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Can I earn a repairman certificate to maintain a standard category aircraft that meets the definition of an LSA?
I've been told that a 415C or 415CD Ercoupe can be converted to a 415D, which is not eligible for operation by sport pilots. Can the airplane be made eligible by converting it back to its original configuration?
Your information is not accurate with regards to Sport pilot privileges and aircraft weight limits. The only “official” defining weight limit is “Maximum Takeoff Weight”.

As you know, the definition of “light sport aircraft” is found in FAR 1.1

Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other than a helicopter or powered-lift that, since its original certification, has continued to meet the following:
(1) A maximum takeoff weight of not more than—
(i) 1,320 pounds (600 kilograms) for aircraft not intended for operation on water; or
(ii) 1,430 pounds (650 kilograms) for an aircraft intended for operation on water.

The FAA realized it needed to, and did, include the definition of “maximum takeoff weight” as it applies to the LSA definition in 1.1 and it is found on page 44793 of the Federal Register;

Certification of Aircraft and Airman for the Operation of Light-Sport aircraft; Final Rule. Dated July 27, 2004
It says, verbatim,

"Some commentators stated that lacking a definition of maximum take off weight, aircraft with fairly high performance characteristics could meet the definition of light-sport aircraft by limiting the approved weight and payload of the airplane. The FAA considers this a valid concern and has provided some additional constraints on the weight as detailed below. The maximum weight of a light-sport aircraft is the sum of :
(1) Aircraft empty weight;
(2) Weight of the passenger for each seat installed;
(3) Baggage allowance for each passenger; and
(4) Full fuel, including a minimum of the half hour fuel reserve required for day visual flight rules in FAR 91.151(a)(1)"

This definitively states the definition of ”maximum takeoff weight” of a light-sport aircraft as is used to determine what may be considered a light sport eligible aircraft and no other definition, or use of the term “maximum weight” as found in the F.A.R’s or elsewhere may be substituted at will. Not Gross weight, Maximum Gross weight, Maximum gross takeoff weight, or any of the other terms that are tossed around. This weight, “maximum takeoff weight”, as defined specifically by the FAA for LSA issues, as the sum of (1), (2), (3), and (4),

Example:
A Kitfox Series 5, with an empty weight of 710 lbs (1) with both seats filled (2), and, full fuel tanks (3), still leaves 63 pounds of for baggage allowance as required by (4)

Seats filled 2 x 180 = 360 lbs
Full tanks (inc header) 27 gal. x 6 lbs = 162 lbs
Empty weight as on current W&B = 710 lbs.
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1232 lbs
Baggage allowance 25 lbs
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1257 lbs as weighed and loaded

Weight at time of takeoff is 63 lbs LESS THAN 1320 lbs.
Note: In this loading configuration the aircraft is well within it’s demonstrated and published flight envelope

AND, the aircraft has not been altered or modified since it was issued it’s airworthiness certificate, in order to meet the definition.
Example: The fuel capacity has not been modified to lower the weight of (4) “full fuel.” as a result of installing smaller tanks.

Therefore, it has met the condition “since its original certification, has continued to meet the following:
1) A maximum takeoff weight of not more than… (add (1), (2), (3), and (4) (1320lbs max. land use) has been met

One pilot may, under Sport pilot privileges, operate the aircraft at “maximum takeoff weight” up to 1320 lbs, another pilot flying under private pilot privileges, up to the design weight, in this case 1400 lbs. Same aircraft.

One must read and understand the Final Rule and apply it correctly to the regulation it governs. I would look forward to any comments or corrections.
I have been told that a Cessna 172 can be flown under LSA rules as long as there is no more than one passenger. Is this correct?
I am a CFI. My student has necessary experience for light sport license and I find him competent and proficient in his LSA Taylorcraft. Now he wants a checkride with an examiner but the examiner will have to be 100 lbs or less to remain under gross weight (with 1.5 hrs fuel). Can he use a cessna 150 (not LSA) for his Sport Pilot checkride?
Can a Cessna 152 be owned and operated by a sport pilot?
Why is a Cessna 150 excluded?
Is there a chance the maximum gross weight will be raised?
What was the basis or justification used by the FAA for the selection of 1320 lbs as the maximum limit for the LSA? Did they pick the number out of a hat?
Can a commercial pilot with a valid medical fly a S-LSA higher than 10,000 MSL?
Can I fly a LSA over the ocean and if so are there any mileage limitations. I am interested in flying to the Bahamas.
I am a DPE in Houston and I have a request for a Sport Pilot check ride in an Ercoupe 415C with the original Ercoupe controls. In the past, if I gave a check ride in an Ercoupe, the applicant was restricted to only an Ercoupe. If he wanted to fly another aircplane with conventional controls, he would take another check ride. Is this also true for the Sport Pilot?
How big do N numbers need to be?
What is the horsepower limit on light sport?
Is there anything underway to increase the gross weight of sport pilot airplanes?
As a soon to be sport pilot in the US, I am trying to determine if used Murphy Elite, Rebel, Renegade Spirit, Maverick meet the following requirements:

*Its country of origin must have a bi-lateral agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.
*The aircraft must be eligible to operate in its country of origin.
*The aircraft must meet the consensus standards developed by the ASTM industry group and accepted by FAA.

I have come across a few that have N numbers, but can't tell if I will be legal if I buy one. If you can provide an answer or better yet, a link to the answers, I would appreciate it much.
Hi,
Can you kindly provide me a listing of all two-place, tricylce gear, enclosed cockpit aircraft, standard and experimental, which meet the Light Sport Aircraft category?
Can a C-172 or a C-152 be used as an instructional aircraft for a Sport Pilot license? Subpart J states it must be a single engine aircraft so would a 4-seater like a 172 qualify as a SP instructional aircraft? I thought only a SLSA could be used as an instructional aircraft.
I WOULD LIKE SOME STATISTICS ON LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT CRASHES.
I have an AirBorne trike with a rectifier for 12 volt powered accessories. Does this require me to have to install a mode C transponder to land at an airport underneath class B, but within the 30 mile veil? I did not know if any ELSA with a Rotax / rectifier constituted "an aircraft with an engine-driven electrical system"
I own a Cessna 140 and have heard rumors that that aircraft may be considered by the FAA to be allowed into the LSA catagory.
I am aware of the recent FAA ruling about changes in gross weight of certiificated aircraft. Does this apply to experimentals as well? Have looked at a couple of experimental Wag-Aero Cubys (Sport Trainers) recently just slightly over the LSA gross weight limitation. Any changes permitted?
I have been told that there is a maximum empty weight for a light sport aircraft as well as a max takeoff weight of 1320. It is suggested to be 890. Is this the case?
Since the Ercoupes are basicly the same (except for the weight variation) could one train on a D model & test on a C or CD model?
I'm a current GA pilot who flies my Piper Cherokee in the DC ADIZ, where I live. I'm interested in building a STOL CH 701 and flying in and out of the ADIZ. I've heard that EAA type aircraft are not allowed in the DC ADIZ, even when they have the proper transponder and radios. Is this true?
The taylorcraft DCO-65 lists several models with minor differences L2A-L2B-L2M etc. all have gross wt of 1300 lbs or less with exception on the L2-M which is 1325 lbs.The data plate lists only DCO-65 and doesnot refer to the (L) no.
My question is in restoring a DCO-65 and it is restored as an L-2A or L-2B is it a legal LSA? Also does maximum take off weight of less thean 1320 lbs over ride the max gross wt of 1320? In the end is there any way I can make a DCO-65 which has been called a L-2M legal?
Is there a database that list airports at have Auto gas?
I live about 100 miles from my company and am interested in purchasing a lsa to travel to work. Can a lsa be written off as a business expense?
How is maximum continuous cruise power defined? Is it a brief, but not sustainable power setting, or is it a setting at which I may cruise all day?
When completing the Aircraft Bill of Sale form 8050-2, what goes on the line after "Purchaser", where the form says "AND TO (enter the name of the) EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND ASSIGNS TO HAVE AND TO HOLD SINGULARLY THE SAID ARICRAFT FOREVER AND WARRANTS THE TITLE THEREOF:" ?
Why doesn't the Bellanca 7ACA meet light sport specifications? I can see no reason from the type certificate that it should be excluded from the FAA list.
I am looking at a bl12-65 taylorcraft that has the f19 conv., the owner tells me now that it can be converted back to sport pilot, and replacarded to show the old 1200lb. weight limit instead of the new stc'd 1500lb gross weight. I think he is wrong, what is correct?
Would a Grumman aa1-a or aa-1b qaulify as a LSA? Everthing seems to fit except the stall speed is 51 knots, which exceeds the limit by 6 knots. Is there any modifications you can do to alter this?
I AM FLYING A J3-65 WITH CLIP WINGS AND A 85 HP UPGRADE. WILL THIS AIRPLANE FALL UNDER THE LIGHT SPORT CAT. IF ALL THE WEIGHTS AND SPEEDS DO.
Under what conditions and FAR's can a VFR day only airplane be flown legally after sunset or before sunrise if any. FAR 91.209 question
I am curious as why no provisions were made to attempt to include aircraft such as the Cessna 150 in the Sport Pilot rule?
I'm looking for a two seater with dual controls. I see that you've got quite a list of planes in various categories, but I don't see any mention as to whether these are dual control planes or not.
Since an ORIGINAL J-3 Cub meets the LSA specifications, is it recognized as an LSA aircraft?

If so, why don't traditional aircraft like the J-3 appear on your list of LSA aircraft.
The weight limitation in FAR 1.1 is "maximum takeoff weight" and is defined in the Final Rule 'Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 27, 2004 / Rules and Regulations' as:

"The maximum weight of
a light-sport aircraft is the sum of:
(1) Aircraft empty weight;
(2) Weight of the passenger for each
seat installed;
(3) Baggage allowance for each
passenger; and
(4) Full fuel, including a minimum of
the half-hour fuel reserve required for
day visual flight rules in § 91.151(a)(1)."

Please cite your source to justify your repeated use and substitution of the words "gross weight".
Is it possible to train for Sport Pilot in a Cessna 150, and if so, how many additional hours would I need to switch over to the Gobosh 700s? I was informed that going from yoke, to stick and rudder, would get me killed.
I have an original cessna 120...factory equipped as a float plane....does this make teh weight limit for LSA?
Can be certificated a twin 30 HP engines aircraft as an LSA?? a plane like the French Cri Cri.
If a Luscombe 8A receives a C75-12, does it still qualify as LSA?
What are the requirements to convert eligible aircraft - Piper J4E to a light sport aircraft?
I own an aeronca 7CCM (converted from 7AC). When converted approx. 25 years ago, long stroke oleos were installed, as reflected in a form 337, resulting in a gross weight of 1,350 lbs. However, when I purchased the aircraft in 1994, it had standard oleos (gross = 1,300 lbs), which I and inspector realized to be the case in 2005. Can a new 337 be issued and wt. and bal. be recomputed for aircraft as configured?
What is the the significance of VsubH?
I can't find a difinition for it anywhere!
Can the 45 kt. stall speed be met with flaps down or is it the flaps up (clean) stall speed.
Can the katana da20 a1 qualify and be registered as a light sport aircraft?
If I build or buy an experimental or light-sport aircraft, and do not plan on flying IFR, or in A, B, or C. airspace, or under their veils, or over 10,000 feet MSL, must I have a transponder with an electrical system?
I have a Private Pilot license. I am thinking about letting my third class medical certificate expire, and start flying a sport plane. Must I apply for a sport pilot license, or can I keep using my private pilot license?
I would rather buy a standard aircraft but I want a starter on it. Do you know of any besides the Ercoupe that qualify with a starter other than armstrong? Tri-gear would also be nice.
Can a standard category aircraft meeting LSA requirements be transferred to E-LSA category if a complete rebuild requires over 50% of parts replaced-rebuilt?(Aeronca 11ACS)
A 1946 Champ qualifies as a LSA. Does the aircraft registration\airworthiness certificate need to be converted to "LSA"?
Can you give me the jutification that the FAA uses for not allowing sport pilots to do routine maintenance (oil changes, wheel grease, etc) on a certificated light sport eligible aircraft? (Ercoupe, Luscombe, Piper Cub, Aeronca, etc)? I can't see the logic behind it. If I ask a private pilot to change my oil (who knows absolutely nothing about my plane) can he sign my logbbok? If so, don't you agree that is a little counter intuitive (nice way to say "stupid").
I am currently rebuilding ground up a Taylorcraft BC-12D, standard airworthiness certificate. Is there two good reasons why one would want to get the special airworthiness certificate for Light Sport Aircraft designation on that airplane?
I am about to license my homebuilt v-max. It does not have an electrical system and therefor no transponder. So, I live in the Phoenix area with it's class B airspace. What are my choices. Stay 33 miles away from Sky Harbor? Find a battery powered transponder with mode C? Am I exempt without an electrical system even though it's brand new?
I own/fly a standard catagory aircraft (PA-15 Vagabond) eligible to be operated by a Sport Pilot. Can I take the 16 hour Repairman Inspection course and do the anual condition inspection on this aircraft?? Or take the 120 hour course and do the routine repair/maintneance???
What is the reasoning behind restricting certified aircraft that have been flown in a configuration outside the LSA rules from being reconfigured and flown under LSA such as an Ercoupe 415CD that was 337'd to a D model? It would seem that reconfiguring it to CD standards would only make sense. FAR 1.1 seems to exclude such aircraft without logical reason.
Can a Culiver cadet (1941 retractable gear) be considered a
sport aircraft?
I can't find the list of older aircraft that meet the LSA requirements anywhere on your website. Please help.
Where can I secure an STC to use Mogas on a Cessna 172? What is the cost?
Stall speed for a light sport eligible Experimental Amateur-built aircraft is listed as .... "A maximum stalling speed or minimum steady flight speed without the use of lift-enhancing devices (VS1) of not more than 45 knots CAS at the aircraft’s maximum certificated takeoff weight and most critical center of gravity."
What constitutes "lift enhancing devices"? Flaps? Vortex Generators? Any other such devices that I can't name?
I cannot find specifications for the Aeronca 11CC specifically. It appears to be the same as the other "C" series at approximately 750 net and 1250 gross pounds. However it is not listed on the EAA chart of acceptable planes for LS. Where can I find this information?
I am a rated pilot commercial SMEL with Instument but as I grow older and now fly for recreational reasons only I am contemplating purchasing a Aeronca Champ that weights l474 lbs. Is there a chance that the FAA will raise the weight limitation to include these older docile fun to fly airplanes so that more of us can participate under the new sport pilot definition?
Does a sailplane or glider meet the definition of "sport aircraft"?
A friend has offered his Aeronca 7AC for my Sport Pilot training. Can the aircraft operate with its current standard category certificate or does a special airworthiness certificate need to be issued?
I want to replace the A65 engine in a Luscombe with an O-200. I live at 6500 feet elevation and need extra power. First, will the O-200 fit the A65 engine mount? Second, will the O-200 aircraft still be light sport if I don't exceed the 1320 pound limit?
Does the Piper Colt 2-seater qualify as a light-sport aircraft
I am a A&P mechanic and I own a FAA registered Taylorcraft DCO-65 (manufacturers s/n L-5779) PROJECT. It had been operating in the standard category since military surplus in July 1945 until its last flight back in Aug. 1973. It probably had spoilers at one time. The logs and 337 forms show the left hand wing was replaced twice and the right wing repaired once. The replacement wings were only serviceable. No mention is made of spoilers during all this time frame. I have inspected the airframe & wings against the blueprints. This DCO-65 does not have the specific fuel wing tanks for the spoiler control rods to pass through. It has nothing regarding the spoiler system. Anything that could be easily removed has been removed. Items such as clamps, rods, bellcranks, handles, pulleys, cables, etc. that are held on by bolts, screws, and nuts have been removed. The important part is the 2 clevises that have a permanent weld have been removed. These clevises hold the spoiler handle and a pulley. The aircraft records do not show any of this. Someone did a great job of removing the clevises as it looks like they were never installed. There is a possibility of an airframe swap years ago but all the paperwork is in order. The serial number on the data plate matches the required serial # on the throttle lever. All Bill of Sales are in order. You have to have faith in the system but I’ve seen lot of poor record keeping on this aircraft through the years. You would really have to know the L-2M specific configuration to know the L-2M.

QUESTIONS: This airframe by data plate is a DCO-65 s/n L-5779. Serial number L-5779 makes this a L-2M version. The M version does not qualify as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). The L-2A/B does qualify as a LSA. I inspected my DCO-65 airframe against the engineering drawings. My fuselage and wings meet the L-2A/B configuration- no spoilers. I have no engine cowling at this time but I can build the 2 different styles and change configuration around all day. A/B (open cowl) or M (pressure cowl).

1. This DCO-65 now weighs less than the max gross allowed of 1325lbs.which should put it into the LSA category. Also there are no parts or installs that make this a L-2M. It is only a L-2M by the manufacturers serial # L-5779.

2. Can I go LSA as a DCO-65 without spoilers and technically call it a L-2M by serial # only?

3. Can I put on open engine cowl versus the pressure cowl since the aircraft is truly an A/B configuration? And still call it an M.

4. If I have to go the standard category and not the LSA route. Now that I have no spoiler system do I have to re-install one to get the DCO-65 up to the standard category? Make it back to the DCO-65 with spoilers due to the serial number assignment.

I am slowly working on rebuilding this aircraft. I’d love to see this aircraft in the LSA category because the aircraft configuration truly fits. It’s a L-2A/B. I hate to modify the configuration and turn it into a L-2M. Those 2 clevises I mentioned above tells it all at least to me. It looks like they were never installed along with the proper wing tanks but I have to give the parts removal and lack of paperwork the benefit of a doubt. I’m in a bit of a dilemma. I am long way from flying but I do need to know the correct configuration to build it to.

Can I have your opinion? Can you please direct me to the right folks? I’m sure I need to contact someone in the FAA or a DAR. I’d like to get a letter authorized by the FAA to go the LSA category while rebuilding. Maybe I do not even have to go this way. Maybe I’m already legal just depending on the FAA rules interpretation.
In your answer re: the taylorcraft DCO-65 L 2M. You stated
"if the airplane has ever been operated outside the limits "
What constitutes "operation"?
can a standard category aircraft fitting LSA qualifications that is being totally rebuilt by it's owner be transferred to E-LSA category?
Can a light sport motor glider have a feathering or folding prop? Retractable landing grar?
What is the difference between an Ercoupe 415-C and an Ercoupe C/D?
To fly a qualifying standard catagory aircraft as an LSA do you have to register it with the FAA and declare it as an LSA, or can you fly it registered "as is" by virtue of the gross weight, speeds, etc.?
Can a light sport aircaft be used for commercial purposes? (example sight-seeing tours)
Is there anything in the works with the FAA to increase the gross allowable weight for aircraft in the LSA catagory?
Will we ever be able to fly the Cessna 150 or Piper Tomahawk in the sport pilot catagory? I know these planes are a little bit above the LSA weight class, but they are two seaters and will not reach Lsa's max speed. It would make flying for people like myself who don't $100,000 to $125,000 or moore lying around to invest in the dream of flight. I feel that a waiver should be considered for these planes to be allowed in the LSA catagory.
Does EAA offer a test kit for alcohol in gas?
Can I give training in one of the older LSA eligible aircraft such as a 65 hp Luscombe, Champ, Taylorcraft or Cub etc, or will I need to buy one of the new and expensive factory certified SLSA machines to give training in?
If a Sport Pilot check ride in an Ercoupe 415C with the original Ercoupe controls is restricted to only an Ercoupe, could one get a check ride in a SLSA using conventional rudder controls and later transition to an Ercoupe with only a CFI sign off?
What does it take to become a FAA approved supplier of aircraft parts?
Our club is trying to determine which of its gliders can be flown at sport pilot. They both meet the weight limits, but we were wondering about the top speed criteria. What speed is used to determine which gliders qualify? Vne does not seem appropriate, since other sport planes have vne higher than 120kts.
Does an M18 Mooney Mite qualify as light sport airplane?
Is an Ercoupe 415-C that has been upgraded to a CD and having a C-85 engine still LSA Compliant?
Aeronca 7FC (TriChamp), 1960 model, can't find it on LSA list as either being or not being LSA.
Does a 1947 Aeronca L-16A, 7BCM (7DC conversion) with no-bounce landing gear and C-85 Continental qualify as a Light Sport Aircraft?
Is the Piper PA-18 qualify as an LSA?
Can a light sport aircraft obtain a standard airworthiness certificate if all the necessary equipment is installed to allow for commercial operations? How difficult of a process is this?
I have heard the cessna 150 may be certified sa a LSA do you have any information?
I want to purchase a sport aircraft, and I am looking at a Luscombe 8A. The owner tells me that the original engine has been replaced with a 90 hp engine. Does this still meet the requirements of Sport aircraft? If not, can it be converted back to a 65 hp engine aircraft?
Can l get my sports licesese in a Aeronca factory certified, registered aircraft with a take off weight less than 13020 pds?
I am buying a PA-15 (piper vagabond) that will be flown as an LSA. I have heard that there are STC's for (1) individual seat belts to replace to single lap belt (2) upgrade to dual controls and (3) replacement of the gas tank to ones in the wings. I could not find information on any of these STC's on the FAA website. Is there another reference for these STC's (I'd like to know who the owner of these STC's is).
Can you get a Luscombe 8e to have its gw restricted to 1320 lb for sport light under utility category or some category so it can meet both spl and normal, has this been done yet
I have found a Ercoupe 415C with no log books and no engine, how would I go about certification for light sport?
Does a Gruman Amarican AA1B Two passenger Trainer qualify as a LSA
can a Cessna 120 be flown as an LSA with just a pilot?
I am searching for a light sport aircraft--I found one advertised as a light sport, but I am not sure it qualifies / the seller says it does because it `s airworthiness certificate lists it as experimental research aircraft. It is a 1966 Alon Aircoupe N4586E
In checking Ercoupe specs., doesn't seem it meets the gross wt., and stall speed specs. for light sport? Could you clarify?
I own a 415c Ercoupe a was told I need to register my Airplane as an LSA if I want to fly under the Sport Pilot Rule.
I got records from the FAA for a 1947 Ercoupe 415CD that show one registration application and certificate out of 30 or so registrations and bills of sale over the years document the Ercoupe as a D model. Just one late 1947 registration shows it documented as a D model. I suspect no one cared about model numbers in 1947. All filed 337s in FAA records list the Ercoupe as a 415CD from birth until now. I suspect this one registration is probably a mistake but is probably disqualifying the Ercoupe for LSA even though, since that one registration in 1947, the Ercoupe has been registered as a CD. Am I correct in the documentation being disqualifying?
With a sport pilot certificate, can I fly a Tripacer PA22?
The Piper PA16 seems to meet the criteria as a Sport Plane, am I correct?
What is the main difference between an Ercoupe c and an ercoupe d. They both have the same engine (C-75) but the D model has a greater Max gross weight?
Can a Private Pilot (or RP) operating under the privileges of Sport Pilot (i.e. no 3rd class FAA medical) perform preventive maintenance on his/her own certificated aircraft the same as when that PP had a medical?
Can a cessina 150 be considered a light-sport aircarft?
I am nearing the end of my sport pilot training and preparing for my check ride. The DPE that gave me my student certificate told me that he was unsure if he could give me my check ride as a sport pilot. Can he?
I own an Ercoupe with ser# 136. It has been given many up-grades inc Two 15 gal wing tanks. Its empty wt. is 947 lbs. Rated gross is 1400lbs. Can I fly under Sport Pilot rules by Flying with just enough fuel to bring my gross take-off weight up to 1320 lbs or by flying with no passenger?
I have a J3 Cub which is in Normal Category. I wish to fly it as a LSA so I can use my drivers license as a medical. Do I need to re-certify the Cub in anyway or is it automatically qualified as LSA.
I AM A SPORT PILOT AND OWN AN ERCOUPE 415-C. CAN I DO WHAT IS CONSIDERED REGULAR MAINTENANACE ON THIS AIRCRAFT?
It is my understanding there is a movement on to bring the Cessna 150 into the sport pilot classifaction. Is this true and what if any chance do you think it has of being passed?
I am almost finished restoring a 1946 7AC Champ. It was stored since 1952. While my FAA principal was checking it for 3 field approvals (which he gave me!!!)he reminded me that the airworthy certificate was invalid. Should I reapply as certificated standard/utility category or as an LSA. Do these Champs and Cubs that have current AWC need to be re-certified?
Which of the Aeronca Champs qualifies as an LSA?
Is a tri gearChamp model 7FC considered in the light sport category?
How do I know if a particular plane, such as a J3 cub or Taylorcraft, actually qualifies as a LSA?
An aircraft mechanic holding an A&P rating has not performed maintenance activities or made any logbook entries since 2001. How does he comply with FAR 65.83 to obtain a current status so he can resume maintenance work and make logbook entries?
Does the Ercoupe qualify as an LSA?
My grandfather owned a 1946 Ercoupe. I have a picture with the NC93 number on the tail. I also have his name and address (in 1947) - how can I track down this plane?
I weigh 290lbs. I'd like to fly a LSA. With the weight of an instructor and fuel, are there any planes which I could fly? I currently have my Private Cert. Thank you in advance. Dan
I received my A&P license many years ago but did not use it. What would I need to do to get the full benefit of my license?
I have the list for standard category aircraft listing that meet the definition of light sport aircraft, is there any progress on having any other aircraft that could be added to this list such as a Cessna 150 type aircraft as these are not much bigger then the light sport type?
Can a standard category aircraft be used for sport pilot instruction after 31 Jan 2010? Can it also be used as a rental aircraft to a sport pilot who does not own his own light sport aircraft?
Can I take a Standard airworthiness certificated airplane, Cessna 140 or Citabria for example, and convert it to an experimental airworthiness certificate and fly it at a gross weight of no more than 1320 pounds and legally fly it as an LSA?
Can a Cessna 120 be used for a light sport aircraft?
As a PP-SEL with an expired medical, and planning to convert to Sport Pilot, I'm considering purchasing a Champ that was re-classified as "Experimental" a number of years ago. The aircraft qualifies as LSA, and has an "N" number. Can it be maintained under the Sport Pilot LSA self-maintenance rules?
Does a Standard Category airplane like a Piper J3 have to have a new Airworthiness Certificate issued for Sport Pilots to fly it as PIC?
Do I need dual brakes to instruct in a light sport tail dragger aircraft by requlation?(pre-war chief) It was done during the warII.
If I am looking for an LSA fixed wing airplane to add to my flight school for training and rental, what kind of airplane should I be looking for?
Where can I find a list of 'production' aircraft produced in the 'standard' category that are 'approved' by the FAA for a 'light-sport' pilot.
I own a 415D Ercoupe, GW 1400#. Is there any activity to increase light sport GW from 1320#?
Can a non-LSA A/C, e.g, Cessna 150, be converted to an LSA by reducing the gross weight, e.g, conversion to taildragger to eliminate the weight of the nose gear or other mods. reduction of max CAS, etc.? Any suggestions since the LSA and S-LSA A/C are limited in the used A/C market?
Can a Standard Category airplane that meets the requirements of a LSA be used for flight instruction for hire for both Private Pilot training and Sport Pilot training? For instance an Aeronca 7AC or Piper J3.
I keep hearing that there is a maximum Hp of 100 to be eligible for Light Sport Aircraft. I was looking to buy a 1946 7AC CHAMP that was upgraded with (stc) 115 HP 0-235. Gross weight 1220 the seller claims to be lsa. What can I do to be sure? I looked up the N number and the Airworthy still shows Engine Manufacturer CONT MOTOR Classification Standard
Engine Model A&C65 SERIES.

Thanks
When you refer to "Original Configuration" and the replacing of the original engine type with another, ( even if STC'd) you make no reference to the aircraft's TCDS. Looking at the preamble of the FAR as published in FR 444791 we see "...the sport pilot must operate the aircraft within the limits of the aircraft's flight manual and type certificate data sheet". I have not seen this subtle point mentioned except in another publication when responding to a readers question about engine swap. My interest is the replacement of the original engine in an Aeronca L-16 with another of higher power. What is your opinion as to the specificity of the TCDS.
Where can I find the operating costs of various LSA fixed wing airplanes?
Is a culver cadet LCA Wt 1305 or
Is a Taylorcraft BC12D considered light sport aircafts
Does the 78 Piper Tomahawk qualify as a LSA?
I have a 7EC champ with a listed gross of 1450 lbs. Is there any way that this plane will qualify for a LSA classification.
Can a person with a sport pilot cert. fly a homebuilt LSA Helicopter?
Could I convert a light certified aircraft of under 1320 grose wieght pounds,with 65HP motor, to a sportplane category? It is an Aeronca tandem with dual controls.
Can a standard category aircraft that meets the definition of LSA be converted to an S-LSA TC?
I want to buy a ercoupe 415-C and operate it under light sport, can I do the same with a 415-C/D I thought I read I could but had someone tell me I can't. So what is it? thanks
Does a Blanik L-13 glider qualify as a Light Sport aircraft?
Can an aircraft like a Cub or Aircoupe that original had a 65 hp engine, but has been re-engined with an 85 hp engine, be flown by a Light Sport pilot?
I have a 1948 Luscombe 8A that I have owned for 20 years and it has a continental C-90-8 (no starter etc) installed in 1959. The airwirthiness certificate now reads "Model 8F" (1400 lb. gross). Is there any means by which the gross weight could be changed to comply with the 1320 lb. LSA rule, perhaps an STC or other method? Do you think and STC could be developed for this purpose? Given that the new Luscombe with the O-200 and Rotec radial (110 h.p.) was approved for LSA I would think it may be possible to develop an STC. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
With a sport pilot certificate can I perform preventative maintenance on a standard category aircraft I own?
I am a student pilot. I plan to buy an aircraft soon. Can I buy a turbo normalized aircraft, or is that a big leap for a low time pilot?
I have been looking at several Light sport eligible standard Cat. aircraft, One of them at one time may have had a controllable pitch prop is it still eligible for operation as a LSA?
MAY I ASK WHAT ERCOUPES ARE LSA AIRCRAFT? THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CONSIDERATION
I see there is a 16 hour Inspection course and a Mainteneance course 120 hours- where/when is this 120 hour course given. Looking to gain more knowledge of flying. EAA Member
I am a novice pilot with about 10 hours in fixed wing and about 3 hours in rotor wing. I find that rotor craft are more fun and challenge me more but the question that concerns me is I have seen helicopters that are considered ultralights and don't need a license but have not seen any that would be considered light sport aircraft and would need a only a LSA certificate to fly. Does anyone know if there is any helicopters that only require a LSA certificate?
Will a Luscombe 8E be sport pilot leagle if fited with floats?? The 8E has 1400 lb. gross wt. certification.
I have been told that there is a adapter kit for a cesna 120/140 to modify it for sports pilot. do you have anything on this? Where would I get it and approx. cost.?
Does Piper C90 cub qualify as an LSA aircraft?
Does my 1978 Piper Super Cub 150 qualify for sport? If not can it be modified to qualify?

I purchased this plane new and therefore have been flying it for over 33 years.
It is not clear to me if a piper J-3c-65 upgraded with a larger engine such as a C-85, or C-90 is accepted as an LSA. Could you please clarify? Can the engine be further modified with O-200 parts and still be an LSA?
Can I convert a Cessna 140 to Light Sport??
Can a cesna 150 be flown under light sport rules
If an Aeronca 7EC has a gross weight of BOTH/EITHER 1400 0r 1300 pounds depending on the type of landing gear it was built with , can you take a 1400 pound no-bounce aircraft and re-certify it at 1300 pounds by changing its landing gear? IE- does it then become a LSA?
Hi, If I buy a 1946 Ercoupe 415C which should qualify as a light sport, what do I have to do to get the aircraft certified and registered as such.
Are any aerobatic aircraft currently elegible for LSA certification?
I hold a pilot certificate with single and multi ratings,my medical is out and I want to fly under sport pilot but my Beech Skipper is not LSA,is there an exception.
If you earn your sport pilot certificate in an Ercoupe with no rudder pedals is there a limitation on your pilot certificate limiting you to two-axis airplanes? Or can a sport pilot examiner even give you a certificate in an Ercoupe w/o rudder pedals?
Is the Cessna 120 in the light sport category?

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