Note: The FAA has stated that in August 2023 at Air Venture Oshkosh, a “Noticed of Proposed Rule Making” to change the sport pilot rules will be announced. These changes are likely to allow many legacy training aircraft (such as Cessna 152s, 172s, and Piper Cherokees) to be operated under Sport Pilot Regulations.
This is a collection of resource links for aspiring Sport Pilots. These links are for convenience only – feel free to purchase what works best for you. I favor Sporty’s Pilot shop, but they can can also be purchased from other locations such as Amazon, Pilot Mall, etc.
Sport Pilot Training Course Outline– free download – this is the syllabus I usually use unless a student requests the ASA, Adventure Productions, or Hamlilton syllabus.
Sport Pilot Airplane Practical Test Standards – free download or optionally purchase a print copy
FAA Airplane Flying Handbook – download here or optionally purchase a print copy
FAA Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge – download here or or optionally purchase a print copy
2022 FAR/AIM – combined hard copy and digital copy
FAA Aviation Weather Services – download here or optionally purchase a copy
Sporty’s “Learn to Fly Course” – Free Preview available
Discount Code for Purchase: FLT9928
Enter the code during the order review for a discount valid for “Learn to Fly”, “Instrument Rating”, or “Commercial Test Prep”
Manual E6B – no batteries needed, but hard to use in flight
Sporty’s Electronic E6B – econonmical but a bit older technology
ASA CX-3 Electronic E6B – more expensive but more features
These can be purchased here
There are many options available.
Pilot Logbook – this is a good simple option from Sporty’s
I often teach at Saltair in Hickory. Here is a link to the POH for that aircraft.