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Student Certificate

Student pilot certificates are an important step in the process of becoming a certified sport pilot. Although a student pilot certificate is not necessary to start your flight lessons, it is required prior to soloing in a light sport aircraft.

To be eligible for a student sport pilot certificate, you must:

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age (14 for glider).
  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
  • Have a valid photo ID to verify your identity.
  • Complete FAA Form 8710-11.

Student sport pilot certificates are issued by:

  • The local FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
  • Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE) or Sport Pilot Examiners (SPE).
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