Nomore767 wrote: Under the new PBOR2 if you have a medical issued within last 10 years you don't need a new medical/SI and will just have to visit with your physician every 4 years, log it in your flying records, and complete the on-line review of medical issues every 2 years.
Someone earlier in this thread stated that there is a difference between an LSA and being a sport pilot. A PPL can fly a light sport to the extent that its properly equipped e.g.. lights for night VFR. It isn't equipped for IMC as is, presumably, your Liberty XL2.
So If you wish to continue flying where you can occasionally 'break through a layer' of IMC stay where you are. If you don't want to take advantage of the new PBOR 2 changes, you can fly an LSA as a sport pilot. You simply can't fly through a layer under IMC.
Two thing that I think are worth correcting.
1. It is not when your medical was issued, but rather when it expired that determines compliance that way PBOR2 is proposed. So if it went into law today as long as your medical had not expired on 10/31/2005 or before you would be OK. If a person was under 40 when their last medical was issued, it could have been issued as far back as November 2002.
2. LSA cuts a broad swath, it covers standard, primary, experimental AB, experimental LSA, and SLSA. Only SLSA built after a certain date in 2010 are prohibited from flying in IMC. SLSA prior to this could be flown in IMC if it was not prohibited by the manufacturer, and they had all the required equipment and test. All other LSA simply must meet the requirements of CFR 91.205.