Sport Pilot Instruction: I am a Certified Flight Instructor (Sport Pilot, Airplane). I can offer ground and flight instruction,
leading toward a Sport Pilot certificate or rating. I can also issue
endorsements (14 CFR 61.323, 61.325, 61.327, 61.419), perform proficiency checks (14 CFR 61.321, 61.419)
and flight reviews (14 CFR 61.56).
I am a Designated Pilot Examiner (Sport Pilot Examiner, Airplane). As such, I am authorized to administer practical exams, for applicants
seeking the Sport Pilot rating. I can also issue Student Pilot certificates.
Maintenance And Inspections
I hold a Light Sport Repairman Maintenance rating (airplane). I am authorized to perform annual condition
inspections and 100 hour condition inspections on any airplane in the Experimental Light Sport
Airplane (E-LSA), or Special Light Sport Airplane (S-LSA) categories. In addition, I am authorized to perform
maintenance and repair on S-LSAs, as allowed by manufacturers of these planes.
I am an Independent Rotax Maintenance Technician (IRMT), and can perform service and maintenance functions
on the 912 series engine.
Sport Pilot Information
On July 20, 2004, the new Sport Pilot regulations were released.
This new rule went into effective on September 1, 2004. You may view the text of this new rule as a
Microsoft Word document (1.3Mb),
in HTML format (2.4Mb), or as
a PDF file (951Kb)
FAA Test Matrix (Describes tests.
Includes test information, and prerequisites to take written tests. Note: This document, contains the "rules"
that test centers must follow when administering written tests. Every
test center should already have this document. This document specifically instructs test centers to allow
people who posses the "certification letter" from an organization, to take the Sport Pilot written test)
FAA Order #5190.6a, governing ultralight use of public
airports. (Here is a letter from the FAA to Tillamook, OR airport, concerning ultralight activity at that airport. Also search for the grant
assurance document for your region, on this FAA website From this site, you can
view the grant assurance document airports in your region sign, to accept federal funding)
When the registration has been approved, the FAA will send you a 8050-3 (Certificate Of Aircraft Registration).
(2) Prepare the plane for inspection:
Apply the N-Numbers to your plane
Attaching a permanent and fireproof data plate to the plane
Apply "Experimental" placard(s) to the plane
Apply "Passenger Warning" placard to the plane
Install ELT, if applicable
Label all instruments to identify their function, and what their normal and maximum limits are
Label all controls to identify their function, and how to use the control (if appropriate)
Label fuel system, to show what fuel is required, and the tank(s) capacity. There should be a way to determine fuel on board (fuel gauge installed, or tank is marked in gallons).
(3) Inspection: Have the plane inspected, so an airworthiness certificate can be issued. This involves getting an
FAA inspector or a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) to inspect your plane. The following forms
are submitted to your local FSDO:
If you use a DAR, these forms would be submitted to the FAA after the inspection.
(4) Repairman Certificate: If you are registering your plane as an amateur built, and if you
built more than 51% of the plane, and have documentation to prove it, you can submit a
form 8610-2 to your local FSDO.
It's been my experience that this is done in person, so that the FAA can verify your documentation. If you are
registering your plane as a Light Sport Plane, then you must complete one of the Sport Pilot repairman courses to
obtain your repairman certificate.
Buying/Selling an aircraft:
If you have purchased a plane that is already registered, and already has an airworthiness certificate,
the seller will fill out the back of the the aircraft registration certificate (8050-3), and mail it to the FAA. You, as the buyer, must mail
the following to the FAA:
8050-1 - Aircraft Registration Application. (This form not available online. Only an original form will be accepted.
To request a copy of this form, contact your local FSDO. The pink copy of this form, is your "temporary" registration,
which allows you to fly the aircraft while the paperwork is being processed).
Prepare the aircraft for inspection (EXPERIMENTAL placards, etc)
Locate a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), who has function code #47, to perform the inspection.
the DAR will want to see your airframe logbooks, and the DAR will take your current airworthiness certificate and
operating limits. After the inspection, a new airworthiness certificate and operating limits will be issued.