chicagorandy wrote:Haven't yet begun to invest the considerable $$$$ a Sport Pilot License commands, and from what I'm reading over the past year it sounds more like getting a license to ride a Unicorn, great idea but none to rent.
Perhaps, unless you have the resources and want to use them to purchase your own LSA and rent a hanger. That's why I always come up with the calculations that say you need a flying budget of at least $1,000 per month to own an LSA. You also need the cash to purchase the airplane. In my mind, the Sport Pilot certificate is a best fit for us older guys who don't have a medical, but have plenty of money to spend on a hobby.
Then, to get philosophical about it, you get into the question of values, etc. If you have the resources to do it without asking anyone else to give up anything of significance, then go for it. If you have to put someone else's future at risk or ask them to sacrifice, then maybe not.