Tag Archives: S-LSA

Super Petrel LS Lands In U.S.

Some would say that the Midwest was made for seaplane flying. Anyone who has landed on water can attest that the water experience adds another dimension to the fun of flying. While most seaplanes are high-wing aircraft that have been … Continue reading

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Safety Directives & Other Unsafe Conditions In Special Light Sport Aircraft… Tracking Airworthiness Problems In S-LSA Under The Current System

by Doug Hereford, A&P/IA In the world of Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA), it is FAR Section 91.327 that requires periodic inspections, and like any inspection in aviation, the purpose is to uncover unsafe conditions. How does one go about … Continue reading

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

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

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SP/LSA Movement At The Crossroads: Assessing The Impact of The EAA/AOPA Joint Petition For 3rd Class Medical Certificate Exemption

by Ed Leineweber It seems like the Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft movement just can’t catch a break. The Federal Aviation Regulations, creating the new pilot certificate and new category of aircraft, finally went officially on the books in September, 2004, … Continue reading

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