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Private Pilot/glider rating to Sport Pilot/airplane

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Hi Everyone,
     I am studying to become a CFI and the following hypothetical was given to me:  I am a Private Pilot with a Glider rating with 100 hours in glider. I have no time in heavier-than-air aircraft. I want a Sport Pilot with Airplane Category, single engine rating.

    Under FAR 61.313, Sport Pilot, I must have 20 hours flight time with at least 15 hours flight training in single-engine airplane and 5 hours of solo in areas of operation as appropriate for airplane.

     Is it correct that none of my Private Pilot/Glider flight time will go towards fulfilling the 20 hours flight time required under 61.313?   Thanks for taking the time to consider this.

 

   

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  1. Wes Beard on Mar 20, 2012

    Yes.  You are correct.  In the scenario you presented above, none of the glider time will qualify for the minimum aeronautical experience needed for the sport ASE rating.
     
    My best guess is that this hypothetical student will actually come close to obtaining the aeronatical experience needed in those hours as compared to a student without any previous aeronautical experience. 

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  2. Jeff Nunan on Mar 20, 2012

    Thanks very much for answering my question.

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  3. Rob on Aug 03, 2015

    I am a private pilot/Glider rating going for a Sport Pilot license. In addition to the flight time in powered aircraft, do I have to take a written test? Do I need a student license to solo in an LSA?

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