- May 26, 2019
The aircraft has to be Light Sport compliant . Pretty simple . I'm not confusing anything . There is a difference in requirements for either . For instance up to 1320 lbs ( Piper Cubs Champs ) etc. and then up to 6000 lbs and 4 passengers , daylight or dark , or whatever that is . I personally have no interest in Sport Pilot privileges so I cannot comment there .
What you said originally
No there isn't that's where you are confused. I'll say it once moreThere is a huge difference between Sport Pilot and Light Sport Pilot .
Sport pilot refers to the airman.
there is no weight limit for a pilot
Light sport refers to the aircraft itself, with a max weight
of 1320 lbs.
I think what you are meaning, and correct me if I'm wrong,
is that ....
Under "BasicMed", private pilots can fly as pilot in command of aircraft authorized to carry up to six occupants and weighing up to 6,000 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight; carry up to five passengers; fly within the United States day or night, VFR or IFR; at altitudes up to 18,000 feet msl;
That's not sport pilot, or light sport.
With a private pilot License, you can fly a light Sport aircraft as Pilot in command without a certifying medical. You're still a private pilot, But operating under Sport pilot rules.
Oh..., and BTW, you self certify every single time you fly. (Think IMSAFE, cause it's what that is)
Well gee! I don't know how much more "rock Solid you can get than originally posting the exact wording of the regulation.If ya got something that is rock solid and understandable to read , I am open to looking at it . I always stand to be corrected . Thanx for all input .