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At least 15 light-sport aircraft manufacturers will show their stuff this weekend as the EAA Sport Pilot Tour makes its first stop of the year at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona. Aviation enthusiasts can get an up-close look at wide variety of LSA currently available, plus learn all about the rules and what it will take to participate in the exciting new world of sport flying from the SP/LSA authority—EAA.

"We’re excited to bring the Sport Pilot Tour to Arizona, said Ron Wagner, manager of EAA field relations and member of the EAA HQ Sport Pilot Team. “The Phoenix area has a very active aviation community and a strong EAA Chapter network.  Sport pilot brings even more opportunities for participation in flight to this great aviation hot spot.”

Also offered are a wide variety of sport pilot forums and LSA manufacturers’ exhibits. EAA’s Sport Pilot Team has the scoop on transitioning to LSA, maintenance requirements and regulations, medical considerations, plus tips on what questions to ask before buying your own light-sport aircraft. Many exhibitors may even offer you a demo flight, weather permitting.

Other activities at Mesa:

  • Learn how to become a pilot faster, cheaper, and easier than ever before;
  • Apply for a free sport pilot student pilot certificate with EAA;
  • Attend an FAA “Wings” safety program related to light-sport aviation, earn credit toward an FAA “Wings Program”;
  • Meet EAA members from area Chapters 228, 538, and 1217.

The event will take place at the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) Arizona Wing Facility located on the southwest corner of Falcon Field (FFZ) at the intersection of Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, call 800-JOIN EAA, or visit www.sportpilot.org/learn/tour.html . We’ll see you there.

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