By Kyle Garrett
If you’re considering sport pilot training, we’d like to share some advice that will help you find a good training program.
In our new article Sport Pilot Training: Three Elements Of Good Sport Pilot Flight Training we discuss three important elements of a good sport pilot training program, including choosing a program that uses the kind of aircraft you want to fly. The following is just part of the article, click through to read the whole thing:
Aircraft choice is an area where the sport pilot is obviously more restricted than a private pilot. Sport pilots are only allowed to fly light sport aircraft, or LSA, which are aircraft that meet a certain standard, which on the surface, can seem complex. Generally, the standard is an aircraft less than 1320 pounds gross weight, with only two seats, and a maximum speed of less than 120 knots. There are several other restrictions, but generally it isn’t a mystery whether a plane is an LSA or not and there are a ton of LSA floating around.
There are two major categories of LSA: purpose-built LSA, like the Remos GX or Icon A5, and legacy LSA, like the Piper Cub or Aeronca Champ. While these two categories of LSA serve the same purpose, they cater to different people. The purpose-built LSA tend to cater to the fair-weather traveller. They are outfitted with the latest technology and aren’t exactly cheap, but they save money over traditional aircraft…read more >>
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