These authorities regulate civil aviation activities, including light-sport aviation, in their countries. Amongst their diverse responsibilities are licencing sport pilots, registering light-sport aircraft, and certifying aircraft and engine designs as safe for use. They ensure that light-sport aircraft and LSA aviation facilities are maintained to a standard sufficient for safe operation.

UNITED STATES

  • FAA – Federal Aviation Administration

INTERNATIONAL

  • FAI– Fédération Aéronautique Internationale