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Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)

USA flag U.S. category introduced in 2004 under the FAA. LSA is similar to the Canada flag Canadian advanced ultralight category. There is a new CS-LSA category in EU flag European Union, which is simillar to the US E-LSA.

Basic definition of the category can be found on: What is a Light-Sport Aircraft? on sportpilot.org.

Licence needed for LSA flying

Pilot must own a sport pilot licence, which has following restrictions 1:

  • cant carry  more than one passenger
  • VFR day - daytime flight only (civil twilight is used to define day/night)
  • cant fly above 10,000 feet (3,000 m) MSL (sea level height) or 2,000 feet (610 m) AGL (above ground level), whichever is higher
  • no flight in any of the airspace classes that require radio communication (A, B, C, D) without first obtaining additional instruction and instructor endorsement

FAA certified LSA models

There is a list of FAA certified models.

References

[1] Pilot certification in the United States

[2] Sport pilot rule synopsis
  • MTOW: max. 1320lbs (600 kg)
  • Stall speed: max. 51 mph (75 km/h) clean (without use of flaps, can have flaps though)
  • Single normally apirated engine
  • Fixed propeller
  • Fixed landing gear
  • Max. cruising speed: 138 mph

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These airplanes might be Light sport aircraft - LSA eligible

MySky MSONE

EW:710 lbs (322 kg)
MTOW:1320 lbs (599 kg)
Vs0:44 mph (71 kph)
Vc:138 mph (222 kph)
MySky MSONE

Atec 212 Solo

EW:441 lbs (200 kg)
MTOW:661 lbs (300 kg)
Vs0:40 mph (64 kph)
Vc:137 mph (220 kph)
Atec 212 Solo

Onex

EW:600 lbs (272 kg)
MTOW:0 lbs (0 kg)
Vs0:45 mph (72 kph)
Vc:135 mph (217 kph)
Sonex Onex

Atec Zephyr 122

EW:584 lbs (265 kg)
MTOW:1213 lbs (550 kg)
Vs0:40 mph (64 kph)
Vc:134 mph (216 kph)
Atec Zephyr 122

PFA (Ulair) Ltd Isaacs Spitfire

EW:805 lbs (365 kg)
MTOW:1100 lbs (499 kg)
Vs0:47 mph (76 kph)
Vc:133 mph (214 kph)
PFA (Ulair) Ltd Isaacs Spitfire

Cvjetkovic CA-65B

EW:681 lbs (309 kg)
MTOW:1200 lbs (544 kg)
Vs0:49 mph (79 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Cvjetkovic CA-65B

SA-3A Playboy

EW:600 lbs (272 kg)
MTOW:902 lbs (409 kg)
Vs0:0 mph (0 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Stits SA-3A Playboy

Sonex Sonex

EW:620 lbs (281 kg)
MTOW:1100 lbs (499 kg)
Vs0:40 mph (64 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Sonex Sonex

Aveko VL-3 SPRINT

EW:630 lbs (286 kg)
MTOW:1040 lbs (472 kg)
Vs0:35 mph (55 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Aveko VL-3 SPRINT

Sonex Waiex

EW:625 lbs (283 kg)
MTOW:1100 lbs (499 kg)
Vs0:41 mph (66 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Sonex Waiex

Asso Whisky IV

EW:622 lbs (282 kg)
MTOW:1058 lbs (480 kg)
Vs0:37 mph (60 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Asso Whisky IV

Luceair Wittman Buttercup

EW:790 lbs (358 kg)
MTOW:1300 lbs (590 kg)
Vs0:51 mph (82 kph)
Vc:130 mph (209 kph)
Luceair Wittman Buttercup

Millennium Master

EW:628 lbs (285 kg)
MTOW:992 lbs (450 kg)
Vs0:39 mph (63 kph)
Vc:128 mph (206 kph)
Millennium Master

Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah

EW:573 lbs (260 kg)
MTOW:1199 lbs (544 kg)
Vs0:43 mph (69 kph)
Vc:127 mph (204 kph)
Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah

Aveko VL-3C-1 (LSA)

EW:760 lbs (345 kg)
MTOW:1320 lbs (599 kg)
Vs0:51 mph (82 kph)
Vc:126 mph (203 kph)
Aveko VL-3C-1 (LSA)

Brandli BX2 Cherry

EW:0 lbs (0 kg)
MTOW:1222 lbs (554 kg)
Vs0:0 mph (0 kph)
Vc:125 mph (201 kph)
Brandli BX2 Cherry

Mooney Mite

EW:500 lbs (227 kg)
MTOW:780 lbs (354 kg)
Vs0:45 mph (72 kph)
Vc:125 mph (201 kph)
Mooney Mite

M-2 Scout UL

EW:650 lbs (295 kg)
MTOW:992 lbs (450 kg)
Vs0:40 mph (64 kph)
Vc:124 mph (200 kph)
Kubíček Aircraft M-2 Scout UL

Windex 1200

EW:386 lbs (175 kg)
MTOW:683 lbs (310 kg)
Vs0:47 mph (76 kph)
Vc:123 mph (198 kph)
Windex 1200

Aerodynos de Colombia JA-177 Evolution II

EW:606 lbs (275 kg)
MTOW:1091 lbs (495 kg)
Vs0:36 mph (58 kph)
Vc:121 mph (195 kph)
Aerodynos de Colombia JA-177 Evolution II
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