A commercial gyroplane rating is useless unless you want to be a CFI. The only use for a commercial ticket is, if you have a certified gyroplane.
Yes Vance you will need to upgrade your medical for a commercial ticket.
But, a CFI only has to have a third class medical.
You need a Class 2 (or higher) medical to get a Commercial rating and/or to exercise Commercial pilot operations for hire.
So...you need to get a second class medical (or higher) to get the Commercial rating, ...
I am guessing "Normal," then.
The A&S18A is certified as Standard Airworthiness, Normal category, type certificate number 1H17.Standard, Restricted, Experimental
Right. It tickled me when I took the Sport Pilot Instructor test that all the questions relating to gyroplanes were about the 18A when a Sport Pilot can't legally fly one. I suppose that is because they have no other official documentation from which to gather questions. Of course, there was a question about the wing on a weight-shift aircraft as well, so who knows.WaspAir said:It is too complex and heavy for a Light Sport pilot to fly it legally
Vance,My pilot certificate reads Commercial Pilot, Rotorcraft Gyroplane.
The practical test standards for commercial have tighter requirements and there is an additional knowledge test.
I had to have two and a half hours of instrument flying (under the hood), two additional hours of night training, additional cross country dual instruction and specific instruction with a CFI recommendation.