NPRM: E-LSA Training For Compensation

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NPRM: E-LSA Training For Compensation

Until November 23rd, 2018 the FAA is seeking comments on a rule change that will allow flight training in experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA). Comments about the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) must be submitted by Nov. 23, 2018.


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Current regulations do not allow for the use of E-LSA for flight training for compensation. Changing that rule is expected to increase safety by allowing greater access to aircraft that can be used for light-sport aircraft and ultralight training, according to FAA officials.

The FAA believes that the action will further expand the growth of the industry as a whole and increasing the number of aircraft available for training may reduce the cost of training. Recognizing the limited supply of aircraft for ultralight and LSA flight training led the FAA to propose the new rule changes.

Commenting Procedures

Send your comments before Nov. 23, 2018. Be sure to identify the docket number FAA-2018-0926 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, D.C., 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, D.C., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
  • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations via 202-493-2251.