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Revised Sport Pilot/LSA Consensus Standards Released

April 23, 2015 - The FAA recently made available a set of 11 revised consensus standards related to the sport pilot and light-sport aircraft (LSA) rule. The ASTM International Committee F37 on Light-Sport Aircraft developed the revised standards with FAA approval. The revised standards cover design and performance requirements as well as airworthiness standards for powered parachutes, light-sport airplanes, gyroplanes, lighter-than-air sport aircraft, sport gliders, and electric propulsion for sport aircraft. They also include specifications for light-sport airplane pilot operating handbooks.

Members who own and/or operate aircraft under the sport-pilot and LSA rule are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the revised standards. The FAA will be accepting comments on the revisions until June 15. View the Federal Register notice for more information on the revised standards and how to comment.

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