I agree - if the whole LSA thing can survive about 5 years and we get some secondhand airplanes on the market, it may work, but it will take quite a while for something to depreciate about 75%. On the other hand, we have little data as to how well these new LSA's survive in the field, so it may go either way.Maybe this situation is just a Michigan story, but if this is the way things are going with virtually no flight training in LSA's available, and entry level costs of 95k+ this concept is screwed.
Then that would mean his plane would be LSA...Why not make every single engine two place plane a LSA rated plane. What difference can a few lbs. make.
Best bet is to get the LS license, but do the trainig in an old certified plane like an Aeronca Champ with a regular CFI. That way, almost everything you do can be used toward a regular license later.So you can get a license for about 3,000 less
Necro post time:Living in Southern MI,
There is a local company who assembles Italian LSA's on the airport, but has not offered a single one of their 2 seaters to the flight school for flight training.