• Commuter Category
    • Maximum takeoff weight of 19,000 lbs
    • Maximum passenger seating capacity of 19
    • Multiple engines

  • Gliders & Sailplanes
    • Maximum seating capacity of 2
    • If unpowered, maximum weight of 1654 lbs (750 Kg)
    • If powered,
      • maximum weight of 1874 lbs (850 Kg)
      • single spark or compression ignition engine
      • maximum weight to wing span squared of 0.62 lb/ft2 (3.0 kg/m2)

  • Normal, Utility, & Acrobatic
    • Maximum takeoff weight of 12,500 lbs
    • Maximum passenger seating capacity of 9

  • Primary Category
    • Maximum takeoff weight of 2700 lbs (3375 lbs if seaplane)
    • Maximum seating capacity of 4
    • Unpressurized cabin

  • Restricted Category
    • Maximum takeoff weight of 12,500 lbs
    • Operated under the limitations for the intended use (agricultural or forest and wildlife conservation)

  • Very Light Airplanes
    • Single spark or compression ignition engine
    • Maximum seating capacity of 2
    • Maximum takeoff weight of 1654 lbs (750 Kg)
    • Landing configuration stall speed not more than 45 knots
    • Limited to day-VFR normal category maneuvers under 14 CFR part 91 operation