This is a standalone course, designed to take a non-pilot from zero time to the Sport Pilot Certificate. The FAA requires a minimum of 20 flight hours and the AFTC course actually includes 25 hours. It normally takes 2 months to complete.
It includes: preflight preparation, preflight procedures, airport operations, takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds, performance maneuvers, ground reference maneuvers, weather, navigation, slow flight and stalls, emergency operations, postflight procedures, principles of aerodynamics, aircraft powerplants, aircraft systems, and aeronautical decision making.
Be at least 17 years old.
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English.
Hold at least a third class medical, or hold a current and valid U.S. driver’s license.