EAA President Tom Poberezny and FAA Administrator
Marion Blakey will provide the introduction to a short video on the
Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft rule to be used by FAA Flight
Service District Offices (FSDOs) and other areas. Poberezny
traveled to Washington (DC) last week, where he and the
Administrator videotaped the segments.
The video, financed by FAA and produced by EAA Television, will
be used to provide front-line FAA personnel an overview of the
rule's basic elements. Areas covered include the scope of the new
sport pilot certificate, aircraft category, instruction, and
The video will also serve to reinforce EAA and FAA's commitment to
SP/LSA's success when it is implemented, as well as emphasize the
close working relationship between EAA and FAA. Administrator
Blakey summed up here feelings about the approaching new rule by
saying, "I truly believe in the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft
rule and what it will do for the future of aviation. It is near and
dear to my heart."
Poberezny, who also had the opportunity to meet
with several top FAA officials Thursday to discuss various issues
affecting homebuilt aircraft as well as sport pilot, added, "My
visit to FAA headquarters these last couple of days has reinforced
to me how important this rule is not only to the aviation industry
but to government, who believes this will form the base of
aviation's growth for decades to come."