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Hamilton Pilot Training System

What is the Hamilton Pilot Training System (HPTS) and who is it for?

For sport pilot students learning to fly airplane light-sport aircraft (LSA).

The HAMILTON PILOT TRAINING SYSTEM is a comprehensive “learn to fly safely”…not just a “get through the FAA tests” program.



    DVDs to educate and entertain you and training materials that help you efficiently and effectively learn how to fly a airplane LSA.


    Materials help you efficiently prepare to pass your FAA Sport Pilot Knowledge (written) and Practical (oral) exams.

The HAMILTON PILOT TRAINING SYSTEM (HPTS), is a flight and ground training system you can use a self directed ground school and what your CFI or CFIS will use to teach you to fly light sport airplanes. 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.

This system was developed by the Sport Pilot industry leader, Paul Hamilton, CFI (FAA Certified Flight Instructor) and DPE (FAA Designated Pilot Examiner) to perform checkrides for sport pilots as a SPE (Sport Pilot Examiner), as a SPIE (Sport Pilot Instructor Examiner) and a PE (Private Pilot Examiner).

Different from other courses, it is a comprehensive program that covers all three types of ground school:
• Knowledge test prep for the written exam (now computerized)
• Aeronautical flight knowledge to become a safe pilot (flight knowledge)
• Checkride preparation to pass the FAA Practical test the first time

The balance of safety, confidence, enthusiasm, and passion for flight

The self-guided home study course helps you prepare before you see an instructor so you progress quicker and more efficiently. A step-by-step process to learn all of the necessary tasks, aeronautical knowledge, and pilot skills. The kit 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.

The Hamilton Pilot Training System details

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.


  • 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


(applicant can 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)


  • 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
    CFI Knowledge Test for Category
    Checkride (Practical Test)
    Oral Test
    Flight Test

Modules are also included for the SEA rating (water) and the Tail-wheel rating.

Training kits

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Test prep kits

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