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Get your Sport Pilot Student Certificate and learn to fly

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:

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

Student sport pilot certificates are issued by:

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

Related topics: Choosing a Flight Instructor | Find a Flight Instructor | Get your Student Certificate | Knowledge Test | Find a Testing Center | Practical Test Standards | Find an Examiner


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