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Description: Private pilots who need an endorsement for a light-sport aircraft.

The FAA recognizes the work you’ve done. Only you’re required to train (and be signed off) on the equipment you intend to fly.

If you’re a private pilot that wants to get a sport pilot powered parachute endorsement, you must first work with a powered parachute Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in order to complete your initial training. That CFI can then recommend you to another powered parachute CFI for what is called a proficiency check. (per FAR §61.321) The proficiency check is nearly identical to a regular Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) practical test except that:

  • You don’t have to take a knowledge test if you hold a pilot certificate.
  • You don’t have to complete a minimum amount of training before the proficiency check.
  • It can be done by another powered parachute CFI instead of a DPE.

Once you have completed the proficiency check, you will be able to take passengers along for the ride and, as a bonus, your proficiency check will count as a flight review!  

Pilot Endorsement: 50% Deposit
Price: $4,750

Pilot Endorsement: PAY IN FULL
Price: $9,500