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  1. Thanks everyone for all your feedback in this...

    Thanks everyone for all your feedback in this thread. :) From everything I can tell I should be good to go on sport pilot (with all the sport pilot limitations of flying an LSA in daytime VFR only,...
  2. Oh actually I hadn't seen that! Thanks, I'll try...

    Oh actually I hadn't seen that! Thanks, I'll try to talk more directly with them as well as getting advice from AOPA. :)

    On a more general note, my concern is that I have to plan for contingency...
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    Ok, I heard back from USUA and they do still...

    Ok, I heard back from USUA and they do still offer ultralight insurance, through a different underwriter (o2 Sports Insurance). As before you need to join the organization, pay modest dues, and...
  4. I laughed at "double secret probation", thanks...

    I laughed at "double secret probation", thanks for that! ;) And thanks for the additional data points so far.

    I'll continue to research things on sport pilot and check more directly with AOPA (and...
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    Electric ultralights!

    I'm thinking about one day building and flying an ultralight, and am enjoying the heck out of doing research. There's so many possible options, with various trade-offs!

    One thing that caught my...
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    Has anybody found more current information? USUA...

    Has anybody found more current information? USUA site seems kinda broken; I sent a question about insurance offerings to the contact form, we'll see if they get back to me. :)
  7. So after some further research on FAA & AOPA...

    So after some further research on FAA & AOPA sites:
    * Sport pilot allows you and your doctor to decide if you're safe unless you have either gotten, been denied, or been yanked from a medical...
  8. Thanks! I've definitely still got ultralights in...

    Thanks! I've definitely still got ultralights in as a possibility.

    I'm not sure I can find any place in Oregon/Washington that'll rent them these days but I see a few places around that do...
  9. Thanks, the FAA AME guidance is exactly the sort...

    Thanks, the FAA AME guidance is exactly the sort of info I'm looking for! Very helpful, and I think I can trim out the private pilot license as a possibility based on the guidance in there, as a...
  10. Thanks! I'll look into AOPA as well for some...

    Thanks! I'll look into AOPA as well for some additional confirmation; and that's a helpful clarification on the sport pilot medical rules. (As always, will take professional advice in the end and do...
  11. Thanks for the info & replies so far! I'm still...

    Thanks for the info & replies so far! I'm still researching and this is all helpful.

    I do have a state driver's license, and haven't done the medical yet (so no failures logged, or SI process...
  12. Thanks! Sounds like helpful advice. :)

    Thanks! Sounds like helpful advice. :)
  13. Medical special issuance vs training, fallback plans if can't solo?

    Hi all! I've always had it in the back of my mind to someday try to learn to fly small planes, and in my middle age I'm now seriously researching it, dithering between private pilot and sport pilot...
  14. Wow, that's some great image stabilization!...

    Wow, that's some great image stabilization! Amazing how good the tools are getting for sharing what we can see and feel from up in the air. :D
  15. I know it's a bit single-vendor ;) but I did find...

    I know it's a bit single-vendor ;) but I did find this intro quite interesting -- I wasn't aware that 360-degree cameras had gotten this good, and this kind of stabilize/zoom/pan/export workflow is a...
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