Sport Pilot Revs Up...

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So Close, And (Maybe Not) So Far

When the new Sport Pilot rules were announced last summer at Oshkosh, many saw Sun 'n Fun as the next crucial waypoint in the implementation of the rule. With that annual Florida event less than a week away (April 12-18), the sport aviation world is gearing up to make it count. The FAA-industry consortium that is developing consensus standards for light sport aircraft (LSA) is close to being ready to give the green light to manufacturers, AOPA said Monday -- but AOPA warns that LSA timelines have been painfully slow in the past, so "keep your fingers crossed." Meanwhile, the FAA has said it will start training its first light sport aircraft designated airworthiness representatives this month, with a class on April 27 and 28.