If you’re looking for an exciting way to get into the air without having to spend hours in flight training, light sport aircraft (also known as Sport Cruisers) rentals at Santa Monica Flyers are a great option. Our Sport Cruisers are easy to fly, and our instructors offer comprehensive sport airplane training courses that are perfect for beginners!
A light sport aircraft, or LSA, is a small, single-engine plane that is designed for recreational flying. They are typically made from composite materials and have a maximum takeoff weight of less than 1320 pounds. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) created the sport aircraft category in 2004 to make it easier for people to get their pilot license and sport aircraft and light sport sea.
An aircraft must meet certain requirements in order to be classified as a sport aircraft. The light sport aircraft must have:
In addition, light sport aircraft must be equipped with:
To operate a light sport aircraft, a pilot must have at least a sport pilot certificate. This license is different from a private pilot license and allows you to fly sport aircraft only. To obtain a sport pilot license, you must:
The sport cruiser is a very forgiving airplane and is perfect for someone who is new to flying or has limited flight time.
The sport rental process is simple. You first need to complete the required paperwork, which includes a renter’s agreement and a credit card authorization form. You will also need to provide your driver’s license and proof of insurance.
After the paperwork is complete, you will be given a briefing on how to operate the sport aircraft. The briefing includes a review of the pre-flight check list, taxi instructions, takeoff procedures, and landing procedures.
After the sport aircraft rental briefing, you can go to the airplane and get ready for takeoff.
The light sport aircraft rental rate at Santa Monica Flyers is $159 per hour (wet).
The hourly rate for a light sport aircraft rental is the same for both residents and non-residents of California. There is no sales tax on light sport aircraft rentals in California.
Many sport pilots choose to fly nearby KSMO. This includes, but is not limited to, the following airports:
If you’re looking for an exciting way to get into the air without having to spend hours in flight training, light sport aircraft rentals at Santa Monica Flyers are a great option! Our light sport aircraft are easy to fly, and our instructors offer comprehensive sport airplane training courses that are perfect for beginners!
Contact the experienced team at Santa Monica Flyers today by calling (310) 800-8050
3165 Donald Douglas Loop SouthSanta Monica Municipal Airport (SMO)Santa Monica, CA 90405