Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification

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Our MOSAIC meeting presentation slideshow in pdf is


Other MOSAIC links:

The Federal Register document (fine print, 90 pages long)
       This is actually the easiest format to read the proposed regulations (near the end on pdf page 74):

Reference to the 54 K limit in the proposed FARs in the above document:
         § 22.100(a)(3) (page 78) and § 61.316(a)(1) (page 84)

List of vintage aircraft that currently fall under LSA rules:

An unofficial website that explains various medical requirements:

LSA information and suggestions on how to comment:

LSA information and suggestions on how to comment:

Videos on MOSAIC

AOPA - Dave Hirshman

Other videos

FAA links:

Current Federal Aviation Regulations:

LSAs - Light Sport Aircraft

The FAA's List of vintage aircraft that currently fall under LSA rules:

CFR - LSA Airworthiness Certification - CFR § 21.190:


CFR - Medical Certificates - CFR § 61.23:

CFR - The rule that allows flying with only a driver's license to:
     Exercise the privileges of a Sport Pilot in a Light-Sport Aircraft - CFR § 61.23(c)(1)(ii):

CFR - Private Pilots flying under Basic Med - see paragraph i - CFR § 61.113(i):

CFR - Basic Med - CFR Part 68:

Sport Pilots

CFR - Sport Pilots - CFR Part 61 Subpart J:

CFR - Flying as a Sport Pilot / Flying an LSA - CFR § 61.303:
     Includes rules for flying with only a driver's license
     See § 61.303(a)(2)(ii)(A)(1) for a private pilot ("At least a recreational pilot...") flying under this rule

CFR - Sport Pilot Limitations - CFR § 61.315:

CFR - Sport Pilot Instructors - CFR Part 61 Subpart K:

Sport Pilot Training links

Sport Pilot Airplane and Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards 2014
This is for both the Sport Pilot and Sport Pilot Instructor:
Free pdf from FAA

     Paper book:

Sport Pilot Airplane (SPA) Airman Knowledge Test Prep
Free pdf from FAA (only 10 pages)

     Paper book published by the FAA (no answers) (50 pages)

Rick's CFI page (with links to documents near the bottom)

Comments submitted
         NPRM Comment by Rick

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Updated October 3, 2023

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