Complete Sport Pilot Package: $6,500
This price includes:
- 25-30 hours of in-flight instruction
- 7-10 hours of personalized ground instruction
- Aviation communications headset
- Classroom ground school tuition
- Jeppesen Discovery Series books and study guides
- FAR/AIM Manual
- E6B Flight computer
- Leather pilot logbook
- Navigation plotter
- Fuel tester
- Flight bag
The package includes everything that is required to get most people through training and ready for the FAA Sport Pilot checkride – all in one package price. This package also offers additional allowances beyond the minimum required time. The only things that is not included are test fees which must be paid directly to an FAA authorized testing center or designated examiner.
All flights will be in one of our state-of-the-art SportCruisers by Czech Sport Aircraft. These beautiful all-metal planes feature glass cockpits, GPS navigation, other air traffic displayed on a moving map screen, in-flight weather display capability, whole aircraft ballistic parachute system, and all the safety and comfort features you’d expect from a modern aircraft.
Make your dreams come true! All your friends will be jealous of the new you!
Customize your training!
For most students, the Complete Sport Pilot Package is the best, easiest, and most affordable way to get your Sport Pilot Certificate. However, one size doesn’t fit all! We know everyone has unique needs and difficult schedules, so you can also pay per lesson at just $135 per hour in one of our SportCruisers plus $60 for instructor!
No medical? No problem!
In 2004 the FAA announced the new Sport Pilot Rules and Certification of aircraft and Airmen, an initiative that has dramatically reduced the cost of learning to fly. The Sport Pilot certification process requires as little as 20 hours of instruction from an FAA certified flight instructor. The holder of a Sport Pilot certificate may fly a light sport aircraft (a two-place aircraft weighing less than 1320 lbs.) unlimited distances within the United States in good weather during daylight hours. US Sport Pilots are also permitted to fly to and from the Bahamas in light sport aircraft.
US Sport Aircraft operates the “Sports Coupe of the Sky” – The SportCruiser. The SportCruiser offers glass cockpit technology at a cost far less than traditional aircraft. The new Sport Pilot rules can also apply to certificated pilots with more advanced ratings that choose to let their FAA medical expire.
Following are some common questions about the Sport Pilot Certificate and training process:
What are the Sport Pilot Privileges and Limitations?
- Operate as pilot in command of a light sport qualified aircraft.
- Carry a passenger and share expenses (fuel, oil, airport expenses, and aircraft rental);
- Fly during daytime using visual flight rules (VFR). Three statute miles visibility and visual contact with the ground are required.
- Cross-country flying anywhere in the U.S.
- Fly up to 10,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL).
- Fly solo or with one passenger.
- Fly in Class E and G airspace (and B, C, and D airspace with appropriate training).
- Sport pilots may fly production (standard airworthiness certificate) and experimental amateur-built aircraft that meet the definition of a light sport aircraft.
- Sport pilots may rent light sport aircraft.
- Prohibited from Class A airspace.
- Prohibited from flying in Class B, C, or D airspace until you receive training and a logbook endorsement from an instructor.
- May not tow any object.
- No flights while carrying a passenger or property for compensation or hire
- Prohibited from flying in furtherance of a business.
Can my Sport Pilot Training count towards other pilot Certifications and ratings?
Yes, Sport Pilot training can launch a career in aviation. Many Sport Pilots choose to pursue their Private, Instrument, Commercial, ATP and Flight Instructor ratings after completing the Sport Pilot course. The time and experience gained in a LSA applies to experience required for more advanced ratings. Sport Pilot training is an excellent foundation for future aviation pursuits!
What are the basic qualifications?
- At least 17 years of age
- Possess a valid state driver’s license
- Proficient in the English language
- Able to affirm general good health and not using substances or medications that impede judgment, cognition, or motor skills
What are the FAA training requirements for the sport pilot certificate?
- 20 hours – total
- 15 hours – flight training
- 5 hours – solo
- 2 hours – dual cross-country
- 1 – solo cross-country
- 3 hours – prep
What do I need to start my flight training?
A desire to learn and a driver’s license! For the most part, you can show up for your first flight lesson with nothing but a primed eagerness to enjoy an exhilarating experience! The airplane and fuel are included in your price of instruction, so all you need is: yourself, your learning skills, and your desire for FUN!
Once I’ve learned to fly, where can I go?
After you have completed your training you will have limitless options.Your new Sport Pilot certificate will allow you to fly with good weather anywhere in the US and the Bahamas. GET OUT THERE AND EXPLORE!
How long will it take to get my sport pilot certificate?
A minimum of 20 hours of flight training is required to earn a sport pilot certificate. The sport pilot training includes dual instruction (instructor and student flying together), cross-country flying (departing one airport and landing at another), and solo flights.
Each student learns differently. Additional flight time may be required to complete the certification. It is recommended that you budget for a total of 25-35 hours based on national averages of the time required to complete the certification. Most of the packages we offer include additional allowances beyond the minimum required time.
We find that it usually takes around 32 hours of flight training for many students to complete the certification.
I want my sport pilot certificate and I want it now! What accelerated options do I have?
US Sport Flight Academy offers its entire lineup of training programs in accelerated formats ideal for those interested in an immersive and fast-tracked training experience! Our dedicated team will work with you to plan out a block of time in which you can train as often as you want while accomplishing scheduled objectives and goals.
Completing a sport pilot certificate can take as little as two weeks in one of our accelerated programs!
What are the costs involved in becoming a sport pilot?
The FAA requires a minimum of 20 hours of flight training (15 hours dual with an instructor and 5 hours solo) prior to taking what’s called a check ride – your final exam. Each individual learns differently and at a different pace. Flying consistently (at least two or three times per week) and diligently studying the written material should keep costs to a minimum.
The cost for aircraft rental and instruction for a student who progresses through the course in the minimum of 20 hours is approximately $4,500. However, we recommend that you budget for a total of 25-35 hours based on national averages of the time required to complete the rating. Don’t worry – if you complete your training in less time than you paid for, you can still use that money to rent aircraft or continue your training once you’re a pilot! If you want the unused funds back that is an option as well!
Additional costs may include suggested training materials, books, headset, navigation aids, etc. We offer these items with flight time in complete packages at substantial discounts.
Each student learns differently. Additional flight time may be required to complete the rating. Most of the packages we offer include additional allowances beyond the minimum required time. See our packages and pricing options for great discounts and realistic completion allowances.