No instructor can authorize a student pilot to make a solo flight unless that instructor has: (Since the student pilot has been trained in the make and model of aircraft or in a similar make and model of aircraft in which the solo flight is to be flown; (He has determined that the student pilot is fluent in maneuvering and. A) For an aircraft with the single-engine qualification. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person applying for a private pilot certificate with aircraft category and single-engine class must record at least 40 flight hours, including at least 20 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in § 61.107 (b) (of this part, and the training must include at least I) 5 hours of solo flight across the country; Ii) A solo cross-country flight of a total distance of 150 nautical miles, with full landings at three points and a segment of the flight consisting of a straight-line distance of more than 50 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing sites; and The pilot student must have the endorsement of an authorized instructor who has provided the training and who appears in the logbook of that person corresponding to the specific category of aircraft to be flown. Students who wish to fly cross-country alone must have received ground and in-flight training provided by an authorized instructor on the maneuvers and cross-country crossing procedures listed in this section and appropriate to the aircraft being flown.
A student pilot must obtain the approval of an authorized instructor to fly solo from the airport where the student pilot normally receives training to another location. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person applying for a private pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class qualification must record at least 40 flight hours, including at least 20 hours of flight training with an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in § 61.107 (b) (of this part), and the training must include at least. Ii) The authorized instructor who provided the training endorses the logbook of the student pilot who authorizes the flight;. I) An authorized instructor has given the student flight training as a pilot at the other airport, and that training includes flying in both directions on the route, entering and leaving according to the traffic pattern and taking off and landing at the other airport; The person requesting a private pilot certificate must receive and initiate a flight and ground session taught by an authorized instructor on the areas of operation in this section that apply to the category of aircraft and the class qualification desired.
I) Have received flight training provided by an instructor authorized to provide flight training on the maneuvers and procedures in this section that conform to the make and model of the aircraft for which the privilege of crossing the country alone is requested; For pilot students who wish to obtain a sports pilot certificate, the provisions of this paragraph only apply when they receive training to fly cross-country on an airplane with a CAS greater than 87 knots. The person requesting a private pilot certificate must receive and initiate ground training provided by an authorized instructor or complete a home-based course on the areas of aeronautical knowledge in paragraph (b) of this section that apply to the category and class of aircraft requested.