Sport Aviation Specialties
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G. Michael Huffman
Sport Aviation Specialties, LLC

1512 Game Trail
Lawrenceville, GA 30044


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G. Michael Huffman
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Welcome to Sport Aviation Specialties!

  • Our business is providing services to the aviation community, including:
  • Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) services, including:

    • Issuing original/amended/recurrent/replacement airworthiness certificates for Standard aircraft/engines/props, all Experimental subcategories, Amatuer-Built, and Light Sport aircraft.

    • Performing conformity inspections for FAA/CAA type certification, STC, and other design approval programs

    • Issuing original/recurrent domestic and export airworthiness approval for articles

  • Experimental Light Sport Aircraft repairman training courses--training owners to perform their own annual condition inspections

  • Consulting with manufacturers of Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA)

For information on these services, click the links at left. If you don't find what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to phone or email us.

  • Testimonials--How Our Customers Like Our Services

    • "Just a note to say thank you for helping me license the first E-LSA trike in Oklahoma and making sure we got it done before the deadline that grounded all those other guys. As reported in the March 2006 Sport Pilot, it was really a hoot to fly it into Tulsa International Airport legally!"

    • I just wanted to add one additional “thank you” after the class. You did a great job. What I was most impressed with is that even though you do not fly a PPC you did your homework and continue to be engaged in the PPC world with your Internet inquiries. I have taught at the University for more than 20 years, and I think I am pretty good at what I do (at least the student evaluations indicate that I am!). Teaching is an art and a skill. You have both qualities. Taking the course rejuvenated my interest in PPC’s and flying. When I do my annual in a few weeks, I am confident that I will make some improvements to what I thought was a very thorough modification/upgrade that I completed prior to getting my N number. What I learned in the course will guide me for years. Thanks again!

    • "Thanks for coming to teach the E-LSA repairman's class. I was very pleased with the content and thoroughness of the course. You made the material easy to understand and kept things moving at a good pace. I will recommend your course to my fellow flyers. Thanks much!"

    • "Again I want to thank you for giving such outstanding presentations at the recent ELSA Repairman Course. At 81 I'm not the swiftest thinker but found the course very interesting and your teaching and instruction made it even more so. Over the years I have attended many presentations of various kinds and courses related to aviation and commerce. None came up to your standard. I just wanted you to know my deep appreciation."

    • "I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the class this past weekend in Scottsburg. I felt like I took a lot home with me and I feel like I have a much better understanding than when I went in. With my background in NASCAR, I've been around mechanical work all of my life. I've had 6 years in research and development and structural fatigue testing for the major automotive companies so I'm not new to the papertrail that's involved with the mechanical end of things.....but the aviation world is a a totally different game all together. Some areas are more "involved" and in other areas it's not. But it's still different no matter how you look at it and I'm glad that I was able to attend your class at the last moment. I really like the way you conduct class. We covered a lot of material in two days but I don't feel like I just read through the book and didn't retain anything. I'm really satisfied with the class and look forward to more in the future."

    • "I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the excellent job you did in presenting the course. It is very easy to learn about something when the teacher knows the facts and also knows how to communicate them. I have been in some training classes where the instructor knew his stuff but didn't know how to pass it on effectively. Well, I am on my way out to the hangar (about 75ft) to start going over my S6ES to make sure that it will pass the DAR inspection when I have it done."

    • "After today, I will have my first annual condition inspection done. The course tuition was paid for with my first year savings. Besides that I have no idea where I would have gotten a inspection around here. Thanks!"

    • "Just a short note to let you know that I received my Sport Pilot lisense on Aug. 31, and got my plane certificated on Sept 25, and it is now N-xxxx. Thanks for all of your help with the paperwork and the repairman course."

    • "I got my Challenger inspected last month as an ELSA. Thanks for all your advice. I showed the inspector several articles you wrote for Sport Pilot magazine over the last year…very helpful!"

    • "Overall it was really good. The course was very informative. I learned a lot and feel that I can inspect an aircraft properly."

    • "Good course! It will be useful in my future safe flying."

    • "Very good presentation, particularly since this was the first delivery of the course."

    • "Just a note to say thanks for your presentation these last two days. Your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject was outstanding. It was a great learning and discovery experience. The conclusion of the course was not an ending, but a beginning for me to continue the learning process."

    • "I want to compliment you on the quality of the presentation--it was great learning and a lot of fun!"

    • "...presented in an easy-to-understand, non-threatening way."

    • "The instruction, materials and exercises did a very good job in preparing students for the test."

    • "Very well done course. I am an instructor in several subjects and Mr. Huffman is to be commended on this course."

    • "Excellent presentation!"

    • "I came in with little knowledge of inspection techniques and am confident I can do an annual condition inspection. Mike Huffman is an excellent presenter who transfers his knowledge of every topic to his audience."

    • "Our instructor, although an obvious subject master, welcomed comments and observations from the student group who had considerable experience in the small aircraft realm."

    • "CONTENT was great. LECTURES were on point/efficient. SLIDES were dead on, the best. PRACTICAL exercises were the BEST I could ever imagine..CLEVER, WELL EXECUTED, COMPREHENSIVE and to the point, driving home all the stuff in the BOOK.."

    • "The PPC class was excellent! I like the way you present things and your knowledge in the field of aviation was very apparent. I have highly recommended the class to others."

    • "Thank you for a most informative and well disseminated course. I learned a lot and I am eager to put my new found knowledge to the test."

    • "Thanks for a most excellent course last week end at La Grange. Feel that I learned a lot about my future inspection work."

    • "Thought the course was great and especially enjoyed the 'hands-on' modules. Thanks!

    We look forward to serving you. Thanks for visiting!