New Sport Pilot

Sport aviation is growing rapidly. But the new sport pilot / light-sport aircraft rules are still a mystery to many flight schools and instructors. To locate a flight school offering sport pilot training and/or light-sport aircraft rentals, click on the "Flight School And Rental Finder" tab above. This is a great place to share ideas on learning to fly, flight schools, costs and anything else related to training.

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Half Fast
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New Sport Pilot

Postby Half Fast » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:13 pm

Did my oral exam and checkride yesterday at First Landings in Apopka, FL (X04). It's taken me 17 months, and over that time I've been through 4 CFIs, 5 aircraft, 2 hurricanes, 3 major proposals at work, and more hassle than I ever expected. I had started out trying to do it on a quicker track, planning for 4 to 6 lessons per week. Unfortunately fate got in the way, in the form of CFIs getting airline jobs, aircraft being damaged or down for maintenance, weather, family obligations, you name it.

But I made it!!!

I'm planning to arrange to get my towered airport endorsement soon, and then get a little experience on a grass field, but for now I'm just going to enjoy. I'm looking forward to taking my son up soon.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby chicagorandy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:19 pm

Sincere congrats! Always encouraging to hear success stories.

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby Wm.Ince » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:24 pm

Well done.
Hang in there and march on.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:27 pm

Congratulations.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby 3Dreaming » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:20 pm

Good job!

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby pjdavis » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:53 pm

Congrats!

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby rcpilot » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:04 am

Good job hanging in there. Congrats!

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby Half Fast » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:44 am

rcpilot wrote:Good job hanging in there. Congrats!



I'm convinced that learning to fly has more to do with stubborn perseverance (and a healthy bank account and a tolerant spouse) than aeronautical skill by far.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby joey4420 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:10 am

Congrats, what aircraft do you plan to fly in? Rental or do you plan to purchase?
Joey
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby Half Fast » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:34 am

joey4420 wrote:Congrats, what aircraft do you plan to fly in? Rental or do you plan to purchase?



I'll rent for now. I've been flying Tecnams, mostly the Eaglet. If I eventually buy it will probably be an older plane. I like Ercoupes but haven't flown in one yet. Luscombes also look interesting, but I don't know whether I want a tail dragger.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:18 pm

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a tail dragger, but I would want something with an electrical system, electric starter, and radio, etc.
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby 3Dreaming » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:41 pm

TimTaylor wrote:I wouldn't hesitate to buy a tail dragger, but I would want something with an electrical system, electric starter, and radio, etc.


When you go there with many of the older aircraft they are no longer light sport.

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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby foresterpoole » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:57 pm

Congratulations!!!!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby MrMorden » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:00 pm

Outstanding, well done!
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Re: New Sport Pilot

Postby akroguy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:58 pm

Well done!

As I was told after getting my PPSEL, "you now have a license to learn".

Enjoy your ticket and strive to get better every flight.

Brian

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C-180A sold
Van's RV8 built/sold


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