That’s true, but to answer your question, yes, you can get high performance and complex endorsements as a student pilot and use those aircraft for private pilot training.
Can you learn to fly in a complex aircraft?
Complex Endorsement: A few hours of flight and ground training will give you the ability to fly retractable gear airplanes with controllable pitch propellers.
Can a private pilot fly a complex airplane?
The complex endorsement must be added to a certificate and therefore, the candidate must hold at least a private pilot certificate. There are no time requirements associated with a complex endorsement, but the candidate must exhibit complete competence in the operation of a complex aircraft.
How big of a plane can a private pilot fly?
But there’s no limit on the type of plane a private pilot can fly as long as they meet the ratings on your license. If you are rated to fly single-engine land airplanes, you can fly any of them, so long as they are less than 12,500 pounds and not turbine powered.
What is considered a complex plane?
A complex airplane is an airplane that has a retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propeller. In lieu of a controllable pitch propeller, the aircraft could also have an engine control system consisting of a digital computer and associated accessories for controlling the engine and the propeller.
How high can a student pilot fly?
Assuming your flight school’s practice area is in Class E airspace (the most likely case), you must remain 500 feet below the clouds at all times. This puts your maximum altitude for the day at 3,800′ MSL.
Is there an age limit for private pilots?
Federal Aviation Administration regulations place no upper age limit on private pilots. Beginning at age 40, they must pass medical exams every two years instead of every five years like younger pilots. But there is no mandatory retirement age.
Do student pilot certificates expire?
After April 1, 2016, Student pilot certificates do not expire; the certificate will be surrendered and superseded upon successful completion of the higher certification.
Can 2 student pilots fly together?
In the US, a student pilot can only log time when they are with a CFI (as dual) or alone (as solo/PIC). You are not allowed to fly with anybody else in the plane if you’re not with a CFI, so two student pilots cannot fly together.
Can student pilots land at other airports?
As long as your student has a basic make and model solo endorsement issued within the preceding 90 days, they can use this endorsement. The FAA does specify in FAR 61.93 that the flights need to be for training purposes – practicing takeoffs and landings.