Sport and Private Pilots operating light-sport aircraft have modern technology but not a fully developed infrastructure. Operations, maintenance and inspections will be discussed here that assist with this new technology.
The General Aviation light standard category aircraft community is used to Cessna and Pipers with Continental and Lycoming engines functioning with analog technology. Integrating the new sport pilot/light-sport aircraft technology and FAA rules is quite a challenge, especially when you the GA industry looks at Powered Parachutes. We need to understand these new rules and technology, while figuring out how to integrate and bring the rest of the general aviation community up to speed with sport and private pilots operating Powered Parachute LSA.
The big challenges are how to operate, maintain and inspect, as well as who can maintain and inspect your aircraft.
Go to PPC LSA Maintenance, Repair and Inspections to learn about who can do what on your aircraft, and what the FAA maintenance certified mechanics ratings are. You are going to need an FAA airworthiness inspection done by an FAA representative or alternately by an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR).