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09/10/04 - E-LSA OPERATING LIMITATIONS AND LIGHT-SPORT REPAIRMAN TRAINING TAKE CENTER STAGE IN OKLAHOMA CITY
Industry and aviation community representatives focused on the operating limitations for experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) and the requirements for light-sport aircraft repairman certificates and training courses during continuing sport pilot/light-sport aircraft implementation meetings Thursday at the FAA Light-Sport Aviation Branch in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
FAA expects the final operating limitations for E-LSA to be completed later this fall, in time for the initial training sessions for sport pilot designated pilot examiners (DPEs). Additional discussion centered on requirements for new light-sport aircraft repairman ratings—LSA repairman with an inspection rating and LSA repairman with a maintenance rating—and the requirements for establishing inspection and maintenance courses.
EAA Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Earl Lawrence took the opportunity during Thursday’s lunch break to recognize the efforts of members of the FAA Light-Sport Aviation Branch for their assistance in completing the final sport pilot/light-sport aircraft rule.
“While we’re here critiquing much of the work you’ve developed to see how it meets the needs of the sport pilot community, EAA wants all members of the FAA sport pilot team to know how much we appreciate your dedication to the finalization of this rule,” he said. “Thanks for your efforts.”