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Regardless of your experience, whether you’re a brand-new student or a seasoned aviator interested in transitioning to the world of light-sport aircraft, you need training. EAA has compiled a comprehensive collection of resources to guide you through the process.
Obtaining proper instruction is crucial and will set the stage for your success as a sport pilot.
A student pilot certificate is required prior to soloing in a light-sport aircraft.
Existing pilots transitioning to sport pilot rules are recommended to obtain some level of transition training.
Find an Instructor
Search for flight training centers and flight instructors who are willing to teach sport pilot students.
Find an Examiner
The final test a sport pilot must take to obtain a certificate is the practical test administered by a Sport Pilot Examiner.
PPC & WSC Instructors
Sport Pilot instructors can train PPC and WSC students to Private Pilot Standards, thanks to an exemption granted by the FAA.