Ultralight safety conference at SUN ’n FUN

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) has partnered with the United States Ultralight Association (USUA), a pilot organization, to host a safety conference at SUN ‘n FUN.

Topics will include a draft FAA policy that threatens the industry, as well as training issues, pilot issuesm and maintenance Issues.

“LAMA, in collaboration with USUA, is undertaking actions to support the Light-Sport Aircraft and light kit-built aircraft sectors,” stated LAMA president Dan Johnson. “On the eve of its 10th anniversary, the LSA segment has shown tremendous innovation and creativity as more than 130 new aircraft models have emerged in 10 years — that is more than one new aircraft every month for 10 years running. We believe nothing similar has ever occurred in aviation, worldwide, and we want this sector to thrive so that more persons can get involved with flying and so more pilots can afford to continue flying.”

The USUA/LAMA Safety and Industry Light Sport Conference is designed to identify and address issues specific to the light sport and ultralight industry. That industry includes those producing airplanes, gyroplanes, weight shift control trikes, powered parachutes, and powered paragliders. It also includes the instructor, maintainer and pilot communities who operate and repair the equipment.

“It has been over a decade since the light-sport rules were last reviewed by all stakeholders and it is appropriate that we take a look at what has worked well, what hasn’t worked, and what needs to be changed in the light sport industry,” organizers noted.

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