Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 1 decade ago

What license do you need to fly a STOL CH 801?

i mean is sport pilot license good for this 4 seat aircraft? what about STOL CH 701, Cessna 172 and Cessna 208? Thanks for your time!

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    no .sport licence is not good for the 801, you must at least have a recreational pilot certificate , but then you can only carry one passsenger and not go more than 50nm.(see restrictions below)

    To qualify as a sport:aircraft:

    Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other than a helicopter or powered-lift that, since its original certification, has continued to meet the following:

    (1) A maximum takeoff weight of not more than—

    (i) 660 pounds (300 kilograms) for lighter-than-air aircraft;

    (ii) 1,320 pounds (600 kilograms) for aircraft not intended for operation on water; or

    (iii) 1,430 pounds (650 kilograms) for an aircraft intended for operation on water.

    (2) A maximum airspeed in level flight with maximum continuous power (VH) of not more than 120 knots CAS under standard atmospheric conditions at sea level.

    (3) A maximum never-exceed speed (VNE) of not more than 120 knots CAS for a glider.

    (4) A maximum stalling speed or minimum steady flight speed without the use of lift-enhancing devices (VS1) of not more than 45 knots CAS at the aircraft's maximum certificated takeoff weight and most critical center of gravity.

    (5) A maximum seating capacity of no more than two persons, including the pilot.

    (6) A single, reciprocating engine, if powered.

    (7) A fixed or ground-adjustable propeller if a powered aircraft other than a powered glider.

    (8) A fixed or autofeathering propeller system if a powered glider.

    (9) A fixed-pitch, semi-rigid, teetering, two-blade rotor system, if a gyroplane.

    (10) A nonpressurized cabin, if equipped with a cabin.

    (11) Fixed landing gear, except for an aircraft intended for operation on water or a glider.

    (12) Fixed or repositionable landing gear, or a hull, for an aircraft intended for operation on water.

    (13) Fixed or retractable landing gear for a glider.

    c-172 Minimum of recreational pilot certificate ,with the following restrictions:

    (e) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and (i) of this section, a recreational pilot may not act as pilot in command of an aircraft—

    (1) That is certificated—

    (i) For more than four occupants;

    (ii) With more than one powerplant;

    (iii) With a powerplant of more than 180 horsepower; or

    (iv) With retractable landing gear;

    (2) That is classified as a multiengine airplane, powered-lift, glider, airship, balloon, powered parachute, or weight-shift-control aircraft;

    (3) That is carrying a passenger or property for compensation or hire;

    (4) For compensation or hire;

    (5) In furtherance of a business;

    (6) Between sunset and sunrise;

    (7) In Class A, B, C, and D airspace, at an airport located in Class B, C, or D airspace, or to, from, through, or at an airport having an operational control tower;

    (8) At an altitude of more than 10,000 feet MSL or 2,000 feet AGL, whichever is higher;

    (9) When the flight or surface visibility is less than 3 statute miles;

    (10) Without visual reference to the surface;

    (11) On a flight outside the United States, unless authorized by the country in which the flight is conducted;

    (12) To demonstrate that aircraft in flight as an aircraft salesperson to a prospective buyer;

    (13) That is used in a passenger-carrying airlift and sponsored by a charitable organization; and

    (14) That is towing any object.

    The caravan, you need a a minimum of a private pilot certificate. with hp.&complex endorsements.

  • 1 decade ago

    Private Pilot - SEL, for all but the CH701 which will depend on the bird's final weight.

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