Sport Pilot 

The sport pilot certificate was only created back in 2008, but is quickly becoming a popular option for both new pilots and seasoned pilots alike.  There are more limitations on a sport pilot than on a private pilot, but the reward of learning to fly is just the same!  Wausau Flying Service does not currently have a sport plane available to rent, but we can train you in our Cessna 150 up to solo.  At that time, alternate plans will have to made to complete your sport pilot training.  Despite this, Wausau Flying Service, Inc. can still save you money, as our C-150 rents for less than many of the popular sport planes in the area.

General Requirements

   Applicant must be at least 17 years old

   Be able to read, speak, and understand english

   Pass a 40-question multiple choice exam with a score of at least 70%

   No FAA medical is required, but cannot have ever been denied a medical

   Applicant must hold a valid driver's license

Training Requirements

   A Minimum of 20 hours of flight time

   At least 15 hours of dual instruction

   At least 5 hours of solo flight time

   At least 2 hours of dual cross country flight time

   One solo cross country flight

Limitations & Privileges

   Maximum takeoff weight of the airplane may not exceed 1,320 lbs

   May not carry more than one passenger

   May not fly at night

   May not fly in airspace that requires two-way radio communication

     (This limitation may be lifted with additional training and endorsement)

Sport Pilot Price Quote

Cessna 150 N11454

(Quote based on 20 dual flight hours to prepare for solo)*

Dual Instruction

       20 hours at $140/hour (Airplane rental $95/hr, Instruction $45/hr).........................................$2800.00

Ground Instruction

       20 hours at $45/hour................................................................................................................$900.00

Books & Materials

       WFS Sport Pilot Kit.....................................................................................................................$59.95

       Cessna 150 Pilot Operating Handbook......................................................................................$15.00

                                                                                                                                       Tax............$108.62

Total Cost....................................................................................................................$3883.57

We do not guarantee that a student will solo in 20 hours.  When a candidate is ready to solo, the student will have to switch to a Sport Pilot school with a qualifying aircraft to finish flight training.  These figures are only estimates of the actual cost.  The cost for each individual varies with several factors such as aptitude, frequency of lessons, and pre-flight preparation.  Most students pay as they fly, however, financing may be available from your personal financial institution.  The cost for the sport pilot knowledge exam (written test) is $150.00.  The current cost for a Sport Pilot practical test (check ride) with a local Designated Examiner is $300.00.

If obtaining a medical certificate is not a concern, you can have all the privileges of a sport pilot without the weight restriction, by becoming a Recreational Pilot.  Please call us for more information.

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