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Transitioning from a glider rating to private pilot

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I have an opportunity to get my glider pilot license at a very reduced cost.  As my ultimate goal is to get my private pilot cert, what can count towards a PPC from my glider training? Even if it shaved 10 hours off of my private pilot training, that's a significant amount of mony saved. Searching the FAR/AIM has not brought any clear answers.



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  1. Wes Beard on Jun 03, 2012

    You will need 40 hours of total time (which includes your glider time).  You will need 20 hours of dual instruction and 10 hours of solo time in an airplane.  The typical average of a private ASEL certificate is around 75 hours.  If you learn well in a glider, you will need only the minimum 30 hours for the private ASEL add-on.
    You will be adding a new category rating to your certificate (Airplane) and as such 61.63(b) must be followed.  http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=0b7cf3b91d9761f594e9722bad5ba466&rgn=div8&view=text&node=14:
    Aeronautical knowledge experience can be found in 61.109

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Jun 03, 2012

    When reading the regulations, if there is a requirement for hours in an aircraft, the glider time would count.  If the requirement is for hours in an airplane, the glider time would not count.

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