Glider Instructor to Sport Pilot Instructor
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A Private SEL with Commercial Glider Instructor ratings.  What must he do to get a sport pilot instructor add on??
 
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Joseph Fabian:
The web site was great, thanks.  I don't know why local FAA couldn't give us that. 

I don't know that either. 😞
 
Joseph Fabian:
And my understanding is that the training and proficiency flights by the 2 CFI's involved must occur in Sport Aircraft and cannot be done in the applicant's Citabria. Concur??

No. I don't see anything to that effect in 91.417(a). The first four subparagraphs just say it has to be in a single engine airplane, not an LSA, and subparagraph (v) only says the applicant must have "15 hours of flight time as pilot in command in a single-engine airplane that is a light-sport aircraft" and not that the CFI-SP training has to be in that ASE LSA.  And nothing in 61.419 says anything about having to do it in an LSA, just in the additional category and class in which you seek privileges.  Of course, if the pilot involved doesn't have 15 hours of LSA ASE time, then doing that training in an ASE LSA would be a good way to complete or at least make a dent in those 15 hours.

If you need further assurance, ask AFS-610, because that's whom the DPE will check with if the issue arises.
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The web site was great, thanks.  I don't know why local FAA couldn't give us that.  BUT, if I had researched on the FAA home site, I would have found it, Thanks again.
And reading everything I can find,  we're on the right track procedure wise.
And my understanding is that the training and proficiency flights by the 2 CFI's involved must occur in Sport Aircraft and cannot be done in the applicant's Citabria. Concur??
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Joseph Fabian:
We tried that first.  They advised us they had nothing to do with sport pilots and that we would need to contact the D.C. Headquarters for information.

Kind of a bogus response.  If they didn't know the answer, they should have directed you to AFS-610, which is in OKC, not DC.

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs600/afs610/
 

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Oh, and thanks for the help.  
 
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We tried that first.  They advised us they had nothing to do with sport pilots and that we would need to contact the D.C. Headquarters for information.
But, you, I and the pilot concerned have arrived at the same conclusion.  We'll soon find out. 🛩
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That's how I read it.  But if you really need to know for sure, check with an Ops Inspector at your local FSDO.