Student Pilot Guidance
We have not been able to get the policy to the field
concerning the issues of a student pilot certificate for a sport pilot candidate
as we had hoped by November 15th. In order to stop confusion and
standardize the process the following procedures will be used in order to
accomplish this task. The FAA Aviation Safety Inspector or a Designated Plot
Examiner will use the appropriate chapter in either FAA Order 8700.1 or FAA
Order 8710.3 that deals with issuing a Student Pilot Certificate (FAA Form
8710-2). The inspector or examiner will note on FAA Form 8710-1 the Other
box in Section I "Sport Pilot". The application is processed in accordance
with thecurrent guidance.
A briefing should be conducted by the inspector or examiner to the student pilot applicant as to the limitations of a sport pilot student as defined in 14 CFR 61.89(c). Additional inspectors and examiners should discuss the limitations with flight instructors that are providing training to sport pilot students.
It is now anticipated that the guidance for the utilization of the new Sport Pilot Airman Application (FAA-Form 8710-11) and the appropriate endorsements will be available to the public by January.