The sport pilot certificate, introduced in 2004, created a new medical standard for pilots.
Sport pilots do not need a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate to fly an aircraft. They may use their current driver's license as proof that they are medically fit to operate low-speed aircraft. Read all about it online.
Here are the FAA's answers to the most often asked questions regarding sport pilot privileges and medical certification.
What is the first step I need to take to become a sport pilot? Learn this and more in this section.
I'm already a certificated pilot, but have no medical. Can I fly as a sport pilot? Find the answer to this and more questions in this section.
Updated March 2016