Sport Pilot License Description
The requirements are not as stringent as for Private Pilot and the medical requirements are easier to meet.
Sport Pilot License requirements:
To earn a sport pilot certificate, a minimum of 20 hours flight-instruction time is required. 15 hours of that being with an FAA-authorized instructor. 5 hours of solo flight and 2 hours of cross-country flight. To qualify to take a sport-pilot check ride with an FAA-designated pilot examiner, you must log 10 takeoffs and landings.1 solo cross-country flight of at least 75 nautical miles total distance, with 10 landings and take-offs at a minimum of two airports. When compared to the minimum 40 hours of flight instruction required to earn a private pilot certificate, it’s easy to see how earning a sport pilot certificate can cost much less.