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FAA Sport Pilot Powered Parachute Flight Training Requirements

FAR 61.313(g) Sport Pilot minimum requirements

If you are applying for a sport pilot certificate with

(g) Powered parachute category land or sea class privileges,

Then you must log at least

(1) 12 hours of flight time in a powered parachute, including 10 hours flight training and, and at least 2 hours solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in 61.311.

Which must include at least

(i) 1 hour of cross-country flight training, (ii) 20 takeoffs and landings to a full stop in a powered parachute with each landing involving flight in the traffic pattern at an airport; (iii) 10 solo takeoffs and landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport, (iv) One solo flight with a landing at a different airport and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 10 nautical miles between takeoff and landing locations, and (v) 1 hour of flight training on those areas of operation specified in 61.311 preparing for the practical test within two calendar months before the date of the test.

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FAR 61.411(g) Sport Pilot CFI minimum requirements

If you are applying for a flight instructor certificate with a sport pilot rating for

(g) Powered parachute category privileges,

Then you must log at least

(1) 100 hours of flight time as a pilot

Which must include at least

(i) 75 hours of flight time as pilot in command in powered aircraft,
(ii) 50 hours of flight time in a powered parachute,  (iii) 15 hours of cross-country flight time,  (iv) 5 hours of cross-country flight time in a powered parachute, and  (v) 15 hours of flight time as pilot in command in a powered parachute that is a light-sport aircraft.

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