Sport and Private Pilots operating trike weight shift control light-sport aircraft (LSA) have modern technology but not a fully developed infrastructure. Operations, maintenance and inspections will be discussed here that assist 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, especially when coming from General Aviation industry looking at trikes; aircraft with no tails.
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 Trike Weight Shift Control LSA.
The big challenges are how to operate, maintain and inspect, and who can maintain and inspect your aircraft.