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A Sport Pilot license allows you to experience pleasure flying with a friend.  If you are not planning to fly for the Airlines or the Military, the Sport Pilot license may be just the ticket!  

This is a great way to get into the world of recreational flying, and no one can give you better instruction than the experts at CHI Aerospace. Our uniquely-designed programs will guide you and give you the personalized experience you need for greater success.

The Sport Pilot license is a hassle-free way to fly.  You are not required to have a medical certificate.  If you have a current Driver's License, you are cleared to fly as a Sport Pilot.



There are several requirements you will need to satisfy before you can earn your Sport Pilot’s certificate. CHI Aerospace can help you achieve all of them and ensure you’re ready – and able – to take off and enjoy your time in the sky. Below are the requirements you have to complete in order to earn your Sport Pilot Certificate: 

Be 17 Years Old

You must be 16 years old for solo flights, and 17 years old to achieve this certificate.

20 Hours of Flight Training

You must complete a minimum of 20 hours of flight training. For most Sport students, they average closer to 40 hours of training before completing their training.

Hold a Valid Driver's License

You must have a valid US driver’s license for solo flights (3rd Class Medical License is recommended but not required).

Read, Write, Speak, and Understand English

You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Pass the FAA Knowledge Written Exam

You must pass the FAA Sport Pilot Knowledge Written Test.


What Can Sport Pilots Do?

  • Fly during the day with any Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)

  • Plan trips for you and a friend or spouse

  • Fly across the country if you want!

  • Airport hop for that yummy $100 hamburger

  • Build your own Light Sport airplane

  • And more!

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