The Light-Sport Aircraft is still around, but it is a niche or specialty industry with some breakout winners. The first Light-Sport Aircraft rule has been with us for more than 15 years, so plenty of time to get real data on things.
First, let’s be precise about what we’re measuring. Discussions about “light sport” flying comprise both LSAs as an airplane group and the Sport Pilot as a pilot certification level. All these are related ideas but different; a commercial pilot can fly an LSA, but a Sport Pilot cannot operate a Cirrus.…Read more