Instrument Rating Privileges and Requirements

Instrument Rating Privileges and Requirements
What can a pilot do with an instrument rating? Information on earning the instrument rating is here. With an instrument rating, you will have the freedom to fly in more places and in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). As the title implies, an instrument rating permits you to fly "by instruments," i.e., without visual references to the ground, horizon, and other landmarks. You will ...
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Private Pilot Privileges and Requirements

Private Pilot Privileges and Requirements
What can a private pilot do? Information on becoming a private pilot is here. While some private pilots only fly a few aircraft in relatively local areas, becoming a private pilot opens the door for many opportunities to fly a wide variety of aircraft to thousands of airports around the world. A private pilot may actually fly any aircraft for which they are appropriately rated. If you intend t...
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Sport Pilot Privileges and Requirements

Sport Pilot Privileges and Requirements
What can a sport pilot do? Information on becoming a sport pilot is here. The sport pilot certificate makes the thrill, satisfaction, and excitement of aviation available to more people by reducing the complexity and cost. A sport pilot may fly light sport aircraft, or LSAs. Light sport aircraft can have a maximum weight of 1,320 pounds, cruise up to 120 knots (138 mph), and are simple to oper...
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