How to Use This Website

How to Use This Website

This website is presented in a very logical structure to make it easy to find things when you need them. Let's take a closer look at each section.

Sport Flying introduces you to the recent FAA rule changes that dramatically enhance private aviation. You'll discover why planes fly and how to fly them.

Flight Instruction takes you step by step through a typical flight course focused on earning your wings as a sport pilot. You’ll soon gain confidence in your proven flying skills and enjoy your time aloft. And you’ll learn what you need to know to pass your sport-pilot certificate on the first try.

Flying Fun shows you how much fun you can have flying light-sport aircraft. You’ll see how these new craft are airborne recreational vehicles. You’ll also discover how to make a living by flying.

Aircraft Selection focuses on how to select, fund, and share a sport plane that fits both your flying needs and your pocketbook. You'll discover ways of saving hundreds and even thousands of dollars as you discover the thrill of becoming "pilot in command" of one of many types of aircraft that a sport pilot may fly.

Resources includes valuable information that you must have if you want to discover sport flying. The first is "the rules" for the sport-pilot certificate and sport plane selection. Straight from the FAA's latest rules, you'll discover exactly what sport pilots can and cannot do. Want to know more? A comprehensive contact list is included to take you forward on your trip toward sport flying. Along the way you'll read and hear many new words, so I've included a clear-language glossary of words you should know as you take off on your flying adventure. Finally, a list of acronyms helps you keep track of the many acronyms you'll find in this book.

Along the way, practical sidebars show you the safe and smart way to do things, define words and terms you might not be familiar with, point out any dangers or pitfalls, and give you other bits of helpful information.

Wing Tips

Here are some valuable tips from pilots, manufacturers, officials, and other aviation folks on how to get the most from your flying experience, as well as other related information you need to know.

Flying Words

What does that mean? Here you'll find a concise definition of important flying terms in context. Also check the Glossary for more definitions to make things clearer.

Stall Warning!

Sport planes are safe[md]if you pay attention! Here's how to fly safely and keep others safe as you discover the many thrills of sport flying.

Knowledge Test

You knew there would be a test! As appropriate, this site includes concise tips specifically aimed at helping you pass your FAA sport-pilot knowledge and practical tests. You'll ace it, ace!