Sunday, December 24, 2006

Light-sport aircraft for under $100,000 take to the skies

Owning a personal plane was once something that only millionares and corporations could do. Some pilots choose to buy used aircraft to have their own ticket to the sky.

Plane and Pilot Magazine's website feature a story on private aircraft under $100,000. These planes are called light-sport aircraft, or LSAs.

Changes in aircraft regulation have allowed smaller planes to go into production and reach a wider market. For some pilots, an LSA could be the perfect way to own a new plane.

Certain restrictions apply to LSAs. They are prohibited from flying at night or out of the United States. Other rules apply as well, so if you think an LSA is for you, read the article carefully for the details.

Do you fly an LSA? Tell us about it. Leave a comment below and share your story.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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John said...

LSA's are not prohibited from flying at night, IFR or in most cases from flying out of the country. Only Sport Pilots are prohibited from flying at night.