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1 of Lock Haven Be A Sport! an FAA WINGS Safety Seminar presented by H. Paul Shuch, CFII Chief Flight Instructor AvSport of Lock Haven

2 of Lock Haven Objectives: Understand and comply with the FAA Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft rules, including: Requirements Restrictions Regulations

3 of Lock Haven The Sport Pilot Rule: Effective 1 Sept pages of fine print Amends these FARs: Part1 Part 21 Part 43 Part 45 Part 61 Part 65 Part 91

4 of Lock Haven Sport Pilot License Light Sport Aircraft

5 of Lock Haven Purpose of the Sport Pilot Rule? To improve safety, by bringing Part 103 (ultralight) aircraft and pilots under FAA control!

6 of Lock Haven What’s an LSA? 14 CFR Part 1.1 Categories/classes: Airplane Single Engine Land Airplane single Engine Sea Glider Lighter than Air Gyroplane Powered Parachute Weight-Shift Control (Land/Sea)

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8 What’s an LSA? (airplane) 2 seats maximum Fixed landing gear Fixed Pitch Propeller 1320 # max gross weight 45 knot max stall speed 120 knot max cruise speed 2 seats maximum Fixed landing gear Fixed Pitch Propeller 1320 # max gross weight 45 knot max stall speed 120 knot max cruise speed

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10 Basis for LSA? European Microlight Aircraft

11 of Lock Haven Mostly European Imports

12 of Lock Haven An Example

13 of Lock Haven Modern, all metal airframe Robust Tricycle Landing Gear 100 hp Rotax engine Fully instrumented Fully LSA compliant ASTM Consensus Standards An Example

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16 of Lock Haven An Example

17 of Lock Haven “Grandfathered”

18 Who can qualify? You can! If you can drive, you can fly. You can! If you can drive, you can fly.

19 of Lock Haven Sport Pilot Requirements: 17 years minimum age 3 rd Class Medical certificate -or- Valid US drivers license 15 hours of dual instruction 5 hours of solo flight Pass Written & Flight Tests

20 of Lock Haven Sport Pilot Limitations: LSA only Daylight hours only 3 mile minimum visibility Fly within sight of ground Visual Flight Rules only In uncongested airspace 10,000 ft maximum altitude LSA only Daylight hours only 3 mile minimum visibility Fly within sight of ground Visual Flight Rules only In uncongested airspace 10,000 ft maximum altitude

21 of Lock Haven Formal Curriculum:

22 of Lock Haven Training Materials: Flight Bag Pilot Logbook Pilot Handbook Flight Computer Navigation Plotter Sport Pilot Syllabus Sport Pilot Training Record Airman’s Information Manual Federal Aviation Regulations Sport Pilot Flight Maneuvers Sport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test Practical Test Preparation Book Knowledge Test Prep Software Download

23 of Lock Haven Flight School Forms :

24 of Lock Haven Checklists:

25 Up, Up, and Away! Pre-Solo Module: Your own Sport Pilot Kit 9.5 hours of dual instruction 0.5 hours of supervised solo 16 hours of ground training Pre-Solo Module: Your own Sport Pilot Kit 9.5 hours of dual instruction 0.5 hours of supervised solo 16 hours of ground training

26 of Lock Haven Up, Up, and Away! Prerequisites: Be at least 16 years of age Have valid US driver’s license Show proof of US citizenship, or obtain TSA approval Prerequisites: Be at least 16 years of age Have valid US driver’s license Show proof of US citizenship, or obtain TSA approval

27 of Lock Haven Up, Up, and Away! Completion Standards: Be fully qualified to operate safely in the local pattern Be ready to pass written exam Have experienced the thrill of your first solo flight Completion Standards: Be fully qualified to operate safely in the local pattern Be ready to pass written exam Have experienced the thrill of your first solo flight

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29 Out On Your Own! Post-Solo Module: 6.5 hours of Dual Instruction 5.5 hours of Solo Flight 13.5 hours of individualized ground instruction Post-Solo Module: 6.5 hours of Dual Instruction 5.5 hours of Solo Flight 13.5 hours of individualized ground instruction

30 of Lock Haven Out On Your Own! Prerequisites: Complete our pre-solo module Enjoy your first Solo Flight Pass the FAA knowledge test Instructor recommendation Prerequisites: Complete our pre-solo module Enjoy your first Solo Flight Pass the FAA knowledge test Instructor recommendation

31 of Lock Haven Out On Your Own! Completion Standards: Meet FAA training requirements Be fully qualified as PIC for local and cross-country flight Be ready to pass FAA flight test Completion Standards: Meet FAA training requirements Be fully qualified as PIC for local and cross-country flight Be ready to pass FAA flight test

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33 How Long Does It Take? Accelerated programs exist: train all day, every day; Zero to license in a week! I call them “crash courses” (and I don’t recommend them!)

34 of Lock Haven How Long Does It Take? At a more comfortable three lessons per week, you should expect to solo in about four weeks, and earn your Sport Pilot license in as little as three months.

35 of Lock Haven Class A Airspace? Never! Never!

36 of Lock Haven VFR On Top? Never! Never!

37 of Lock Haven Above 10,000 ft MSL? Only if within 2000 feet of ground Only if within 2000 feet of ground

38 of Lock Haven Sport Pilot Distance Restrictions? None! None!

39 of Lock Haven Fly outside of US? Only with prior approval. Only with prior approval.

40 of Lock Haven Additional Category/Class/Set? Instruction and Logbook Endorsement Only! Instruction and Logbook Endorsement Only!

41 of Lock Haven Fly By Night? Private Pilot or above Current 3 rd class Medical Aircraft properly equipped (lights, etc)

42 of Lock Haven On IFR flight plan? Private Pilot or above Instrument Rating, Medical IFR current (IPC, approaches) Aircraft properly equipped (avionics, pitot heat, charts) Part 33 certified engine, prop

43 of Lock Haven Who can train Sport Pilots? Any current CFI (requires Comml/Instrument) Private Pilot or above with CFI-SP (no comml/instrument) but…

44 of Lock Haven Who can train Sport Pilots? To count toward higher ratings (Private, Commercial, Instrument, etc.) dual must have been given by a CFI.

45 of Lock Haven Lapsed Medical? Private or above automatically has Sport Pilot privileges Current CFI automatically has CFI-SP privileges

46 of Lock Haven But: Pilot must still meet hours and currency requirements in Category, Class, AND Set!

47 of Lock Haven And: Must not have had your most recent FAA medical denied, revoked, or withdrawn!

48 of Lock Haven Drivers License for Medical, unless: Previous medical Revoked Medical certificate Denied Special Issuance Rescinded Medical Application Withdrawn

49 of Lock Haven Organizations promoting Sport Aviation:

50 of Lock Haven And now, a word from our sponsor

51 of Lock Haven Birthplace of Sport Aviation A New Flight School at Piper Memorial Airport Specializing in Sport Pilot training using modern Light Sport Aircraft

52 of Lock Haven AvSport envisions a General Aviation renaissance, facilitated by quality training of Sport Pilots and the availability of modern Light Sport Aircraft. Our Vision:

53 of Lock Haven AvSport enhances aviation safety and enjoyment, by offering: a rigorous flight training curriculum experienced, professional Certified Flight instructors well maintained advanced Light Sport Aircraft modern and accessible instructional materials individualized instruction an affordable aviation experience Our Mission Our Mission

54 of Lock Haven Our Trainer

55 of Lock Haven Meet our Chief Flight Instructor: · Prof. H. Paul Shuch, CFII · Air Force veteran, Commercial Pilot, retired college professor · Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land & Instrument · Ph.D. in Air Transportation Engineering (University of California, Berkeley) · Started flying in 1961 · 37 years of teaching experience · FAA Safety Team Lead Representative

56 of Lock Haven Meet our Chief Flight Instructor: · Prof. H. Paul Shuch, CFII · Air Force veteran, Commercial Pilot, retired college professor · Certified Flight Instructor, Airplane Single Engine Land & Instrument · Ph.D. in Air Transportation Engineering (University of California, Berkeley) · Started flying in 1961 · 37 years of teaching experience · FAA Safety Team Lead Representative

57 of Lock Haven Modular Instruction:

58 of Lock Haven Where Do I Start? - A Taste of Freedom - Discovery Flight with our Chief Flight Instructor. An inexpensive way to sample the Sport Aviation experience. or, - A Taste of Freedom - Discovery Flight with our Chief Flight Instructor. An inexpensive way to sample the Sport Aviation experience. or,tm

59 of Lock Haven Where Do I Start? - Gateway to the Sky - A full introductory flying Lesson with our Chief Flight Instructor. You will operate the controls, and log your first hour of flight training. - Gateway to the Sky - A full introductory flying Lesson with our Chief Flight Instructor. You will operate the controls, and log your first hour of flight training.tm

60 of Lock Haven Gift Certificates Available

61 of Lock Haven What Does It Cost? Discovery Flight $49 Introductory Lesson $99 from Zero to Solo: $1999 Solo to License: $1799 (With prepay discount, at FAA minimum flight hours. Does not include taxes or testing fees. Your mileage may vary.) Discovery Flight $49 Introductory Lesson $99 from Zero to Solo: $1999 Solo to License: $1799 (With prepay discount, at FAA minimum flight hours. Does not include taxes or testing fees. Your mileage may vary.)

62 of Lock Haven When Can I Start? As soon as the snow melts!

63 of Lock Haven When Can I Start? See our Website, for an announcement of our Grand Opening, 27 March 2010.

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