So, what is LSA or Sport Pilot, you ask?
What is a Sport Pilot?
- You must be a minimum of 17 years of age. (16 for glider and balloon)
- You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
- All applicants must take a 40 question multiple choice test and score 70% or better.
- You must have a valid drivers license or an FAA medical.
- You must complete 20 hours of flight time. (15 hours with an instructor and 5 hours of solo time)
What is a Light Sport Aircraft, LSA?
The FAA has defined light sport aircraft as simple-to-operate, easy-to-fly aircraft that, since initial certification,
has continued to meet the following performance definition:
- Maximum gross weight of 1320 lbs.
- Maximum stall speed of 51 mph (45 knots)
- Two place maximum (pilot and one passenger)
- Fixed landing gear
- Fixed or ground adjustable propeller
- Day VFR (daylight civil twilight) flight only
- Fly up to 10,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
- Fly in class E and G airspace only (class B, C and D airspace with appropriate training)
- Cross country flying anywhere in the USA
Need more information?
Check this: www.sportpilot.org
Or check FAA’s website: