My instructor has ruined my training. 2.5 months ago when I started private pilot training (FAR61) I had zero knowledge about aviation. After 1.5 months he signed me off for solo and I finished all the requirements and we sat together to register through IACRA for my checkride, and guess what? He had forgotten to tell me I needed a student pilot certificate before I go soloing.
Besides the risk he made on my life ( imagine I crashed during solo and insurance definitely would deny any claims since I was not legally allowed to fly! ) and that I will be grounded for weeks until I get student pilot certificate, I don’t know what will happen to those solo hours ?
Do I have to re-do the whole solo requirements or they will still count towards my hours?
Do I need to file a complaint through AOPA or FAA or contact my AOPA representative?
What are the rules and who is responsible for that?