Because you fly -- or want to fly -- you've got class. But class is hard to define, especially on a checkride. It's even more challenging to tell the difference between category and class. See if you agree with this statement: When used with respect to the certification of aircraft, category means a grouping of aircraft based upon intended use or operating limitations. For example: normal, utility, acrobatic. With respect to the certification of aircraft, class means a broad grouping of aircraft having similar characteristics of propulsion, flight, or landing. Some examples: airplane, rotorcraft, glider, balloon.






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