Sport Pilot Airplane test (SPA) vs Sport Pilot Gyroplane test (SPY)

It is. And every FSDO seems to be very picky about how it's filled out, and they're not all on the same page about those details.

8710-11 does not go to any FSDOs. It goes to the airmen branch and it is fairly standard to fill out and FAA in 2004-5 gave examples of how to fill it out for different scenarios
 
8710-11 does not go to any FSDOs. It goes to the airmen branch and it is fairly standard to fill out and FAA in 2004-5 gave examples of how to fill it out for different scenarios
I'm just repeating what two different have said they've run into with glitches in the process and the guidance received from different FSDOs about filling in their information on the form has varied between them. I have not had the joy of dealing with that process yet.
 
I'm just repeating what two different have said they've run into with glitches in the process and the guidance received from different FSDOs about filling in their information on the form has varied between them. I have not had the joy of dealing with that process yet.

Pretty easy
Endorsements for sport pilot


Procedures and examples for getting additional category and class with examples of 8710-11 filled out by FAA
 

Darn. This just seems so whacked. Loren just posted yesterday and I gave some links and now he is gone.
 
Hi everyone, new to the group. After reading this post, I also have a question. So I have a sport pilot certificate, for powered parachute.
With that acquired, what would be required to legally fly a 2 seat gyro with a passenger?
 
Hi everyone, new to the group. After reading this post, I also have a question. So I have a sport pilot certificate, for powered parachute.
With that acquired, what would be required to legally fly a 2 seat gyro with a passenger?
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§ 61.321 How do I obtain privileges to operate an additional category or class of light-sport aircraft?

If you hold a sport pilot certificate and seek to operate an additional category or class of light-sport aircraft, you must—

(a) Receive a logbook endorsement from the authorized instructor who trained you on the applicable aeronautical knowledge areas specified in § 61.309 and areas of operation specified in § 61.311. The endorsement certifies you have met the aeronautical knowledge and flight proficiency requirements for the additional light-sport aircraft privilege you seek;
(b) Successfully complete a proficiency check from an authorized instructor other than the instructor who trained you on the aeronautical knowledge areas and areas of operation specified in §§ 61.309 and 61.311 for the additional light-sport aircraft privilege you seek;
(c) Complete an application for those privileges on a form and in a manner acceptable to the FAA and present this application to the authorized instructor who conducted the proficiency check specified in paragraph (b) of this section; and
(d) Receive a logbook endorsement from the instructor who conducted the proficiency check specified in paragraph (b) of this section certifying you are proficient in the applicable areas of operation and aeronautical knowledge areas, and that you are authorized for the additional category and class light-sport aircraft privilege.
 
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