Tag Archives: Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying

Back to the Future: New Focus for the New Year

by Ed Leineweber A New Year brings the opportunity for new beginnings. So it will be with my regular Midwest Flyer Magazine column, which will henceforth broaden its focus beyond Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft to encompass all of grassroots, recreational flying. … Continue reading

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More New FAA Legal Interpretations Roil S-LSA Community

by Ed Leineweber Sometimes revolutionary innovation takes awhile to take hold, and then only after a series of fits and starts. So it might be with the system envisioned in the Light Sport Aircraft ASTM industry consensus standards. Interpretations of … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2012, Columns, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AOPA Summit 2011… Learning From The Past, Looking To The Future

by Jack Elliott Schapiro HARTFORD, CONN. – Those who believe the old adage that you can’t mix business and pleasure are obviously not AOPA members, who have attended one of the organization’s annual “Summit” events. Going back to the days … Continue reading

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Rotax 912 Series Engine Operation & Maintenance Concerns: An Interview With Brian Meyerhofer of Leading Edge Air Foils

by Ed Leineweber For longtime Lycoming and Continental aircraft engine flyers like me, one of the most surprising stories to come out of the Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft movement is the dominance of Rotax engines in factory-built Special Light Sport … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2011, Columns, Products & Services, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Light Sport Aviation Accidents Grow In Six Categories… Pilot Presentations To Focus On LSA Safety

by Ed Leineweber According to the FAA, although the accident/incident rate for sport pilots remains very close to the overall rate for general aviation operations under Part 91, incident and accident reports for sport pilots and light sport aircraft show … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, March/April 2012, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment