Sport Pilot is ready for people who are looking to fly for fun with lower cost and time barriers, and the November 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics tells more about the rule, airplanes and possibilities available while flying in light-sport aircraft (LSA). The magazine’s Jeff Wise spent several days at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005, exploring the opportunities and flying in several newly certificated light-sport aircraft.
Wise used the LSA Mall at EAA AirVenture as his base to explore the world of airplanes that are available to potential sport pilots. EAA sport pilot experts Ron Wagner and Joe Norris were interviewed and quoted extensively about this new segment of aviation and how current and future sport pilots can participate.
“Popular Mechanics sees the future of flight in the sport pilot revolution,” said EAA president Tom Poberezny. “The magazine chose EAA AirVenture because it knew this is the place where all of aviation gathers, and its reporters talked with EAA because we lead the way in the resources and industry-wide support people need to realize their own dreams of flight.”
The November issue of Popular Mechanics, with the six-page sport pilot feature, is available on newsstands now. It will also be available online (www.popularmechanics.com) next month. The magazine’s daily report from EAA AirVenture is also available online at www.popularmechanics.com/blog/science.