Recreational pilot's license instead of private pilot's license?
How much easier is it to earn a recreation pilot's certificate vs. a private certificate? Last time I read the FAR/AIM, it seems:
-I only have to have 2 hours of cross-country time back and forth between an airport at least 25 miles from my home-based airport.
-No solo cross-country time
-No flying into controlled airspace
-No flying at night
Will the checkride be any easier compared to a checkride for the private certificate? (I realize that with a recreational certificate, I can't fly beyond 50 miles of my home airport, can only carry one passenger, no flying at night or into controlled airspace, etc.).
get your private. it will make you a better pilot and utilize the plane better. unless you just want to go in a 100 mile diameter circle your whole life
Agreed. Get the Private. Way more flexibility and you'll be glad you invested the money to make it happen.
Chris Findley, CFI