National Pilot License Requirements

Light Sport Aircraft - Subpart 16
Initial requirements
Minimum 35 hrs flying which must include;
Minimum 15 hrs solo
1 Dual Cross Country not less than 90 min
1 Solo Cross Country not less than 90 min
(Cross countries shall have at least 3 legs)
1 dual instruction flight in/out of controlled airport
Exams LSA
Skills test not less than 60 min with Grade A or B instructor which includes;
Navigation skills test not less than 90 minutes which includes 1 full stop landing at a controlled airport other than point of departure.

Conventional Controlled Microlight - Subpart 4
Initial requirements
Minimum 25 hrs flying which must include;
Minimum 15 hrs solo
1 Dual Cross Country not less than 90 min
1 Solo Cross Country not less than 90 min
(Cross countries shall have at least 3 legs)
Exams CCM
Skills test not less than 60 min with Grade A or B instructor
which includes;
Navigation skills test not less than 90 minutes which includes 1 full stop landing at a point other than point of departure.

Weight Shift Controlled Microlight - Subpart 5
Initial requirements
Minimum 25 hrs flying which must include;
Minimum 15 hrs solo
1 Dual Cross Country not less than 90 min
1 Solo Cross Country not less than 90 min
(Cross countries shall have at least 3 legs)
Exams WCM
Skills test not less than 60 min with Grade A or B instructor which includes;
Navigation skills test not less than 90 minutes which includes 1 full stop landing at a point other than point of departure.

Gyro - Subpart 6
Initial requirements
Minimum 30 hrs flying which must include;
Minimum 15 hrs solo
1 Dual Cross Country not less than 90 min
1 Solo Cross Country not less than 90 min
(Cross countries shall have at least 3 legs)
Exams GYR
Skills test not less than 60 min with Grade A or B instructor which includes;
Navigation skills test not less than 90 minutes which includes 1 full stop landing at a point other than point of departure.

Touring Motor Glider - Subpart 17
Initial requirements
Minimum 35 hrs flying which must include;
Minimum total of 40 flights
Minimum of 15 hours solo which must include;
At least 20 solo flights
One flight minimum 30 minute continuous engine off, with a shutdown not exceeding 3000ft of intended landing site, and a soaring circuit and engine off landing
1 Dual Cross Country not less than 90 min
1 Solo Cross Country not less than 90 min
(Cross countries shall have at least 3 legs)
1 dual and 1 solo instruction flight in/out of controlled airport
Exams TMG
Skills test not less than 60 min with Grade A or B instructor which includes;
Navigation skills test not less than 90 minutes which includes 1 full stop landing at a point other than point of departure.

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