To become a sport pilot, you will require 20 hours of flight time to include 15 hours of dual instruction and 5 hours of solo flight. Ground instruction will also be necessary to learn about aircraft systems, the airspace system, and various aerodynamic and weather topics. Also required is a computer-based knowledge test taken during your flight training, as well as a check-ride with an FAA-appointed examiner that will include an oral and flying test. Study books include all the possible knowledge test questions, so the knowledge test is something anyone with a little spare time can pass.
A Valid US State Drivers License
Be at least 17 years of age
Proficient in the English language
Have good general health
Pass a knowledge test as well as the Practical Test