We are currently not conducting light sport training as we no longer have a light sport aircraft. We hope to remedy this. Call or check back again.

Light Sport Pilot

A new approach to becoming a pilot!

Light sport flying is taking a larger number of people through the exciting process of becoming a pilot! We offer light sport flight training in a Flight Design CTLS. As a light sport pilot, you may fly with many of the same privileges as a private pilot, as long as you operate a light sport plane. You will not be required to have an FAA issued pilot medical certificate, but you must have no known medical conditions that prevent you from safely operating an airplane. In fact, simply having a valid driver license is sufficient proof of medical eligibility to fly! If this sounds intriguing to you, call today to set up an appointment to begin your light sport license at Premier Flight Center.

Premier Flight Center offers light sport transition training for licensed pilots. The CTLS will cruise economically at 115 KIAS and is equipped with the latest technology "glass panel" display! It also features a whole aircraft parachute BRS (Ballistic Recovery System). Please plan a minimum of 5 hours in the plane due to insurance requirements.

*The following list of requirements represents the minimum and is not meant to be all inclusive. Please refer to the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) for a comprehensive list.
**Premier Flight Center makes no guarantee as to the amount of time it will take you to earn your instrument rating .

Part 61 (14 CFR 61.307 & 14 CFR 61.313)

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Receive and log ground training
  • Receive and log a minimum of 20 hours of flight time that include:
  • 15 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor (CFI)
    • 2 hours of cross-country flight training
    • 3 hours of Practical Test preparation
  • 5 hours of solo flight training
    • 2 hours of solo cross-country time
    • 1 solo cross country of at least 75 NM with full stop landings at a minimum of 3 points
  • Pass a Knowledge (written) Test
  • Pass a Practical (flight) Test