July 2010 Issue
LSAs for Training: It Works for the Wary
Our survey turned up accolades and horror stories. The takeaway was that a shrewd operator can turn a buck renting LSAs as flight training machines.
Part of the grand promise of Light Sport aircraft and the Sport Pilot license was it would reinvigorate flight training, bringing busloads of new pilot starts attracted to cheaper flying with fewer requirements (like a medical certificate). Soon after the dream of LSAs in the hands of students made some hard landings in reality we started seeing complaints that light sport designs were too lightly built for the rigors of flight training. Now that we’re several years into the process and have some real numbers to work with, we’ve decided to give this a closer look.
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