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Ultralight AirCraft Instruction U.S. Airborne Sport Aviation Center
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Virginia Miller of Clarkston celebrates her 90th birthday a bit differently as she gets ready to take flight in a hou
r journey around the Lewis-Clark Valley in a ultra light near Anatone.

Pictures are taken at Eagles Nest Airpart in Asotin,Washington and various locations while traveling. By Scott and Terri Johnson. Ultralight Trike Flight training: $150.00 per hour.  
Flying Weight Shift  Trike

Flight operations for Lessons will mostly be done at Marana AZ Airport . But we also use a good friend  and one of the great southern AZ Sport Aircraft flight parks.  Jonny and Lillian and son Phil LeRoy have been good friends for years. In Fact Jonny set it up with the French Film Co  for me to help film the movie winged migration here in Arizona & UT. The flying up around the willcox area will take your breath away. The Chiricahua Apache lived in & around the area . The ruins of old Fort Bowie still  stand to the SE of town.

Leroy Airport (4AZ9)

6805 S KS. Settlement Road Willcox AZ.85643

FAA Identifier:4AZ9

lat/long:32-06-47.0000N /109-45-42.0000W

32-06.783333N / 109-45.700000w

LeRoy Airport has been involved with light aircraft since the late 70's and the airport was open in 1991, starting the LeRoy airport in 1993. Just 80 freeway minutes East of Tucson International Airport and 12 miles South of downtown Willcox, Arizona. LeRoy Airport is located in the middle of the sulphur springs Valley, home of wide open airspace for flying safely low and slow while enjoying breathtaking high desert sceneries. You can go from skimming our huge dry lake to soaring around 8000, peaks in minutes.

Ultralight Flight Training:  

 Flying weight shift trikes is a wonderful way to fly!
Experience  flying weight shift trikes, its awesome. Get your ultralight trike flight training today! 

Students usually need between 15 to 20 hours before solo. Experienced pilots often need about 7 to 12 hours before the weight shift controlled trike flight become second nature. All training takes place in two seat AirBorne XTS-912 Tundra. The trike is equipped with dual controls, nice big bucket seats and seat belts keep you feeling secure, while special lynx helmets and intercom allow clear communication with your instructor in the back seat. With each flight you'll feel your confidence grow to match your new skills, as your instructor guides your learning according to our time tested syllabus. Each flight is written down in your logbook, setting the foundation of a life long adventure in Sport Pilot Aviation. Eventually, they earn their Ultralight Pilot's license, and can work on getting their Sports Pilots license.

Travel fees for lessons at your nearest airport, Instructor /Driving fee $20.00 per hr, Repairs, extra trike set-up and break-down $50.00 per hr. Client pays all gas to and from job site. Work truck & trike trailer use fee to job site & back home $25.00 per 250 miles or 3 hours. For non-fly days at your location $200.00.Dual flight instruction is available 7 days per week, weather permitting. Special courses on Advanced thermal flying and cross-country flight can be arranged. As well, if you can't make it to our area we can travel to an airstrip near you for personal flight lessons. Travel fees apply.

Feel free to call or write if you've got questions about training. At we know that everyone's situation can be different. We can design a flight training program to meet you or your group's needs.

Scott Johnson, owner of U.S. AirBorne, is your FAA CFI

Sport Pilot Training and Ultralight Trike Flight training: $150.00 per hour.  Flying Weight Shift  Trike
New Sport Pilot Training

U.S. Airborne now offers Sport Pilot Intro Flights In beautiful Southern Arizona during the winter & spring months. During the Summer months of June , July , Aug , Sept  we are teaching at our Washington state flight park called the Eagles Nest.

Call today to reserve your flight lesson slot.

  • Sport Pilot Training weight-shift
  • Ultralight Pilot Transition Services
  • Flight Training and Endorsements
  • Pre-DAR Inspections and Preparations for $150

All Sport pilot Certified Flight Training $150.00 pr Hr on a SLSA N numbered Airborne XTS-912 Tundra

We can provide Maintenance, Repair and Inspections on AirBorne Special and Experimental Light Sport Trikes

Any questions on Sport Pilot training or Maintenance & inspection please contact our good friend CARL RYDER Sport Pilot CFI- Weight-Shift at


Sport Pilot: .

If you become a registered Student Pilot, then you may started logging time toward Sport Pilot with a CFI in an N numbered aircraft.

.Once you finnish up your training then the instructor can endorse you to take the written test and the check ride when you have completed the required training.

The Sport Pilot Knowledge Test (written test)

The Written Test is taken at a FAA approved computer test facility. Once you qualify for the test, you will need to review and practice for the test. There are several good study and support guides. They include books to study and software to simulate the tests and allow extensive practice.

Schedule and take the written test at a FAA computer test facility. These results are required to take the practical test and are good for two years.

The Sport Pilot Practical Test (check ride)

The practical test can be taken with a FAA examiner if it can be coordinated, however, usually the check ride will be with a Designated Pilot Examiner who is a designee doing the job for FAA.

Light Sport Designated Pilot Examiners are listed on the FAA web site http:/ Seek out a DPE for your type and coordinate the examination. Some DPEs do not have aircraft available so be careful to make sure an appropriate aircraft is available for the check ride.

If you N number your aircraft, make sure that it is properly documented and can carry the total weight required to complete the check ride.

Form required, FAA Form 8710-11.


6) Register your aircraft, see All forms are available except one. And ASC will mail that to you for free of charge. The registration fee for the plane is $5. If you want to expedite the process there is a company that will walk your paperwork over to the FAA for $20 in addition to the $5 FAA fee.

7) This will save mail decontamination time in the FAA mail system. They are Aerospace Reports, 5909 N.W. Expressway, Suite 375, Oklahoma City, OK 73132, phone 800-765-2336 ,web



A sport pilot must be at least 17 years old and 16 to solo for powered aircraft.

Summary of the minimum required flight experience to be a sport pilot:

Airplane: 20 hours total, 75 mile solo cross country
Glider: 10 hours total
Gyroplane: 20 hours total, 50 mile solo cross country
Powered parachute: 12 hours total, 10 mile solo cross country
Weight shift (trike): 20 hours total, 50 miles solo cross country

Additional instruction and an instructor's logbook endorsement for each new make and model or "set".

A sport pilot must have additional training and a one-time logbook endorsement to fly a LSA that has a max speed in a cruise configuration (Vh) greater than 87 knots (100 MPH).

Powered parachutes and weight-shift control are divided into "land" and "sea" classes.

Pilots will be allowed to take a practical test (flight test) in a single seat LSA. The examiner will observe the pilot from the ground. The pilot will have a "single-seat" limitation on his certificate.

Sport pilot must take a biennial flight review (BFR).

Drivers License or third class medical, except if FAA has denied, revoked, suspended. If you hold a valid special medical your medical has not been denied.

A sport pilot may not fly above 10,000 feet MSL.

No night flying.

May not demonstrate LSA for sale if a "salesman."

A sport pilot may fly in airspace where radio communication with ATC is required, but only with additional training and a logbook endorsement.

updated 8/18/04

The maximum gross weight is 1,320 pounds. Aircraft operated on water can weigh 1,430 pounds.

The stall speed not greater than 45 knots (51.8 MPH),

Max speed in a cruise configuration (Vh): 120 knots (138 MPH).

LSA can have a fixed or ground adjustable propeller.

Seaplanes or gliders can have repositionable gear (move one time in-flight).

A LSA can have only one engine (reciprocating, rotary, diesel)

Hang gliders, powered and unpowered paragliders are specifically excluded from being LSA, and a Sport Pilot certificate does not allow a sport pilot to fly a tandem hang glider or tandem paraglider.

SLSA - New aircraft can be manufactured and sold ready-to-fly under the new Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA) certification without FAR Part 23 compliance. Aircraft must meet ASTM consensus standards. Aircraft under this certification may be used for sport and recreation, and for compensation to conduct towing, flight training, and aircraft rental.

Kit Built ELSA - Newly manufactured aircraft can be FAA certificated as an Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (ELSA) if kit- or plans-built. Aircraft under this certification may be used only for sport and recreation and flight instruction for the owner of the aircraft.

ELSA - Transitioning aircraft can be FAA certificated as an Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (ELSA) if it was kit- or plans-built and operated as an ultralight trainer. Certification must be completed on or before August 31, 2007 .

Will have FAA registration-"N" number.

Aircraft category and class includes: Airplane (Land/Sea), Gyroplane, Airship, Balloon, Weight-Shift-Control (Trike Land/Sea), and Powered Parachute.

U.S. or foreign manufacture of light-sport aircraft is authorized.

Aircraft with a standard airworthiness certificate that meet above specifications may be flown by sport pilots. However, that airworthiness certification category will not be changed to a light-sport aircraft. Holders of a sport pilot certificate may fly an aircraft with a standard airworthiness certificate if it meets the definition of a light-sport aircraft.


"Preventative maintenance" is allowed by owner on a special LSA.

“Owner maintenance” is allowed on experimental LSA.

16-hour maintenance course allows owner to do annual inspections on their experimental LSA.

If you want to do maintenance-for-hire on the special light-sport aircraft, you must attend a maintenance course (class specific) of 80 hours for gliders and lighter-than-air aircraft, 120 hours for airplanes and 104 hours for weight-shift (trikes) and powered parachutes.

An applicant for an LSA repairman certificate can add the applicable modules for each additional class of LSA

Maintenance on SLSA must be performed in accordance with the general aviation standards of FAR Part 43, with some exceptions.

Approval by the manufacturer for SLSA modification, not FAA STC.

Prospective Designated Airworthiness Representatives for LSA (LS DARs) who inspect and issue experimental and special LSA airworthiness certificates must attend a three-day FAA course.


ELT required for two-seat airplanes (fixed wing) ELSA, SLSA and Amateur Built. (Does not apply for training flights less than 50 nautical miles from their origin.)

Only LSA certified with engine driven electrical systems will be required to have a transponder to fly within Class B and Class C airspace, and the Class B "Mode C veil."


An ultralight pilot can register with an FAA recognized ultralight organization or a sport pilot CFI to have his ultralight flight time count toward his sport pilot certificate. To take advantage of the opportunity to receive full credit, the ultralight pilot must then take the Sport Pilot practical test by January 31, 2007 .

Sport Pilots may train ultralight pilots, but not for hire. Only flight training received from an SP CFI or a BFI will be creditable towards a sport pilot certificate.

PRIVATE PILOT (weight shift or powered parachute):

Powered parachute: 25 hours total, including 3 hours of night flight, and a 25 mile solo cross country

Weight-shift: 40 hours total, including 3 hours of night flying with a 75 mile night cross country, and a 100 mile solo cross country

Night flight requirements may be avoided with “Night Limitation”. (night not required for Sport Pilot)

May demonstrate LSA for sale if a "salesman."

Allowed to tow gliders with qualification.

May fly above 10,000 feet MSL

Authorized flight in Class A, B, C, and D airspace with properly equipped aircraft.


18 years of age

Knowledge exams on aeronautics and fundamental of instruction

Practical test

Must hold a sport pilot certificate or higher rating.

A sport pilot CFI may teach private pilot weight-shift or private pilot powered parachute if the sport pilot CFI has at least a private pilot certificate with the appropriate rating.

Required flight time:
Airplane: 150 hours total time, 25 hours of cross country
Glider: 25 hours flight time
Gyroplane: 125 hours flight time (at least 50 hours in a gyroplane) and 10 hours cross country
Weight-shift: 150 hours total (50 in weight-shift,) 25 hours cross country
Powered parachute: 100 hours total (50 in a powered parachute,) 15 hours cross country
5 hours in the same make and model "set"
The sport pilot instructor must renew his flight instructor's certificate every two years.

An ultralight instructor must transition to sport pilot CFI by January 31, 2008 if he wants credit for his ultralight flight time

Prospective Sport Pilot Examiners must attend a 5-day FAA course.

Flying with the my snow geese kids during the filming if winged migration. This was taken near Sonoita AZ.

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