Sioux Falls Sport Pilot Training

Sioux Falls Sport Pilot License

Sport Pilot Training: Learn to Fly and Get Your Sport Pilot License

When you learn to fly and get your sport pilot's license in Sioux Falls, you'll be fully trained to fly any light sport aircraft from single engine airplanes to gliders and hot air balloons. Getting your Sioux Falls sport pilots license is actually the fastest way to fly solo in the United States compared to other pilot training methods. Not only is it the fastest, but becoming a sport pilot in Sioux Falls is the most affordable, accessible option as well. Learn how to fly at a price that's right for you and be in the South Dakota air on your own in no time at all with professional expert training.

The Sioux Falls sport pilot certification became available to aspiring pilots back in 2004. This certification has made it easier than ever for eager pilots anywhere in the U.S. to become licensed quicker at a rate that's more accessible due to its affordability. Once you become licensed after completing your sport pilot training in Sioux Falls, you're then officially legally authorized to fly light sport aircraft alone anywhere within the United States.

While you're limited to light sport aircraft only, this is the quickest way to get in the air on your own. And if you have the desire to pursue other certification types, this will give you a feel of being in the air before you get started on more training when you're ready. The time it takes to complete your Sioux Falls sport pilot training will vary. An average time frame to complete training generally ranges anywhere from 10-20 hours.

Once you receive your Sioux Falls sport pilots license in South Dakota, you'll have the following light sport aircraft privileges:

  • Single Engine Airplane
  • Powered Parachute
  • Glider
  • Lighter-than-Air: Airship or Hot Air Balloon
  • Weight-Shift Control Aircraft: Ultralight Trikes, etc.
  • Rotorcraft: Gyroplane Only

To Qualify for Sport Pilot Training in Sioux Falls

Before you can get started on your Sioux Falls sport pilot's license, you must meet the following requirements to begin training:

  • To become a student sport pilot, you must be at least 16 years old and 14 years old to train for gliders.
  • To test for your sport pilot license, you must be at least 17 years old and 16 years old to test for gliders.
  • You must have a valid U.S. driver's license. This is for medical elibility purposes.
  • You must pass a FAA sport pilot knowledge test and a FAA sport pilot practical (flight) test.

Once you become fully-licensed, you can then fly any light sport aircraft in South Dakota, during day light hours. You must also fly below approximately 10,000 feet in the U.S. and there is a passenger limitation of just one passenger at a time. But the passenger limitation is generally no problem at all for most pilots interested in flying for fun and recreational activities.

To Get Started

If you've heard enough and can't wait to get started, contact Sioux Falls Flying Lessons today to book your Sioux Falls sport pilot's license right away! A FAA Certified Sport Pilot Flight Instructor in South Dakota is standing by and ready to assist you as you embark on your journey towards becoming fully-trained and licensed so you can fly alone in South Dakota. What are you waiting for? Call 605-215-0542 now!