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  1. F

    Need Pre-Buy in/near Billings, MT for LSA w/Rotax 912

    I am looking to purchase a Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA or E-LSA) with a Rotax 912 engine. I'm considering one in the Billings, Montana area, among other places. If you know of any DARs or A&Ps or Rotax shops in that area (or in reasonable proximity and willing to travel there) I would be...
  2. J

    Any info/advice on where I can train and take the exam for CFI-S?

    I went after my CFI-S (CFI Sport Pilot) rating this past spring but ran into some issues with the school and their planes. I have my two written tests completed (CFI-S and FOI) but need to complete the training, schedule, and take the practical. It's been hard finding schools with Light Sport...
  3. KeithASanford

    First ever Airventure. What's better, first two days or last two days.

    I'm finally making it to Airventure for the very first time(I'm not flying, just going) but my availability is limited so I can either do the first two days and the weekend before or the final two days(Saturday & Sunday). I'm gearing up to either build a Hummel H3, so I'm hoping to get in on a...
  4. H

    Should you get a PPL license even if you are only expecting to fly LSA?

    I met a guy the other day at my flight school who is getting his Recreational Permit as he only expects to fly LSA. It makes me wonder if you should still go for PPL even if you only intend to fly LSA (which is my personal case). Should you start with RP and upgrade to PPL on the go, or should...
  5. H

    Buy/build a new Experimental or an get an old GA and refurbish it?

    Hi folks. With today's prices for new (and old!) GA planes, looks like the experimental/home built/LSA market is looking attractive. Yes, I know that I'm comparing apples to pineapples, but both will fly you places. I also know that some LSA/ELSA have price tags of 200K-300K and more (brand...
  6. O

    What’s the Status of Training in Special Classes?

    I’ll get the details wrong, but there was recently an FAA legal case that resulted in an opinion that no flight training could take place in Experimentals, LSAs, or any other Special category without a LODA. Oshkosh happened, and there was a flurry of discussion. Mount Vernon happened and there...
  7. T

    Bringing in a E-AB 'LSA' from South Africa to the US

    Hello, I am buying a Experimental Amateur Build 'ultralight' (meets LSA standards) from South Africa. It is currently airworthy in SA. I have done a fair amount of research of what it's going to take to get the airworthiness in the US. But, still have some confusion. 8130-6 to the Bilateral...
  8. rhkennerly

    I need some insight from the experienced re: Insurance....

    I'm a PPL thinking about buying an LSA (I'm still debating EAB kit or SLSA). I need some guidance on two subjects: Financing and Insurance. I'll start a thread for each. Insurance: I don't have a clue about how aircraft insurance works. I do have an umbrella policy to protect assests as...
  9. rhkennerly

    I need some insight from the experienced re: Financing....

    I'm a PPL thinking about buying an LSA (I'm still debating EAB kit or SLSA). I need some guidance on two subjects: Financing and Insurance. I'll start a thread for each. Financing: with rates so low, it seems foolish to cash out equities and tie up capital. How does aircraft financing...
  10. rhkennerly

    Q: Rusty Private to LSA class airplane BFR/retraining

    I need some expert guidance on how to proceed. I'm shopping for an Aeronca, etc., which qualifies as an LSA. I'd like to go pick it up and fly back Xc. In the meantime, I want to get back into the left seat and get current with a BFR. I think I've got a good handle on the ground school...
  11. Kent Wien

    “LPA - Light Personal Aircraft” proposed by FAA

    Latest from Dan Johnson. It looks like LSA will stay largely the same with a few modifications (single power lever allowed as is electric propulsion) and a new category called LPA created. LSA will be a subset of LPA perhaps. More here...
  12. T

    LSA 2023

    Anyone have any idea if we will find out this year (2021) about the new regulation changes to Sport Pilots and Light Sport Airplanes, etc.?
  13. Paul Hamilton CFI

    Suggest "Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot" new topic/category

    Please understand I am trying to make a constructive suggestion so please consider this. I feel it would make a significant improvement to this forum. I see you have "Home Builders and Sport Pilot". These are unrelated. Most Sport Pilots are not home builders and most home builders are not...
  14. S

    Wanted: Club Membership LSA club/partnership in GA, USA

    Looking to rent or buy into an aircraft that can be flown with a Light Sport license. Right now my only option is a Cessna Skycatcher (C162) at Lanier Flight Center (KGVL) for $140/hour after club membership. I was looked into buying a Rans S12 myself (10k - 20k), but have had a hard time...
  15. T

    For Sale Denver, CO Partnership

    I am looking to meet like-minded owners to start a 2-3 owner LSA group in Denver. I’ve owned many aircraft before and have always enjoyed the partnerships. I’m open to location in the Denver area. Also open to aircraft but I have time in RV-12, Rans S19, but really would consider any LSA...
  16. Stephen Poole

    Light Sport Speed Limits

    I wasn't sure where to post this. I've been learning, studyin', lurking here, reading everything I can get my hands on. I'm going to go for my Sport Pilot license shortly. The Rules say that the speed is limited to 120 Knots on an LSA. OK, got that. But I've read comments here and in other...
  17. F

    HIMS, SI, LSA

    10 months ago I voluntarily stopped flying and started the HIMS path toward a SI. My medical has never been revoked, suspended, or denied. My HIMS AME has performed a first class medical exam. I passed the first class medical however it was then deferred, pending the FAA approval process...
  18. J

    Cessna 162 Comparables? Useful Load? LSA now or later?

    I know there weren't many of these made and so that makes them harder to find. I am looking for comparable LSAs. The biggest worry is size and useful load. The CFI I will be using is 135lbs and I'm 270. My son who would occasionally be traveling with me is 88lbs. Otherwise, after training...
  19. CT4ME

    New Flight Design low wing LSA announced

    Via their Facebook page and the Aero show in Germany, FDUSA has announced a new aircraft, the KLA-100. Not much is known yet. Flight Design and Vessel (S.Korea) have partnered on the plane. It looks like at least some of the R&D was paid for by the Korean government. No real specs yet, and...
  20. C

    Buying 1st Plane vs. Flying Club?

    I'm looking at regaining proficiency after not flying for a number of years and rental rates in my area (MD / DC / VA) seem quite steep. LSA's are renting for $130/hr. I currently have my PPL but will be flying under Sport Pilot rules due to some prior medical issues that are resolved but may...
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