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Light-Sport Aircraft

Whether you're completely new to aviation or are already an experienced pilot, light-sport aircraft (LSA) and the corresponding sport pilot certificate make flying easier, more affordable, and more accessible - not to mention fun!

The sport pilot certificate enables new pilots to learn to fly half the time and for half the cost of previous alternatives, while existing pilots can transition to a simpler world of recreational flying that’s free from hassles and red tape.

The LSA category encompasses a wide variety of aircraft including two-seat ultralight-type designs and powered parachutes, antiques and classics, and the latest composite aircraft. Whether you want to buy or build, you’ll find an aircraft that’s right for you! 



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Getting Started

Whether you’re just about to learn to fly for the first time or you’re a long-time pilot looking to transition, EAA can help.

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Instruction

Whether you’re a brand-new student or a seasoned aviator interested in transitioning to the world of light-sport aircraft, you need training.

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Programs

EAA members have access to aviation experts and advice for their LSA and sport pilot questions.

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Video

Watch and learn from inspiring videos of light-sport aircraft.

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Discussion Board

It's common to have questions. See what others are saying about light-sport aircraft on our discussion boards.

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Light-Sport at AirVenture

See all the ultralight, LSA, and homebuilt rotorcraft activity in store for you at Oshkosh!

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First Real Cross Country Flight
With only 44 hours in his logbook, EAA's Brady Lane took off on his first real cross country flight from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to Arkansas. With no GPS and no VOR, he knew this flight would put all his newly learned sport pilot skills to the test.
Mark Solper Named Chairman of EAA Ultralight/Light Sport Aircraft Council
10/3/2018

Mark Solper, EAA 1098006, who has years of experience in ultralights and a variety of other aircraft types, has been named chairman of EA... Read More

EAA Proposes ADS-B Solution for Light-Sport Aircraft
1/21/2016

EAA has proposed a path forward for owners of special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) to equip ADS-B equipment per the FAA’s 2020 mand... Read More

SAM Aircraft Acquired by Zenith/Zenair
1/21/2016

SAM Aircraft assets have been acquired by the sons of aircraft designer Chris Heintz, owners ... Read More