- Mar 13, 2008
- Upper midwest in a house
Only time category and class and type rating are required is for turbojet or weights > 12,500.Correct. So read the definition of "Pilot of command" in FAR1.1 (Solo isn't defined).
For Pilot in command it says: "(3) Holds the appropriate category, class and type rating, if appropriate, for the conduct of the flight."
Only time a EAB requires category and class and type rating is if that EAB is turbojet or weights > 12,500
In practical terms, Ace Student Pilot Joe Moneybags can't fly his SubSonex jet. The OL's require category and class and type rating (or LOA) which a student pilot can not obtain.
Most all other EAB's can be flown solo by a student pilot with appropriate endorsements issued by an authorized instructor.