Private Pilot

Privileges & Limitations

When operating as a Private Pilot, you can do all the things as a sport pilot, but you have some extra privileges beyond sport pilot.

Privileges beyond the sport pilot

  • Fly at night
  • Fly above 10,000 feet
  • Fly as incidental to business rather than sport pilot limitations of no in furtherance of a business.
  • Fly into all Class B airports, the biggest and busiest of the 10 airports in the USA, rather than be restricted to the smaller Class B airports.
  • Fly out of the country, without prior authorization.
For the complete list of private pilot privileges and limitations, please see 14 CFR § 61.113.