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  • The new Sport Pilot rule makes flying affordable!
    On September 1, 2004 the FAA inaugurated a new pilot certificate dubbed the "sport pilot" that makes learning to fly easier and more affordable that ever. Intended primarily for recreational use, you can now become a pilot with as little as 20 hours of flight instruction! In addition, the FAA also created a new category of affordable "light-sport aircraft"!
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    Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:38 pm
  • Introduce Yourself!
    Pilot? Student pilot? Future pilot? Interested in learning to fly? If you're reading this forum, you've got flying in your blood! SportPilotTalk is a great place to ask questions about this exciting new segment of (more) affordable aviation!
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    Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:48 pm
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  • Hangar Talk
    Constructive topics of interest related to aviation that do not match the other section descriptions below (as long as it is somewhat related to aviation, flying, learning to fly, sport pilot, light sport aircraft, etc.). Please, advertisements for Viagra will be promptly deleted!"
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    Last post Re: Removing the rudderless E…
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    Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:09 pm
  • Light Sport Aircraft
    Talk about airplanes! At last count, there are 39 (and growing) FAA certificated S-LSA (special light sport aircraft). These are factory-built ready to fly airplanes. If you can't afford a factory-built LSA, consider buying an E-LSA kit (experimental LSA - up to 99% complete).
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    Last post Re: Arion LS-1 Lightning
    by Atrosa View the latest post
    Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:22 pm
  • Training
    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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    Last post Re: New to aviation / LSA
    by Atrosa View the latest post
    Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:00 am
  • Aviation Humor & Mayhem
    Topics related to aviation provided mostly for humor and amusement purposes. Offensive or abusive posts will be deleted.
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    Last post Re: Float Plane Capsizes in D…
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    Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:55 pm
  • Instructors' Corner
    Finally, a place for sport pilot instructors and/or wannabees to talk about instructing.
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    Last post Re: First season as a Sport C…
    by designrs View the latest post
    Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:19 pm
  • Experimenter's Corner
    Are you building/buying/flying an Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) or Experimental Light Sport (E-LSA) aircraft? Converting an S-LSA to E-LSA? Changing or adding equipment, or otherwise modifying an S-LSA? Need help with Letters of Authorization? Or maybe designing your own aircraft? This forum is the place to discuss All Things Experimental.
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    by designrs View the latest post
    Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:49 pm
  • Safety Corner
    This forum is for safety-related discussions. Be safe out there!
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    Last post Re: Daniel A. Bernath Fatal A…
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    Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:31 pm
  • Medical Issues
    Here's the place to ask all of your medical questions. But don't believe everything you read!
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    by Bobrob View the latest post
    Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:53 pm
  • Ask The Examiner
    Paul Hamilton is one of the first persons to become a DPE (Designated Pilot Examiner) for sport pilots. As a full-time author and sport pilot expert, he writes books and produces DVD's for Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA). Now Paul has graciously agreed to answer your questions here. Thanks Paul! For more information about Paul, please visit and
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    by drseti View the latest post
    Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:44 pm
  • Ask The Mechanic
    H. Paul Shuch is a Light Sport Repairman with Maintenance ratings for airplanes, gliders, weight shift control, and powered parachutes, as well as an independent Rotax Maintenance Technician at the Heavy Maintenance level. He holds a PhD in Air Transportation Engineering from the University of California, and serves as Director of Maintenance for AvSport of Lock Haven.
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    by Tango Bravo 1 View the latest post
    Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:18 pm
  • Ask The Insurance Agent
    Bob Mackey, Vice President of Falcon Insurance Agency (the official insurance agency for the EAA's Aircraft Insurance Plan), has graciously agreed to moderate this forum and answer your aircraft insurance questions. Thanks Bob!
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    Last post Re: Insurance rate shocker
    by chicagorandy View the latest post
    Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 pm
  • Ask the Controller
    Jason spent 24 years as an air traffic controller at Los Angeles Center, and recently moved east to work in DC in the Airspace office as an air traffic subject matter expert. He is a Sport Pilot, owns a Rans S12XL E-LSA, and got his >87 knot endorsement so he can rent a C162. He's here to answer your questions about ATC procedures and rules, in a strictly unofficial capacity.
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    Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:34 pm
  • Fly-Ins & $100 Hamburgers
    Fly-Ins are excuses for pilots to go somewhere and eat. Airplanes. Food. What else could you ask for? Know of an upcoming fly-in? A great $100 hamburger? Don't keep it a secret. Share it here!
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    Last post SERFI 2019
    by motorman1974 View the latest post
    Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:33 pm
  • Partnerships
    Looking for a partner? No, we're not talking about dating. Partnerships are another way to bring down the cost of flying. Use this forum to find like-minded folks in your neighborhood.
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    45 Topics
    155 Posts
    Last post Cessna 162 rental in Hampton …
    by AviatorCrafty View the latest post
    Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:40 am
  • Flying Clubs
    There's hundreds of flying clubs around the country that own and manage aircraft for their members. Aside from the camaraderie, clubs make flying more affordable.
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    193 Posts
    Last post Re: LSA Flying Club idea
    by TimTaylor View the latest post
    Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:47 pm
  • FARs
    The Federal Aviation Regulations (also know as FAR's). This is the Bible of aviation, the rules under which we operate. This is where you'll find everything you want to know about pilots and airplanes in the United States. Ask questions. Get answers.
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    Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:31 pm
  • Eye Candy
    Here's the place for you to post videos and photos of your favorite airplane or most interesting flight. Commercial posts should go instead into the Want Ads forum.
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    Last post Re: Missing man formation by …
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