LSA training in Eastern PA?

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LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Byrneman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:58 pm

I am looking to get my LSA license and am looking for someplace near Philly to make it happen. I am also hoping to meet some LSA pilots to get some time in various aircraft so I know what to shoot for.

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:09 pm

Just for clarification, your license will be Sport Pilot. The airplanes you will be able to fly are light sport (LSA). You have come to the right place, here.
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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Scooper » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:03 pm

Lock Haven is more like central Pennsylvania, but our own Paul Shuch (drseti) has an excellent LSA training facility there.

EDIT - Oops. I see Philadelphia and Lock Haven are 200 miles apart. :oops:

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Jim Hardin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 am

Lancaster isn't too far away and you will find Sport Flying USA Services - http://www.sportflyingusaservices.com/

Two Bristell's for rent and several instructors. Call ahead, then come up and take a look. 717-735-1600

I fly there, not instructing at this time, so I may be biased :wink:

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Byrneman » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm

Thanks for the advice. I have two other things to check out a bit closer to me. Seems that LSA has not made its way to Philly yet.

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby N918KT » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:13 pm

http://www.newgardenflightconnection.com/#splash

Check New Garden Flight Connection out. They have a Pipistrel Alpha Trainer LSA although I heard it had some issues with the pilot's side door. I don't know if the issue is resolved yet. I only flown with them once last year.

It's about 30 to 40 miles southwest of Philly, an hour drive at most not including traffic although I am not sure where in Philly you live in.

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Jim Hardin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:12 am

I forgot about New Garden,

I keep wanting to get down there and fly that Alpha one day. Oh, just saw that C140 in their fleet. Now that makes it a MUST! :D

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Byrneman » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:25 pm

I stopped by the New Garden Air Show yesterday and the Pipistrel is still flying and they have two instructors who are qualified in it. Looks like New Garden will be getting my business. Thanks for your input.

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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby Warmi » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:34 pm

Byrneman wrote:I stopped by the New Garden Air Show yesterday and the Pipistrel is still flying and they have two instructors who are qualified in it. Looks like New Garden will be getting my business. Thanks for your input.

There is this guy in Australia who has series of videos detailing his training in the Pipistrel Alpha.
https://youtu.be/jICIqIQXpZo

Seems to be very agile and nice little plane.
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Re: LSA training in Eastern PA?

Postby drseti » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:55 pm

Another option is AB Flight at Queen City Airport in Allentown.
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