1.1 This specification covers airworthiness requirements for the design of a powered or non-powered fixed wing light sport aircraft, a “glider.”
1.2 This specification is applicable to the design of a light sport aircraft glider as defined by regulations and limited to day VFR flight.
1.3 A glider for the purposes of this specification is defined as a heavier than air aircraft that remains airborne through the dynamic reaction of the air with a fixed wing and in which the ability to remain aloft in free flight does not depend on the propulsion from a power plant. A powered glider is defined for the purposes of this specification as a glider equipped with a power plant in which the flight characteristics are those of a glider when the power plant is not in operation.
1.4 The values in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parenthesis are for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.