Modular Courses

ICAO Sports Pilot License

Pullman Students

Pure Fun for the Aerobats

Ths license is designed to allow pilots to enjoy local flights and allows a lot of fun activities in the air, mostly for the aerobatic sports pilots

Course Outline


ATTENTION: our SPL course is an modular flight training course designated for students with zero to low flight time and based on the minimum FAA requirements. For the fully-inclusive courses, please see our Integrated Courses section.


"What is a SPL (Sport Pilot License) ?"

The Sport Pilot certificate was created in September 2004 after years of work by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). The intent of the new rule was to lower the barriers of entry into aviation and make flying more affordable and accessible.

The new rule also created the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category of aircraft which are smaller, lower-powered aircraft. The sport pilot certificate offers limited privileges mainly for recreational use. It is the only powered aircraft certificate that does not require a medical certificate; a valid vehicle driver's license can be used as proof of medical competence provided the prospective pilot was not rejected for their last Airman Medical Certificate.

Before a trainee can start the solo phase of flight training, a Student Sport Pilot Certificate must be issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These may be obtained from an FAA Flight Standards District Office or FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.


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"What benefits will I enjoy once I get my SPL?"

FAA/DGCA SPL holders will enjoy a number of great benefits and several limitations. They are:

arrow Carry not more then 1 passenger
arrow Not pay less than the pro rata share of the operating expenses of a flight with a passenger, provided the expenses involve only fuel, oil, airport expenses, or aircraft rental fee
arrow Requires CFI endorsements for each type of cross-country flight and airspace
arrow Fly an aircrfat that is certified for not more then 4 occupants
  No more then 1 power plant
  Not more then 180 HP
  With no retractable landing gear
  Only during day time
  Only under 10,000 feet
  Inly within the country of issuance (no international flights are permitted)


You will also enjoy the following benefits internationally and be able to:

arrow Rent and utilize aircraft in some ICAO countries
arrow Obtain academic credits when pursuing university/college degree in aviation or related discipline


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"How long will it take?"

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA We are projecting for every student to fly a minimum of 2 hours per day. Sometimes more. The actual program duration is 1 month.


Stage 1 Sports Pilot License, single engine (United States)

arrow 4 weeks, where
  arrow 2 weeks of theoretical knowledge prep
  arrow 2 weeks of practical flight training


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Theoretical Course

"How many hours will I need to study, in order to become a Sports Pilot?"

The FAA regulations do not specify minimum required classroom time for candidates who want to obtain this certification. So, it is up to a flight training facility and a student's personal flight instructor to determine the required study hours. At Aerocadet, we require you to undergo 50 hours of ground school in a lectured, guided and self-guided format. The break-down is as following:


Stage 1 Sports Pilot Course

arrow 50 hours of theoretical knowledge prep, of which
  arrow 40 hours of theoretical study , of which
    arrow 5 hours of classroom lectures
    arrow 35 hours of self-guided study
  arrow 10 hours of one-to-one instructor lesson briefings


Written exams:

arrow 1 Sport / Recriational Pilot Exam


* All hours are estimated as average. ** Minimum FAA requirements.

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Practical Course

"How many hours will I need to fly, in order to qualify for my SPL?"

The FAA regulations have certain minimum aeronautical experience requirements that are based on the flight time that an average person with good pilot abilities requires to become proficient in execution of SPL maneuvers necessary to obtain your sports pilot license. Our course is based on these requirements and will, as a minimum, include:


Stage 1 Sport Pilot License

arrow 30 hours of total flight time, of which
  arrow 15 hours of dual instruction, of which
    arrow 2 hours of cross-country flight training to an airport with distance 25nm or more from the departure airport
    arrow 3 hours of if flight training in preparation for check-ride
  arrow 3 hours of solo flying


Practical Exams:

arrow 1 Sport / Recriational Pilot check-ride


* All hours are estimated in according with the minimum FAA requirements.


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"What will be the estimated cost for this flight training course?"

The cost of flight training in accordance with the aforementioned syllabus is:

arrow $7,995 USD, which includes:
  arrow Administrative expenses
  arrow Immigration (M-1 visa) fees
  arrow TSA fees
  arrow Ground school
  arrow Flight training
  arrow Theoretical knowledge exam
  arrow Practical exam
  arrow All applicable aircraft rental and insurance
  arrow Aviation headset rental
  arrow Flight instructor fees


** Training is available only in C152.

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"What do I need to have in order to enroll now?"

Our requirements for this course are basic:

arrow Be 17 years of age or older
arrow Ability to understand, speak and write English
arrow Financial capacity to sustain the entire program cost
arrow (No need to hold FAA medical. Just driver's license)

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