What flight proficiency requirements must I meet to apply for a sport pilot certificate?
To apply for a sport pilot certificate you must receive and log ground and flight training from an authorized instructor on the following areas of operation, as appropriate, for airplane single-engine land or sea, glider, gyroplane, airship, balloon, powered parachute land or sea, and weight-shift-control aircraft land or sea privileges:
Airport, seaplane base, and gliderport operations, as applicable.
Takeoffs (or launches), landings, and go-arounds.
Performance maneuvers, and for gliders, performance speeds.
Ground reference maneuvers (not applicable to gliders and balloons).
Soaring techniques (applicable only to gliders).
Slow flight (not applicable to lighter-than-air aircraft and powered parachutes).
Stalls (not applicable to lighter-than-air aircraft, gyroplanes, and powered parachutes).
[Docket No. FAA-2001-11133, 69 FR 44869, July 27, 2004, as amended by Amdt. 61-125, 75 FR 5221, Feb. 1, 2010]