LSA Sport Pilot Course

Sport Flying USA Services Flight Training Academy is designed to meet all the FAA requirements for a light sport pilot certificate. The syllabus has 20 hours of flight training, consisting of 15 hours of dual instruction and 5 hours of solo flight. Flight training varies per student.  Our flight instructors will vary the needs of the student to help them understand the proper techniques of learning to fly.  We understand that each student learns a little differently then the next.  A good rule of thumb is that flight training will take approximately three to six months, if you schedule flight lessons 2-3 times per week. 

Light Sport Solo Requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Have a valid drivers license in lieu of medical certificate

Light Sport Graduation Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Have a valid drivers license in lieu of medical certificate
  • Demonstrate through written tests, flight tests, and appropriate records that he has the knowledge, skill and experience to exercise the privileges of a light sport pilot safely.
    • knowledge, skill and experience to exercise the privileges of a light sport pilot safely.

    Course Materials & Requirements

    Dual Instruction (15 hours)
    (Bristell LSA, $218.70 per hour wet)

    $3,280.50

    5 hours solo
    (Bristell $153.70 per hour wet)

    $768.50

    15 hours pre/post flight ground briefings & ground lessons
    ($65.00 per hour)

    $975.00

    FAA Light Sport Written Test

    $150.00

    FAA Light Sport Pilot Flight Test (DPE Rates) Approx.

    $500.00

    1.5 hours for FAA Flight Test
    (Bristell $230.55 per hour wet)

    $230.55

    Gliem Sport Pilot Deluxe Kit

    $212.00

    Additional Course Material
    (AFD, Sec, Study Guide, PTS)

    $50.00

    Approximate Total Cost*

    $6166.55

    *Costs are based on the minimum hours required by the FAA.
      It is typical to exceed these by as much as 50% depending on the student.