In searching for information regarding LSA flight into Canada, the last info I found said that it was not allowed at this time (article from 2016). I'm curious if there has been any additional effort to allow this with a Sport Pilot rating only.
...but lately I've been thinking of getting my Sport Pilot rating and build an experimental LSA for local flying. It would be nice if Canada would allow it. I see we can fly to the Bahamas. Its just a bit far from Tucson lol
So is Canada. 😁
Thanks Ronald, I did see that you could fly an LSA into Canada if you had your private pilots license. I've held a glider rating for 30+ years, but lately I've been thinking of getting my Sport Pilot rating and build an experimental LSA for local flying. It would be nice if Canada would allow it. I see we can fly to the Bahamas. Its just a bit far from Tucson lol
I'm not sure what you've read, but according to this document from Transport Canada, operation of an LSA into Canada is allowed if you follow the procedure described. However, because the Sport Pilot certificate is not accepted in Canada the pilot must have a Private or better. I believe this is hung up in the same dispute about Canadian acceptance of US Basic Med and US acceptance of Canadian Category 4 medical certificates, which has been in a Mexican standoff for several years with no apparent interest in movement on either side. AOPA and the Canadian COPA have been trying to push their respective national authorities on this (see here), but without success. For the best word on chances for progress, I suggest contacting AOPA's Government Affairs office.