What is a Sport Pilot license?
It's a new FAA pilot certificate that is less expensive, requires less time and is easier to obtain than the Private Pilot certificate. Sport Pilots may operate aircraft that are in the new Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) category . The most popular of these aircraft being fixed-wing airplanes, weight-shift control trikes, powered parachutes (PPC) and gyroplanes. A Sport Pilot license may be obtained with 20 hours minimum training (12 hours for powered parachutes), compared to 40 hours minimum for a private pilot license.However, we caution you to understand that achieving your certificate with only those minimum hours is both extremely rare and in our opinion an unreasonable concept.