Welcome to the light sport page.
We have a Light Sport Flying Club and you can earn your Sport Pilot Certificate here with us.
You can get your Sport Pilot Certificate in as little as 20 hours.
We are also a Challenger Dealer for the SouthWest Michigan area and have equipment to install Floats and Snow skis to Challenger and other Light Sport Aircraft.
We now offer Light Sport training in Kalamazoo! Please call us 269-350-4359 if you are interested in learning more about Sport Pilot training. Training costs are estimated at approximately $3300 plus examiners fee of $300 (paid directly to examiner). The sport pilot rating minimum flight time is 20 hours.
Options for Flying a Challenger
You can learn to fly in your own aircraft if you choose to purchase new. We can assist with assembly of your new challenger.
You could also purchase a used aircraft. We can assist with locating and inspecting a subject aircraft you might be interested in. We also have ways of contacting other owners who would like to share in ownership of their aircraft. If you have interest in this please call or leave a comment on this page.
Why Use a Challenger II
The challenger II is one of the most versatile aircraft in its class, it has low aquistion costs, it is economical to operate, and its reputation is proven. It can be equipped with amphibious floats, snow skis and wheels.
Our Take on Sport Pilot Regulation
Sport Pilot regulations were unveiled in 2004 and were designed to reivigorate aviation at the grass roots, however many of the new sport planes cost as much as $125,000.00 (well equipped) which puts them out of reach of the average person. You could by a nice house for that kind of money. The Challenger is priced like a new car. We have focused on the Challenger due to its reputation, manufacturer support, large number of aircraft flying, active pilot groups on the internet, and safety features such as an airframe parachute. We also believe that the Challenger embodies the intent of the sport pilot regulation, which is to make safe flying more affordable. A NEW well equipped Challenger is approximately$24,000.00! Plus its a heck of alot of fun! To learn more about the Challenger visit these links, then come see us to see one for yourself.