I use the term “classic LSA” but what we’re going to talk about are not certified as the “new LSA.” They are aircraft that have been around for years and are certified under the FAA standard rules. However, they do meet the limitation assigned to sport pilots.
Because the new LSA consensus standards are an alternate method of getting an aircraft certified, you still can fly planes that were built under FAA standard certification—if they meet the other requirements for sport pilots to operate them.
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What does that mean? It means that there are dozens of proven aircraft designs and models built over the past 60 or more years that you can fly with your sport-pilot certificate! You don’t have to wait until just the right new model rolls out.
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