SPORT PILOT RULES
SPORT AIRCRAFT (LSA)
The maximum gross weight is 1,320 pounds.
The stall speed not greater than 45
knots (51.8 MPH),
Max speed in a cruise configuration
LSA can have a fixed or ground adjustable
A LSA can have only one engine
SLSA - New aircraft can be manufactured and
sold ready-to-fly under the new Special Light-Sport Aircraft
(SLSA) and may be used for sport and recreation, and for
compensation flight training, and aircraft rental.
Kit Built ELSA - Newly manufactured aircraft
can be FAA certificated as an Experimental Light-Sport
Aircraft (ELSA) if kit- or plans-built. Aircraft under this
certification may be used only for sport and recreation and
flight instruction for the owner of the aircraft.
will need an FAA registration-"N" number.
Here is a sample of a powered parachute marking
A sport pilot must be at least 17 years old
and 16 to solo.
Powered parachute:12 hours total
(10 dual, 2 solo with a 10
mile solo cross country).
Additional instruction and an instructor's
logbook endorsement for each new "set" (square and
Powered parachutes "land" and "sea"
Pilots will be allowed to take a practical
test (flight test) in a single seat LSA. The examiner
will observe the pilot from the ground. The pilot will have
a "single-seat" limitation on his certificate.
Sport pilot must take a biennial flight review
Drivers License or third class medical,
A sport pilot may not fly above 10,000 feet
No night flying.
A sport pilot may fly in airspace where radio
communication with ATC is required, but only with additional
training and a logbook endorsement.
"Preventative maintenance" is allowed by owner
“Owner maintenance” is allowed on ELSA.
16-hour maintenance course allows owner to do
annual inspections on their ELSA.
If you want to do maintenance-for-hire on the
special light-sport aircraft, you must attend a
maintenance A 104 hour course.
Maintenance on SLSA must be performed in
accordance with the general aviation standards of FAR Part
A transponder is required to fly within Class B and
Class C airspace, and the Class B "Mode C veil."
info go to www.sportpilot.org