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Monthly Archives: April 2009

(Video) Why fly Light Sport Aircraft?

If you’re tight for time and prefer moving pictures over reading text, I’ve produced a quick video to give you a better answer to why you should consider learning to fly Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). It’ll take about a minute to run. About Paul Paul Hamilton is recognized as an expert in the Light Sport […]

Maintenance and inspections for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)

FAA regulations for the maintenance and inspection of Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) are specific about the frequency of inspections and who may perform their maintenance. Conventional, standard category LSA, such as a Piper J-3 Cub, are maintained the same way as their standard category brothers, such as a Cessna 172. There is no change to […]

Choosing the right Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) for Yourself

What factors should you consider before buying or learning how to fly a Light Sport Aircraft? Lifestyle. Imagine living your dream. What lifestyle do you want to create for yourself? With so many types of aircraft, you can to choose what you want, what’s best for you.  

No One Will Teach You To Be A Safe Pilot

Do you think flight training is about choosing a flight instructor and then sitting back while knowledge is stuffed into your head? If so, let’s clear out that head of yours right now. In my book Flight Training: Taking the Short Approach, I suggest how to go about choosing a flight school, certified flight instructor […]

Skimming Blue Waters

Flying is fun. Here’s the entertaining story of my training and checkride for my seaplane rating. On every flight, even training experiences like these, you have the potential for experiencing exhilaration, awe and laughter. “Need help?” yelled the guy in the tour boat. “No thanks,” I replied, not daring to turn my head too far, […]

Where can I fly Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)?

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) can fly into the same airspace and airports as standard category, general aviation (GA) aircraft. In addition, LSA can operate in many places that standard category (non-LSA) cannot. LSA’s higher performance and slower speeds allow them to fly into smaller fields with shorter takeoff and landing areas. The higher power-to-weight ratio […]

Why fly a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)?

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), including the fixed wing, conventional airplane style, are some of the most fun and simplest you can fly. Even though you can find faster flying airplanes elsewhere, there are significant reasons you would choose LSA over those others. Even within LSA, there is a wide range of aircraft that fit diverse […]

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