So what’s it going to take to earn your sport-pilot certificate? Just like earning anything worthwhile, it’s going to take some effort and some money. Fortunately, it’s not like going to college—or trying to pay for college. I’ll show you how to get your sport-pilot certificate in about a week or two for about $4,000. Your price may vary.
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First, let’s take a look at the stages involved in getting your certificate. There are five.
Stall Warning! Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the FAA has worked with other governmental and law-enforcement agencies to dramatically reduce the opportunities available to use aircraft as weapons. The new light-sport aircraft weigh less and carry less fuel than a very small car. They also are slower than commercial aircraft and pose less of a danger than existing private aircraft. In addition, requiring a valid state driver’s license for training allows for improved background checks of student pilots.
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-- Andre Gide