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The HAMILTON PILOT TRAINING SYSTEM (HPTS) is for sport pilot students learning to fly Airplane or Weight-shift Control Trikes light-sport aircraft (LSA). Is is a comprehensive “learn to fly safely” program, not just something to get through the FAA tests.

Additionally, this covers:

  • existing pilots (transitioning) adding a category (example Airplane to WSC trike)
  • pilots wanting to become Sport Pilot Part 61 Subpart K flight instuctors and
  • existing instructors (such as airplane CFI’s transitioning) wanting to add category (example Airplane CFI adding WSC CFI)

New pilot, transitioning pilot adding category, new Sport CFI and transitioing CFI course now available on line at elearning.SportAviationCenter.com. This course is a requirement for all pilots and CFI’s.

Use as a self-directed home-study program

A flight and ground training system, you can use the HPTS as a self-directed ground school and what your CFI or CFIS will use to teach you to fly light sport aircraft. This can be for a sport or private pilot license (or certificate as the FAA terms it).

It can be used initially as a home study course and/or used with a flight instructor from the start. It is designed to be used before you see an instructor and also to be used by an instructor during the ground and flight training.

The HPTS was developed by Sport Pilot industry leader, Paul Hamilton, Private pilot Airplane/WSC, CFI (FAA Certified Flight Instructor) and DPE (FAA Designated Pilot Examiner) to perform checkrides in light-sport aircraft as an SPE (Sport Pilot Examiner), as an SPIE (Sport Pilot Instructor Examiner).

Covers all three types of ground school

Different from other courses, HPTS is a comprehensive program because it covers all three types of ground school:

  • Knowledge test prep for the written exam (not required for transitioning pilot/CFI)
  • Aeronautical flight knowledge to become a safe and confident pilot (flight knowledge)
  • Checkride preparation to pass the FAA Practical test the first time
The training system uses a building block approach in becoming a safe and confident pilot, while balancing the enthusiasm and passion for flight. The Training Syllabus and workbook is the basis of the system. It provides a step-by-step process for the flight training and ground training.

Progress quicker and more efficiently

The self-guided home study course helps you prepare before you see an instructor, so you progress quicker and more efficiently. It covers the ground school and flight maneuvers.

A step-by-step process to learn all of the necessary tasks, aeronautical knowledge, and pilot skills. The on-line course ensures that FAA regulatory requirements are met. Ace your knowledge exam. Impress the examiner during your checkride with your thorough command of the information and confident piloting skills.

This is the perfect solution for you whether you are a sport pilot applicant taking flight training courses at a smaller flight school or through a freelance instructor. The system is used by the top schools and instructors.

Hamilton Pilot Training System Description

The training system is a step-by-step standardized process that includes specific lesson plans for the sport pilot, private pilot and sport pilot certified flight instructor applicant.


Sport Pilot Applicant

    • Stage 1 – First Flights – Learn to Fly
    • Stage 2 – Flight Maneuvers and Aeronautical Knowledge – To Solo
    • Stage 3 – Student Pilot – Regulations – To Cross Country
    • Stage 4 – Sport Pilot FAA Test Preparation for Knowledge and Practical Test
    • Stage 5 – Sport Pilot Additional Endorsements for airspace and speed


Sport to Private Pilot Applicant (airplane)

(Applicant can add on or go right for private if desired)

  • Flight with reference to instruments
  • VOR radio navigation
  • Night flight
  • Control tower operations in Class B, C and D airspace (if not obtained as sport pilot)


Sport Pilot Certified Flight Instructor Applicant

  • Stage 1 – Basics of Flight Training
  • Stage 2 – Student and Instructor Learning Behavior and Communication
  • Stage 3 – Instructor Responsibilities
  • Stage 4 – Sport Pilot CFI FAA Test Preparation for Knowledge and Practical Test
    • Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test (not required for transitioning pilot)
    • CFI Knowledge Test for Category (not required for transitioning pilot)
    • Checkride (Practical Test or proficiency test for transitioning pilot)
    • Practical test
      • Oral Test
      • Flight Test

Sport Aviation Center Online Courses

For sport pilot students learning to fly all types of light-sport aircraft (LSA). Is is a comprehensive “learn to fly safely” program, not just something to get through the FAA tests. Al initial pilots, transitioning pilots, CFI applicants, and transitioning CFI must take the courses before or during the training at Sport Aviation Center.

Now available on line at elearning.SportAviationCenter.com

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