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Question :
Can I be instructed in my own aircraft for the Sport Pilot certificate if it is registered as an experimental homebuilt? I am confused as to the 31 Jan 2010 statement that is out there. I believe the answer is yes but I want to make sure so I don't have any problems when it comes time to go and take the checkride.
 
Answer :
A person may always take flight instruction in an experimental aircraft that he/she owns. There is no restriction on flight instruction in an experimental aircraft. The restriction comes when using the aircraft FOR HIRE to instruct others. This would not effect you flying your own aircraft.

The only thing you'll need to do is find an instructor who is willing to give you instruction in your own experimental aircraft, then find a pilot examiner who is willing to give you your practical test in the aircraft. (Some instructors and examiners do not wish to fly experimental aircraft.)

You should also check with your insurance underwriter to make sure that your flight instruction activities are covered under your policy.

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