Sport Pilot Program

The Sport Pilot certificate represents a new way to fly that is safe, fun, and more affordable. It allows those interested in flight to obtain their rating in half the time and for half the cost of the traditional Private Pilot certificate. So climb aboard, take the controls, and launch into new adventures in aviation today.

Course Description

First Landings Aviation became Central Florida’s first sport pilot training center in May of 2009. Since then, we have taught more sport pilots to fly than any other flight schools in the country. Our alumni come from nearly all 50 states, and several countries around the world. This course will give you the knowledge and experience to earn your certificate and become a safe operating pilot in the aviation world. You can schedule your flights as you have availability, and make flying your new leisure activity - It’s completely up to you how long your program takes! All your efforts will concentrate on training you to be a safe, responsible, and experienced Sport Pilot ready to pass the FAA practical test. Our facilities also include a luxurious pilot’s lounge and area for students to study and work with each other while here.

eaglet P92 holding short

Your Roadmap

Aviation pathways can be very overwhelming, don't worry, we'll be with you every step of the way

Orientation / Discover flight
Sport Pilot Training
Sport Pilot Checkride
Sport Pilot Acheived

What Do You Need to Start?

In order to begin your training you must be able to read, write, speak and understand English proficiently. Either a FAA issued medical certificate or a US drivers license is needed. You will also need to show proof of U.S. Citizenship or TSA approval as well as your student pilot certificate.

Checkride Information

A check-ride is an essential part of the pilot certification process that includes both a flight test and an oral exam. During a check-ride, a designated pilot examiner (DPE) assesses the pilot's ability to operate an aircraft safely and proficiently. The examination covers various aspects, including flight maneuvers, navigation, emergency procedures, communication skills, and a thorough understanding of aviation regulations.

eaglet P92 entering runway


There's just a few things for you to check off before we can get your checkride scheduled

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language proficiently
  • Hold a U.S. student pilot pilot certificate
  • Receive ground training or home study the required aeronautical knowledge
  • Have an instructor certifying that you are prepared for the required knowledge test
  • Have an instructor certify that you are prepared for the practical test
  • Pass the knowledge test on aeronautical knowledge
  • Have received flight training from a certified flight instructor in areas of operation (listed below)
  • Pass the practical test
  • Preflight preparation
  • Preflight procedures
  • Airport operations
  • Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds
  • Performance maneuvers
  • Ground reference maneuvers
  • Navigation
  • Slow flight and stalls
  • Emergency operations
  • Post-flight procedures
aeronautical experience
  • 20 hours of flight time
  • 15 hours of flight training
  • 5 hours of solo flight training
  • 2 hours of cross-country flight training
  • 10 takeoffs and landings to a full stop
  • One solo cross-country flight of at least 75 nautical miles total distance, with a full-stop landing at a minimum of two points and one segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of at least 25 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations
  • 2 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor on those areas of operation within the preceding 2 calendar months from the month of the test

Pilot Programs

Aircraft Rental hours
Flight Instruction hours
Ground Instruction hours
Total program cost (USD)
Sport Pilot
Pilot Kit
Private Pilot
Pilot Kit
Instrument Rating
Commercial SEL
Multi-Engine Add-on

Rental & Service Rates

Hourly Rental Rate
Block Rate (50+ hrs)
Instruction Rate
The Tecnam P92 Eaglet
Plane Model
The Piper Cherokee 140
Plane Model
The Cessna 172
Plane Model
The Piper 100i
Plane Model
The Tecnam P2006t
Plane Model



We offer a 1-hour discovery flight to give you the opportunity to experience taking to the air. A certified flight instructor will demonstrate preflight and flying techniques before you climb aboard, will taxi down the runway and before you know it, you are in the air! During the flight, you will have the opportunity to control the plane through the sky and try out several maneuvers before the pilot takes over again for landing. At the subsequent debriefing, guests pen their first logbook entry and review their performance.


What is a sport pilot license?

Can I work while taking the course?

Can I choose when to schedule my flight lessons?


“These group of pilots and trainers are professional and experienced. They have a diverse training staff. So whether it’s age, gender, or personality you are seeking then First Landings may be the place for you. As an executive of this firm my schedule is packed. The team here works with me all the time to ensure I have consistent flight time flying the aircraft I prefer. I am satisfied i choose them for my flight instruction. Come and try a discovery flight.“

- Mark Anderson

“I want to thank everyone on the first landings team for everything that they did for me to get me to my private pilots certification. Everyone was great to work with and be around. The energy they bring is awesome. I want to give a special shout out to Sean. I did most of my training with him. This guy knows his stuff! He has experience, professionalism and most of all patience. Awesome instructor.“

- Ryan Gonzalez

“Started my aviation training here and had an amazing experience. I was able to pass my written test and private pilots check-ride on the first attempt for both, due to the amazing training i received. They have very experienced flight instructors there that want to see you strive. The pricing is very reasonable and the aircraft are well maintained. Any issue I found they addressed it right away and get it safely resolved.“

- Bradley Doss

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If you have any questions about our school and programs or would like to schedule a tour please give us a call or send us a message. We look forward to helping you realize your dreams of flight.

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