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Rotary Wing GA to LSA fixed wing

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I have a commercial rotary wing license and instrument rating.  What do I need to do to get a LSA fixed wing endorsement? 

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  1. Lance on Mar 19, 2011

    FAR 61.63 (b) or 61.313 are going to be your sources for this.  You could add on a commercial airplane single engine land rating by having the experience required by 61.129, and your total times would count, the only new times you would need to get would be the times that must be completed in a single engine airplane.  Then while possessing this commercial certificate, you would be able to fly LSA aircraft, and should you ever decide to no longer get at least a 3rd class medical, you could still remain flying LSA aircraft as a LSA pilot.  Otherwise, you would need the times listed in 61.313, which wind up being a total of 20 hours.  So I would recommend looking into how many hours you would need to add on the commercial, then you could use that too should you ever decide that you want/need to.

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