Gary I was referring to the proposed part 107 that will be only a test and a fee. Absolutely a minimum of Sport or higher is still required for the current 333 process. Although on the 333 you do not need to declare who your pilot is. In fact I have read many granted petition requests where the petitioner asks to have the pilot cert requirement waived. The FAA still grants the petition but denies waiving the pilot requirement. They mention that the PIC must hold one of the following an ATP, Commercial, Private, Recreational or Sport certificate with a valid drivers licence or medical in every single one. My understanding is that some law firms are encouraging people to ask the question anyway, in case the FAA switches course in the future. So far they have not. The only thing they did change was that one petition early on asked for the sport pilot to be the minimum standard as the very early ones required at least a private.