h) Training for a Sport Pilot Certificate or operating privilege. Flight
training leading toward the issuance of a Sport Pilot Certificate or LSA operating
privilege is to be conducted in an aircraft issued an experimental certificate
21.191(i)(1). A LODA should only be issued if an aircraft with other than
an experimental certificate under §
21.191(i)(1) is not available for the conduct of this training in the Flight
Standard District Office’s (FSDO) geographic area. The aircraft used to provide
the training must have been owned by the person providing the training prior
to January 31, 2010 and that person must have been appropriately certificated
or otherwise authorized to provide that training prior to January 31, 2010.
LODAs for persons conducting this training will have a maximum duration of 24
months and will be limited to the geographic area of the FSDO’s responsibility.
FSDOs may terminate a LODA for sport pilot training at its discretion.
i) Other specific training approved by the General Aviation and Commercial
1) A person applying to conduct flight training in an experimental aircraft
that person provides for compensation or hire must submit an application package
to the FSDO in the district in which the training will take place. The
application package must include a letter identifying the name and address of
the applicant, the name and contact information of the person responsible for
the operation, details of the type of training, and the specific aircraft make(s)
and model(s) to be used. The applicant must also provide copies of each aircraft’s
airworthiness certificate, including the FAA-issued operating limitations and
a training program, as specified in subparagraph 3-293D.
2) The applicant must provide a training program with enough detail that
the ASI is able to determine that the proposed training will meet the intended
D. FAA Procedure.
1) When the FAA receives an inquiry from a person proposing to conduct flight
training in an experimental aircraft, the assigned Operations ASI should determine
if the applicant is aware of the LODA process. The ASI should provide the applicant
with the information contained in this section as necessary, and advise the
applicant to schedule a meeting to present the formal application to the FSDO.
After receipt of the formal application, the assigned ASI will review the application
to ensure that it meets the requirements as outlined in this section. If the
proposed training covers areas not authorized by this section, the ASI must
advise the applicant that the proposal does not meet FAA guidelines. If the
ASI considers the proposed training to be such that the FAA should consider
it even though it is outside of the areas listed in subparagraph 3-293B2), the
request must be referred to AFS-800. If the proposed training involves experimental
LSA, AFS-800 will coordinate with AFS-600. If the training program meets the
requirements of this section, the ASI should coordinate with the airworthiness
unit to ensure that the aircraft meets all appropriate airworthiness requirements
for the type of experimental airworthiness certificate that it holds. If all
of the applicant’s submissions meet the requirements of this section, the ASI
should enter the applicant’s information into the WebOPSS and issue paragraphs
A001, A004, and A115 using the guidance provided for the use of WebOPSS.
2) The FSDO review of the training program(s) must ensure that the following
information is included:
a) A description of each type of audiovisual aid, mockup, chart, aircraft
component, and other special training aids used in any associated ground training
b) A description of each flight simulator or flight training device (FTD)
used in any associated training (if applicable);
c) A description of any special equipment used for each phase of training;
d) The qualifications and ratings for each instructor providing flight training
or ground training; and
NOTE: Instructors must hold a flight instructor certificate appropriate
to the flight training to be conducted or be otherwise authorized to conduct
flight training in the specific aircraft.
e) A training outline that includes the following information:
· The prerequisites for persons receiving ground and flight training,
to include minimum pilot certificate, ratings, endorsements (e.g., tailwheel,
high performance, complex) training, experience, and knowledge requirements;
training in aircraft other than those certificated under §
21.191(i) or in gyroplanes under § 21.191(g), pilots receiving training must
hold appropriate category and class ratings and have logbook endorsements in
accordance with 14 CFR part
61.31 for the type of aircraft in which the training is to be provided,
unless specifically approved by AFS-800.
· A description of each unit of instruction, including the objectives,
standards, and planned time for completion; and
· The expected accomplishments and the standards for each stage
3) If the application package and training program are acceptable, the FSDO
will review the experimental aircraft’s operating limitations to ensure that
the proposed training will not be contrary to any limitation other than those
for which relief is granted under the LODA. An applicant may also request that
the operating limitations for the aircraft intended to be used for flight training
be amended to conform to the relief provided by the LODA.
4) Aircraft not inspected in accordance with an FAA-approved inspection
program must have an operating limitation requiring a condition inspection within
the preceding 100 hours of time in service.
E. Issuance of the Authorization. After completing the review
in accordance with subparagraph 3-293D, the FSDO will enter the necessary information
into the WebOPSS to issue paragraph A115 for the LODA. The FSDO will enter the
operator as a 91J operator. The FSDO will use the operator information to create
a 91J operator through the “Maintain Operator Status” function. The FSDO will
add operator information, including address, responsible person (91J-training),
and specific aircraft information to the database by using “Maintain Operations
Specifications” under the pull-down menu. After the FSDO personnel enters the
information in accordance with the WebOPSS guidance, select templates A001,
A004, and A115 and complete them in the WebOPSS workspace. FSDO personnel can
then sign, activate, and print the three paragraphs. The FAA and the applicant
can then sign the completed three‑paragraph LODA and issue it to the applicant.
FSDO personnel should refer to this order for guidance concerning the WebOPSS
system. FSDO personnel may also direct questions concerning the use of the WebOPSS
system to the Automated Operations Safety System (OPSS) office.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 3-294 through 3-310.