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Sport Pilot Choosing the LSA for You

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Product Description

ASA has teamed up with renowned sport aviation expert Paul Hamilton to produce Sport Pilot: Choosing the Light-Sport Aircraft that's Right for You, a training DVD that explains and defines ultralights and LSA. It provides parameters to evaluate your situation and the factors to consider, and an overview and introduction to each of the light-sport aircraft types. Includes a beautiful full-color booklet with aircraft photos and comparison tables.

The new Sport Pilot airman certificate for Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) provides a simple path to a pilot certificate and a variety of aircraft people can own and/or operate inexpensively. As a result, more people are now able to experience the freedom to fly.

Program Outline

  • Introduction (many types of aircraft to fit many lifestyles)
  • Section 1: What are Ultralights and Light-Sport Aircraft? (Regulations, Ultralights and Ultralight Trainers, Light-Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot, Experimental and General Aviation)
  • Section 2: Evaluating Your Situation and Factors to Consider (Motor vs. Free Flight, Cost, Infrastructure, Athletic Ability, Storage and Transportation, Location, Weather, Time Commitment to Learn, Previous Aviation Experience)
  • Section 3: The Aircraft With Advantages and Limitations (Hang Glider, Paraglider, Powered Paraglider (PPG), Powered Parachute (PPC), Trike and Powered Hang Glider (Weight-Shift Control), Fixed Wing (Airplanes))

Special DVD features

  • Main feature total running time 41 minutes
  • Scene selection
  • Movie trailers
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • English digital audio

Paul's Recommendation

Paul Hamilton, CFI, DPE

Paul Hamilton
Filmmaker, Flight Instructor, Author


For those wanting to learn to fly and interested in what type of aircraft there is to choose from. Also great for those considering adding a new category to their pilot license.


This answers the questions many have on the various types of aircraft available. Provides information on the specifics of owning, operating, and flying the aircraft. Objectively explores the operating limitations of each. It also explains the differences between Ultralights and Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA).


Especially valuable to watch BEFORE deciding what aircraft to fly, and/or purchase.


You can play this DVD in any DVD player and most computers.


Some examples of why watching this DVD is so useful in evaluating what category aircraft to fly.

  • Many people, when purchasing this DVD state that they are very interested in learning to fly and purchasing a powered parachute (PPC) because a PPC is so easy to store and learn to fly. But once the person understands the wind limitations of a powered parachute they change their mind. They most often chose to fly a trike instead, after realizing the trike is relatively easy to take down and set up; easy to transport in a trailer, and doesn't have the same wind limitations that a powered parachute has.
  • A guy thought he wanted to fly a powered paraglider, but after watching the DVD realized that he did not have the physical stamina to fly one. He did however find out that flying a powered parachute would allow him to fly without foot launching, and he would be able to take his wife along on flights!
  • A private pilot wanted an aircraft he could haul in a trailer behind his motor home when he traveled. The only small aircraft he was familiar with was an ultralight fixed-wing aircraft that was very difficult to take down for easy transport. After watching the DVD he had two realistic alternatives...a trike and a LSA with folding wings.
The list goes on and on. So, it just goes to show that it is very important to familiarize yourself with all of the opportunities available before making the big decision on the aircraft you are going to fly to make certain it will provide the lifestyle you want.


To make a truly informed decision, watch this video before deciding on the aircraft you want to learn to fly or add a category of aircraft to your license.


Watch it at your convenience any time. Download it here to watch immediately, or purchase the DVD.

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