Sport and Private Pilots operating light-sport aircraft have modern technology but not a fully developed infrastructure. We’ll talk about light sport aircraft operation, maintenance, inspection here to give you a hand with this new technology.
The General Aviation light standard category aircraft community is used to Cessna and Pipers with Continental and Lycoming engines functioning with analog technology. Integrating the new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft technology and FAA rules is quite a challenge. We need to understand these new rules and technology, while figuring out how to integrate and bring the rest of the general aviation community up to speed with sport and private pilots operating modern LSA.
The big challenges are how to operate, maintain and inspect, plus who can maintain and inspect your aircraft.
Wondering who can do what on your aircraft? Got questions about what the FAA maintenance ratings are? Check out our LSA maintenance and inspections.
Got a ROTAX engine and how to operate it and wanting some tips on maintenance? Check out our ROTAX Introduction to Operations. It’ll be important for you to find a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) to perform required inspections on your aircraft.