Pilots flying under the light sport rules are still required to abide by the provisions of 14 cfr section 61.53, “. Lsa rules desperately need to be updated to allow more powerplant options.
Another newish lsa is the vashon ranger, a $100,000 lsa designed by the founder of dynon avionics.
Light sport aircraft rules. Airport at the end of the world. 1,320 lbs (1,430 lbs for seaplanes) max. The sport pilot / light sport aircraft category rules apply to light sport aircraft only and was effective on september 1, 2004.
The sport pilot/light sport aircraft (lsa) rules represent simplified options for flying your sonex aircraft. Unless they change the rules for the sport pilot certificate as well (which i don’t expect to happen). Sport pilot and light sport aircraft rules.
You have only until january 31, 2008 to transition the airplane into the experimental light sport aircraft category. Pelton is quoted as saying 150mph, but perhaps he meant 150 knots. A recent flying magazine edition features an ad for the colt from texas aircraft, a new lsa that looks to be well made and practical.
Light sport proved the concept of safety without burdensome regulations. Top 3 two place ultralight aircraft. The federal aviation administration (faa) regulates the national airspace system.
The freedom to fly, whether general aviation, light sport aircraft, or ultralights, involves a personal responsibility to practice safety on the ground, as well as in the air, and to observe local, state and federal rules and regulations. There is no standard worldwide description of an lsa. Visit aopa's sport pilot web page for the latest information.
The experimental aviation association (eaa) has cautioned pilots to consult their respective states regarding drivers license rules as they are likely to find unexpected medical restrictions. If you did apply for registration on or before january 31, 2008, but did not complete the airworthiness inspection process by that date, you can make use of. It's unclear if it's 150mph or 150 knots.
The sport pilot rules allow for a pilot to get his or her license in less time and for less money than a private pilot certificate. I have a light sport aircraft and was wondering if i can abandon the medical exam process and just meet the light sport medical requirements. A person shall not act as pilot in command, or in any other capacity as a.
The second category of ultralight aircraft is two place or two seaters. These aircraft will be registered as experimental light sport aircraft. As i understand, the gross weight must be under 1320lbs and have remained under 1320 for the aircraft's entire life (this disqualifies some ercoupes).
Lsas tend to be heavier and more sophisticated than ultralight (aka microlight) aircraft, but lsa restrictions on weight and performance separates the category from established ga aircraft. The lsa industry isn’t dead. The sport pilot rules also allow you to fly with a driver’s license instead of a traditional faa medical.
Garmin brings out upgrades to g500/g600. Since the first slsa approvals in april 2005, the lsa industry has gained faa approval for. New sport pilot rules update published february 1, 2010 title 14 cfr part 43, 61, 91, and 141.
This is a synopsis of the definition of a light sport aircraft category, the requirements to obtain a sport pilot certificate, and requirements to obtain a repairman certificate with a maintenance or inspection rating. For a general listing of all industry standards accepted by the faa, refer to the faa's small airplanes regulations, policies, & guidance webpage These aircraft are accepted by faa after the manufacturer demonstrates compliance with industry consensus standards and proves they have proper manufacturing controls.
Regulatory brief sport pilot/light sport aircraft final rule. 19, 2019, pelton said, the faa will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to raise the weight limit for light sport aircraft from the current 1,320 pounds to 3,600 pounds. This can be avoided by additional training.
In the new world order of more regulations, the new sport pilot/light sport aircraft rules are not nearly as many changes as originally proposed in the 2008 nprm. The light sport aircraft rule: I'm wondering if the lifetime requirements apply to every factor.
To be effective april 2, 2010 to the federal register.