Training Tracks

Are you wondering what the training process looks like for different programs? Explore the different programs here.

Sport Pilot

  • 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

  • Add a tailwheel endorsement

  • Add a glider add-on

  • Add a sea plane add-on

Private Pilot

  • You can only fly during the Day in VFR (Visual Flight Rules) conditions.

  • You can take only 1 passenger.

  • You'll need Instructor endorsements for operating in class B, C, and D airspace.

  • You won't be able to do charity flights (such as the Young Eagles).

  • You must fly only Light Sport Airplanes (LSA's which you can rent at CHI!).

Instrument Pilot

Commercial Pilot

Sport Pilot Requirements

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.

  • You must be 16 years old for solo flights, and 17 to achieve the certificate (training can begin at a younger age, but we recommend not starting until at least 12)

  • You must complete a minimum of 20 hours of flight training (usually takes 30-40 hours)

  • You must pass a FAA Sport Pilot Knowledge Test

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

  • You must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English


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