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WELCOME TO THE EAA SPORT PILOT TOUR


Welcome to the EAA Sport Pilot Tour, a nationwide preview of new light-sport aircraft and a place to learn more about the new sport pilot opportunity. Sport Pilot Tour events bring EAA members and chapter members together with local FAA pilots and the general public who want to get a closer look at this new affordable form of aviation.

Perhaps the most important feature of the Sport Pilot Tour is that it comes to you. Instead of traveling across the country to an air show, EAA wants to visit you at a nearby airport. Watch this website for the latest calendar update on future EAA Sport Pilot Tour stops.

Attendance is free at the touring events, which have already appeared at sites across the USA. The first five events were held at Marysville, California, Golden West Regional Fly-in; at an airport just northwest of downtown St. Louis, and at a beautiful site north of Pittsburgh, Collin County Regional Airport, near Dallas, Texas and at Camarillo Airport in the Los Angeles area. An upcoming stop is scheduled February 18, 2006, at Falcon Field in Meza, Arizona, near Phoenix.


At the first five EAA Sport Pilot Tour stops, the educational forums were warmly received. Attendance has been standing room only to hear EAA staff members such as Ron Wagner explain the many aspects of the SP/LSA regulations.

If you have questions about SP/LSA, the EAA Sport Pilot Tour is the place to get answers. If you’ve been unsure about light-sport aircraft, come have an up-close look and talk to the people behind these new aircraft in a relaxed atmosphere that will help you make a good decision about participation. Each event typically has 7-14 new LSA models, though more are expected as the supply of aircraft grows.

At all Sport Pilot Tours, attendees will find the following:

  • EAA forums with complete information on topics such as:

    New Sport Pilot Certificate
    New Light-Sport Aircraft
    Transitioning Ultralight Pilots and Aircraft
    Medical Requirements
    The Flight Instruction Opportunity for Existing CFIs

  • Forums are inside hangars and happen regardless of weather
  • New Light-Sport Aircraft for examination
  • Manufacturer-conducted demonstration flights
  • FAA Wings Safety Program presentation (at some events)
  • Complimentary Sport Pilot student certificate issuance for current EAA members, an excellent value at some locations

Each Sport Pilot Tour stop opens to the public at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Forums are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Manufacturer flying demos occur throughout the day (weather permitting).

Come early and register for a fun day of recreational aviation at its finest!


EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: 920/426.4800

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