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wsc instructor

Asked by: 2148 views Commercial Pilot, FAA Regulations, Light Sport Aircraft

 My CFI expired in GA about ten years ago. I'm interested in becoming an WSC instructor with a trike. Would I need to get a commercial rating first ,250hrs in a trike?

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  1. Wes Beard on Sep 10, 2012

    Hello Steve,

    Sport pilot / instructor rules are covered in Part 61 subpart J. There is a lot of information jammed into that subpart. In your specific case, you will need to obtain a sport pilot certificate with a “WSC rating” and then obtain a sport flight instructor certificate with a “WSC rating”.

    WSC rating is in quotes because they aren’t ratings that are placed onto your pilot and flight instructor certificates but endorsements from an instructor in your logbook. However an 8710 must be filled out and sent to the FAA when that endorsement is made.

    §61.313(h) deals with the aeronautical experience needed for a sport WSC rating. 20 hours total time with 15 hours dual and 5 hours solo.

    §61.414(f) deals with the aeronautical experience for a sport WSC CFI. 50 hours of flight time in a WSC, 15 hours PIC and 10 XC hours. The rest of the experience I assume you already have being a CFI. Enjoy your flights. Though I have never flown one, I have talked to a lot of pilots that have and they absolutely love it.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 13, 2012

    Steve will not obtain a separate sport pilot certificate and sport flight instructor certificate. He may add WSC at the private level to his Commercial certiicate or add WSC at the sport level to his Commercial certificate. This would be done according to 61.321.

    Steve holds a Flight Instructor certificate which has expired. According to 61.427, if he takes a practical test to add Sport (WSC) to his existing expired Flight Instructor certificate, that would not only add WSC, but would reinstate his existing ratings.

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