The LSA World Can Be Confusing... Until You Ask A REAL Expert
We don't have to tell you that the divining the intricacies of certain aspects of aviation can be a difficult pursuit... until you get expert guidance and when it comes to LSA, there are few finer examples of LSA expertise than that possessed by AirCore Aviation's Jim Scott. Part of the near-legendary Scott family that made Arlington, WA, a hot-bed of sport aviation and the home of the NWEAA Arlington Fly-In, Jim is the real deal... and a friend of ours since both he and Jim Campbell... were thin and sported their original hair color.
Scott's AirCore Aviation is a fully-equipped, full-time, full-service, Light Sport Aircraft Center on Arlington WA. Airport. Jim grew up in aviation, starting his career at age 14 working at a small airport in Michigan. He soloed on his 16th birthday and was licensed at 17. He has over 1,000 hrs. of flight time in certified aircraft, and over 5,000 hrs in ultra-light and light sport aircraft.
Jim has been a licensed A&P mechanic since 1977 and has spent over 30 years working in general and corporate aviation. He is a fully accredited A&P with Inspection Authorization (IA). EAA sheet metal workshop and Light Sport Repairman Certification instructor. As co-founder and builder of the Arlington Ultra-light Airpark, Jim trained and soloed over 400 ultra-light students and has built 70 ultra-light and light sport aircraft from kits and plans.
He is very active in the ultra-light and light sport community as a pilot, aircraft owner and mentor to new pilots. Jim has been involved with Rotax aircraft engines since the early 1980's and is a Authorized Independent Rotax Engine Service Center. After 25 years, Jim has retired from being Arlington Washington's annual Fly-in and Airshow manager. But continues to apply his Airshow experience and knowledge as Light Sport Aircraft area Manager and Arlington Fly-in ERT Lead.
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