- May 25, 2015
Nothing illegal about flying with a student certificate after a few hours of dual and a sign off.
And the fact that in order to go to any other airport than were the training took place you need more training and sign offs. The FAA in recent years has decided the student pilot cert is for training only and takes a dim view of it being abused. you may fly part 103 with no certificates or get a sport pilots certificate. the sport pilot only takes 20 hrs of training and isnt hard.True, but you have to get it resigned every 90 days which usually means a check ride.