

Postby drseti » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:21 pm

Yes, and what you said about CFIs is completely correct. I was answering the question up-thread about DPEs, and quoting you to emphasize that it's different from what applies to CFIs. Sorry if I generated confusion.
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Re: Can my sport pilot student use his private pilot student certificate?

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:32 pm

I'm still not seeing the question you were answering unless you're going back to January.
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