Light Sport USA
The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul. -Walter Raleigh
Make your dream of flying come true more easily than ever before. Because of EAA's efforts, flying has become easier and less expensive. Obtain an FAA Sport Pilot Certificate at a lower cost with less time commitment than the Private Pilot Certificate. Now you can become a Sport Pilot with as little as 20 hours of flight instruction, flying a one or two seat aircraft capable of speeds up to 120 knots. Fly a Sport Pilot eligible aircraft with your driver's license serving as medical eligibility.
Flight Schools can now offer a new dimension of customer base. With the large number of people interested in Light Sport Pilot Licenses, FAA rules allow Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) to be utilized as training aircraft and for towing gliders. The fuel and maintenance costs are approximately one-third the expense of a Cessna 172 SP with comparable performance. The TL Series Aircraft is versatile, allowing flight training for both Private and Sport Pilot licenses. The whole-plane airframe parachute included in all TL Ultralight aircraft provides that margin of safety unavailable in certified aircraft.