New movements can take awhile to root in the public consciousness. A sure sign that new technology and concepts have arrived is in how creatively and broadly they’re used. Since 2004, light sports have shown they can safely and comfortably fly great distances with complete reliability, and have a lot of fun along the way. Flight schools are catching on, and LSA are proving to be effective tools for law enforcement, firefighting and Homeland Security duties.
Mike Zidziunas of Mike Z Sport Aviation has done a lot of work getting the sport-pilot license adopted in the Bahamas—the first country to do so. He’s also that island nation’s “LSA Flying Ambassador” for his pioneering efforts in leading gaggles of LSA pilots across the water to paradise. How cool is that?