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You Can Get Your Private Certificate In Either - Which One Would You Choose?

You may think that Light Sport Aircraft, or LSA, are really just big ultralights - but they're not. In fact, you can get your private pilot certificate in one, and then move up to normal category aircraft like the Cessna 172 without any additional certification or endorsements.

I earned my private certificate in a Tecnam Eaglet and now also fly the 172. They're different aircraft, but both are great for training. How do they compare? Check it out...

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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