- single place ultralight verses two place LSA,
- airport verses back country/beach type operations,
- Speed and range
- land verses water verses amphibious operations, and
- commercial training S-LSA verses Experimental (E-LSA) verses kit built AB-LSA kit built.
Ultralight vs. Light-Sport Aircraft
Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA)
Airport versus Backcountry/beach-type operations
Back Country or Beach Operations
Speed and Range
Land versus Sea
Amphibious - Land and Sea
Commercial Training S-LSA versus Experimental (E-LSA) versus kit-built AB-LSA
Commercial Training S-LSA
Note that with a sport or private pilot license you can get a sport pilot CFI without a commercial or instrument certificate with as little as 150 hours of flight time.
Other considerations in choosing your LSA airplane
Fabric and composite airplanes should be stored inside a hanger to make them last longer since most do not take down easy. Some new designs can fold the wings in and be stored in a trailer.
Many airplanes do have enclosed cockpits, which some people prefer. However, others have open cockpits which others prefer. Airplanes do provide this option.