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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 61.23 

(i) Exercising the privileges of a stu-

dent pilot certificate while seeking 
sport pilot privileges in a light-sport 
aircraft other than a glider or balloon; 

(ii) Exercising the privileges of a 

sport pilot certificate in a light-sport 
aircraft other than a glider or balloon; 

(iii) Exercising the privileges of a 

flight instructor certificate with a 
sport pilot rating while acting as pilot 
in command or serving as a required 
flight crewmember of a light-sport air-
craft other than a glider or balloon; 

(iv) Serving as an Examiner and ad-

ministering a practical test for the 
issuance of a sport pilot certificate in a 
light-sport aircraft other than a glider 
or balloon; 

(v) Exercising the privileges of a stu-

dent, recreational or private pilot cer-
tificate if the flight is conducted under 
the conditions and limitations set 
forth in § 61.113(i); or 

(vi) Exercising the privileges of a 

flight instructor certificate and acting 
as the pilot in command or as a re-
quired flight crewmember if the flight 
is conducted under the conditions and 
limitations set forth in § 61.113(i). 

(2) A person using a U.S. driver’s li-

cense to meet the requirements of 
paragraph (c) while exercising sport 
pilot privileges must— 

(i) Comply with each restriction and 

limitation imposed by that person’s 
U.S. driver’s license and any judicial or 
administrative order applying to the 
operation of a motor vehicle; 

(ii) Have been found eligible for the 

issuance of at least a third-class air-
man medical certificate at the time of 
his or her most recent application (if 
the person has applied for a medical 
certificate); 

(iii) Not have had his or her most re-

cently issued medical certificate (if the 
person has held a medical certificate) 
suspended or revoked or most recent 
Authorization for a Special Issuance of 
a Medical Certificate withdrawn; and 

(iv) Not know or have reason to know 

of any medical condition that would 
make that person unable to operate a 
light-sport aircraft in a safe manner. 

(3) A person using a U.S. driver’s li-

cense to meet the requirements of 

paragraph (c) while operating under 
the conditions and limitations of 
§ 61.113(i) must meet the following re-
quirements— 

(i) The person must— 
(A) Comply with all medical require-

ments or restrictions associated with 
his or her U.S. driver’s license; 

(B) At any point after July 14, 2006, 

have held a medical certificate issued 
under part 67 of this chapter; 

(C) Complete the medical education 

course set forth in § 68.3 of this chapter 
during the 24-calendar months before 
acting as pilot in command in an oper-
ation conducted under § 61.113(i) and re-
tain a certification of course comple-
tion in accordance with § 68.3(b)(1) of 
this chapter; 

(D) Receive a comprehensive medical 

examination from a State-licensed 
physician during the 48 months before 
acting as pilot in command of an oper-
ation conducted under § 61.113(i) and 
that medical examination is conducted 
in accordance with the requirements in 
part 68 of this chapter; and 

(E) If the individual has been diag-

nosed with any medical condition that 
may impact the ability of the indi-
vidual to fly, be under the care and 
treatment of a State-licensed physi-
cian when acting as pilot in command 
of an operation conducted under 
§ 61.113(i). 

(ii) The most recently issued medical 

certificate— 

(A) May include an authorization for 

special issuance; 

(B) May be expired; and 
(C) Cannot have been suspended or 

revoked. 

(iii) The most recently issued Au-

thorization for a Special Issuance of a 
Medical Certificate cannot have been 
withdrawn; and 

(iv) The most recent application for 

an airman medical certificate sub-
mitted to the FAA cannot have been 
completed and denied. 

(d)  Duration of a medical certificate. 

Use the following table to determine 
duration for each class of medical cer-
tificate: 

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