Pilot's Getting Started Guide

To legally fly any airplane, a pilot is required to have a valid pilot's certificate that grants that pilot the privilege to fly the aircraft. As an example, a Sport Pilot's certificate would not be valid for a normal category aircraft, such as a Cessna 172. However that Sport Pilot's certificate is valid for the Cessna 162, which is a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).

The other requirement is appropriate medical certification. This certification can range from self-certification (e.g. Driver's License medical) for a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) all the way up to an FAA Medical Certificate that was issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).

As part of Leighnor Aircraft's rental application, we will request your pilot's certificate information and your medical certification status.