... And Converting the Ultralight Masses

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Another ambitious effort underway to swell the ranks of Sport Pilots is the SP/LSA Blitz, a project of Aero Sports Connection (ASC). ASC is planning weeklong, one-stop camp-out events, where ultralight pilots and instructors can fly in, earn their FAA certificates, and get their aircraft transformed into N-numbered FAA aircraft, all in one stop. The first ASC SP/LSA Blitz is scheduled for South Lakeland Airport, April 5-12, the week before Sun 'n Fun. The ASC says daily classes and group study sessions will be held, and Designated Airworthiness Representatives and Designated Pilot Examiners will be on site. Thirteen more Blitzes are already scheduled between May and October, in Virginia, South Dakota, Texas and elsewhere. The fee will be about $1,299, ASC says, though examiner fees could add to the cost.