Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

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TnLonghorn
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Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby TnLonghorn » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:58 pm

Hi, I am a private pilot who can no longer obtain a medical. I am interested in flying an LSA. To my knowledge there are none at any of the flying clubs in the immediate area of Knoxville, TN. If anyone knows of a club (or individual) that has an LSA or would be interested in partnering on one in this area, please contact me. Thanks.

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby hirschr » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:52 pm

You might check these guys: http://oakridgeflyers.com/planes they have a champ that might meet the LSA definition.

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:09 pm

TnLonghorn wrote:Hi, I am a private pilot who can no longer obtain a medical. I am interested in flying an LSA.


Good luck with your search. Just remember that to fly under sport pilot privileges in a airplane the last medical you applied for had, to be issued and expire under favorable circumstances. Also if you have held a medical that expired under favorable circumstance in July 2006 or after, and you have not had one of the three medical conditions that require a special issuance. You can still fly as a private pilot under BasicMed.

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby FastEddieB » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:29 pm

Don't know of any flying clubs in your area with Light Sports, but as 3Dreaming said, depending on your situation BasicMed might be an option.

I live not far away in N GA, and I'm back and forth to our airstrip in Lenoir City all the time.

Let me know at FastEddieB@mac.com if you want to get together and discuss options.
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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby TnLonghorn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:35 am

hirschr wrote:You might check these guys: http://oakridgeflyers.com/planes they have a champ that might meet the LSA definition.

Hello, It has taken me a long time to respond. Life has gotten in the way. I appreciate hearing back on my post. It turns out I did try to join the oakridgeflyers but did not like and get along with the guy who runs it and is the cfi that you must use. Too bad for me. I am hoping that the FAA will move to include legacy aircraft such as the Cessna 150 under the rule since there are so many of them around for rental. Safe flying, George

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby TnLonghorn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:39 am

3Dreaming wrote:
TnLonghorn wrote:Hi, I am a private pilot who can no longer obtain a medical. I am interested in flying an LSA.


Good luck with your search. Just remember that to fly under sport pilot privileges in a airplane the last medical you applied for had, to be issued and expire under favorable circumstances. Also if you have held a medical that expired under favorable circumstance in July 2006 or after, and you have not had one of the three medical conditions that require a special issuance. You can still fly as a private pilot under BasicMed.


Thanks 3Dreaming. I did not have a medical in force after July 2006 but never lost one either. I am in good health but have experienced a heart attack. I am hopeful that the FAA will include legacy aircraft un the LSA rules sometime soon. Best, George

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby TnLonghorn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:42 am

FastEddieB wrote:Don't know of any flying clubs in your area with Light Sports, but as 3Dreaming said, depending on your situation BasicMed might be an option.

I live not far away in N GA, and I'm back and forth to our airstrip in Lenoir City all the time.

Let me know at FastEddieB@mac.com if you want to get together and discuss options.


Thanks FastEddieB, I don't qualify for a Basic Med. As I indicated to the other pilots, I am hoping the FAA expands the aircraft that can be included under the LSA rules. Best, George

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:46 am

We now primarily base out of our new place in Lenoir City, which is where the Sky Arrow lives.

Again, let me know if you want to touch base to discuss options, and maybe fly. Another fellow on the field just bought a Remos Light Sport, even though he got his private last fall. He progressed from a powered parachute to a Titan Tornado (still for sake, I think), to his Remos, which he has plans to take Experimental. He might be able to offer some insights as well.
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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby chicagorandy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 am

"I am hoping the FAA expands the aircraft that can be included under the LSA rules. Best, George"

As I understand General Aviation -FAA important rule changes, and a weight increase (plus doubtless stall speed increases) for the LSA category would be a MAJOR one, I am not optimistic such a change is likely any time soon. Were it to take another 5-10 years I wouldn't be surprised.

Best of luck in your continued search for an LSA rental or affordable used plane purchase. Here in Chicagoland there are likewise few LSA planes or instructors so I have empathy for your situation.
"Don't believe everything you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby FastEddieB » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:37 am

Quick mod request: how about a longer window within which one can edit a post? A day would be nice.

Of course, I meant his Titan Tornado might still be for sale, not sake.
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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby HAPPYDAN » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:19 pm

FastEddieB wrote:Quick mod request: how about a longer window within which one can edit a post? A day would be nice.

Of course, I meant his Titan Tornado might still be for sale, not sake.

Oh. I thought maybe he had a thing for rice wine. :P

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Re: Seeking LSA rental or partnership - Knoxville, TN

Postby TnLonghorn » Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm

FastEddieB wrote:We now primarily base out of our new place in Lenoir City, which is where the Sky Arrow lives.

Again, let me know if you want to touch base to discuss options, and maybe fly. Another fellow on the field just bought a Remos Light Sport, even though he got his private last fall. He progressed from a powered parachute to a Titan Tornado (still for sake, I think), to his Remos, which he has plans to take Experimental. He might be able to offer some insights as well.


Thanks for getting back with me. Happy to connect with you when you are available. A lot of travel scheduled until June 9. Email me at gspolos@gmail.com. Safe flying.


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