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LightSport Man February 2019 Update - Planes, Drones and Real Estate!

LightSport Man February 2019 Update - Planes, Drones and Real Estate!

So much is going on in 2019 and I am so happy to talk about:

  • Light Planes

  • Flight Training

  • Drone UAV Service

  • Drone UAV Training

  • Real Estate Ground Photography


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    https://www.premieruavaerial.com
    https://www.professionaldroneassociation.net

WE NEED YOUR HELP - Bike (E-MTB) for disabled people

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PLEASE HELP SUPPORT RIDERS WITH DISORDERS AND DISABILITIES!! Thanks so much, for taking the time to read this and learn how you or your firm can help support riders with disorders and disabilities.

My name is Johnathan Smith. I am an Advocate for E-Bikes and also E-MTBs.  I help promote them, and work with riders with disorders and/or disabilities.  I spend a lot of my free time working with kids or new riders with disorders and disabilities and helping them get into biking.  As you know E-Bikes are helping riders with disorders and disabilities in so many ways that the benefit of using them is outstanding and this is just one of the ways we have them.

I also do one-on-one training and group rides at all levels to help kids and new riders with disorders and disabilities to get on the road/trail, by doing this I am opening up a new world for them.

I’ve been funding and using Giant products. We have the following bikes:

2018 Giant FULL-E+1 SX PRO 2018 Giant Stance 2 2018 Giant Content 1-TR 2018 Trek PowerFly 5 FS 2017 Giant Stance 1

I been funding this out of my pocket and now its time to try to get some help from others.  We are trying to get some of the following products or 2019 and would love to ask your help

Giant 2019 Trance SX E+ 0 Pro Biking Computers (Garmin, CatEye, Wahoo, etc) Biking Helmets (Giro, MET, Specialized, etc) Biking Locks (Krptonite, Master, etc) Biking Lights (Blaze, Lezyne, etc)

This is a great cause, and hopefully the work being done could help people with E-Bikes (electric assist bicycles, not self propelled, gas or electric) who would like to use the trails and resources other cyclists are privileged to access without restriction. The E-Bike is a great advancement for those who’d otherwise not be able to ride.

Now more about me…

People know me most as the famous pilot named “LightSport Man”.  I’ve been in the news a number of times with the titles “LightSport Man Overcomes Obstacles to Take Flight”, “Do You Know the LightSport Man?”, “Pilot Has a Stutter”, “LightSport Man Flies Over Obstacles”, “Pilot’s Stutter Flies Under Radar”, “Pilot’s Stutter Disappears When He Files”, “Flight Instructor’s Severe Stutter Disappears When He Flies”, and more.

I have been in media outlets like: 12 News, 3 News Now, 9 News KUSA, ABC10.com, AOPA, AZ Center, Argus Leader, Aviators Hot Line, Courier Journal, Daily News, Delaware Online, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Free Press, EAA The Spirit of Aviation,  El Paso Times, Farmington Daily Times, Flying Magazine, Florida Today, General Aviation News, Humankind, IndyStar, KAGS TV, KCEN TV, KENS 5 News, KHOU 11 News, KING 5 News, KREM 2 News, Lebanon Daily News, Iowa City Press, MSN, Naples Daily News, Peoria Republic,  The Asbury Park Press, The Delmarva Daily Times, The Shreveport times, The Tennessee, USA Today, WUSA 9 News, WFAA-TV, WHAS 11 News, WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland News, myCentralJersey, plus more…

My story is a great story and helps so many others with disorders. I offer free rides to kids or others with disabilities and/or disorders, and for those who have never experienced flying in a Light Sport airplane. But now I have a NEW FIGHT, and I need everyone’s help.  I am now flighting for riders with disorders or disabilities to have the right to ride class 1 E-Bikes.  This is a new fight for me and one that I know I can win with everyone’s support. I am fighting for E-Bikes and E-MTBs to have the same rights as riders and to give those riders that need the help access and places to ride them. Please go to the following Facebook page and click LIKE and also please share this story and the page.  Thanks so much

https://www.gofundme.com/bike-emtb-for-disabled-people

Johnathan Smith Advocate for E-Bikes.

LightSport Man Flighting for E-Bikes for Everyone..

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This is a great cause, and hopefully the work being done could help people with E-Bikes (electric assist bicycles, not self propelled, gas or electric) who would like to use the trails and resources other cyclists are privileged to access without restriction. The E-Bike is a great advancement for those who’d otherwise not be able to ride. Now more about me…

People know me most as the famous pilot named “LightSport Man”.  I’ve been in the news a number of times with the titles “LightSport Man Overcomes Obstacles to Take Flight”, “Do You Know the LightSport Man?”, “Pilot Has a Stutter”, “LightSport Man Flies Over Obstacles”, “Pilot’s Stutter Flies Under Radar”, “Pilot’s Stutter Disappears When He Files”, “Flight Instructor’s Severe Stutter Disappears When He Flies”, and more. 

I have been in media outlets like: 12 News, 3 News Now, 9 News KUSA, ABC10.com, AOPA, AZ Center, Argus Leader, Aviators Hot Line, Courier Journal, Daily News, Delaware Online, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Free Press, EAA The Spirit of Aviation,  El Paso Times, Farmington Daily Times, Flying Magazine, Florida Today, General Aviation News, Humankind, IndyStar, KAGS TV, KCEN TV, KENS 5 News, KHOU 11 News, KING 5 News, KREM 2 News, Lebanon Daily News, Iowa City Press, MSN, Naples Daily News, Peoria Republic,  The Asbury Park Press, The Delmarva Daily Times, The Shreveport times, The Tennessee, USA Today, WUSA 9 News, WFAA-TV, WHAS 11 News, WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland News, myCentralJersey, plus more… 

My story is a great story and helps so many others with disorders. I offer free rides to kids or others with disabilities and/or disorders, and for those who have never experienced flying in a Light Sport airplane. But now I have a NEW FIGHT, and I need everyone’s help.  I am now flighting for riders with disorders or disabilities to have the right to ride class 1 E-Bikes.  This is a new fight for me and one that I know I can win with everyone’s support. I am fighting for E-Bikes and E-MTBs to have the same rights as riders

and to give those riders that need the help access and places to ride them. Please go to the following Facebook page and click LIKE and also please share this story and the page.  Thanks so much

https://www.facebook.com/Johnathan-Smith-Advocate-for-EBikes-and-EMTBs-1862042213861894/

Johnathan Smith Advocate for E-Bikes.

Learn how ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING can help you today..

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MAPPING

Mapping and analysis using the latest UAV / Drone specific photogrammetry software.  Maps can be coordinated with site survey using Ground Control Points for greater accuracy.

ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING

Get an aerial view of a site before construction begins and ends.  Orthomosaic photos can be overlain on plans to help with planning and design.  You can also track to see if you're on plan with your design.  Our UAV / Drones can produce sophisticated 2D maps and 3D digital elevation models that enable you to fill in imaging gaps left by satellite mapping with up-to-date data. Orthomosaic maps are created with a large number of overlapping photos covering a defined area..  After capturing precise aerial imagery, we then use software to knit the photos into georectified orthomosaics.

MAPPING Mapping and analysis using the latest UAV / Drone specific photogrammetry software. Maps can be coordinated with site survey using Ground Control Points for greater accuracy. ORTHOMOSAIC MAPPING Get an aerial view of a site before construction begins and ends. Orthomosaic photos can be overlain on plans to help with planning and design. You can also track to see if you're on plan with your design. Our UAV / Drones can produce sophisticated 2D maps and 3D digital elevation models that enable you to fill in imaging gaps left by satellite mapping with up-to-date data. Orthomosaic maps are created with a large number of overlapping photos covering a defined area.. After capturing precise aerial imagery, we then use software to knit the photos into georectified orthomosaics.

Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man joins Premier UAV Aerial as Director of Aerial Operations

We are so happy to have Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man as part of the new team at Premier UAV Aerial services. Johnathan M Smith will be holding the title of Director of Ariel Operations and we are looking forward to working with him. Premier UAV Aerial services is a high-end UAV Aerial show.  If you need any of the following please contact them today:

  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • AERIAL MAPPING
  • INSPECTION & REPORTS

Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man joins Premier UAV Aerial as Director of Aerial Operations

http://www.PremierUAVAerial.com

LightSport Man Q and A interview with Gleim Aviation

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Hey Everyone I was lucky to be picked for a Q&A interview with Gleim Aviation, please take the time and check it out on the Gleim Aviation website: https://www.gleimaviation.com/2017/10/06/lightsport-man-q-a/

Johnathan Smith, LightSport Man
Johnathan Mark Smith aka LightSport Man is a CFI from Surprise, Arizona who discovered his stutter almost disappears completely when he is flying. Photos courtesy Johnathan Mark Smith

Johnathan Mark Smith aka LightSport Man was once told by a Flight Instructor that he couldn’t become a pilot because his stutter would prevent him from passing a medical exam. Smith was was turned away from taking flight lessons in 2010, but he persevered and pursued his dream of flying. For some unexplained reason, Smith discovered that his stutter disappears when he is flying. Today, Smith is not only a pilot but also a Flight Instructor for both pilots and drone operators.His certificates include Certificated Flight Instructor-Sport (CFI-S), Advanced Ground Instructor, and Remote Pilot. He is also a light sport aviation enthusiast, consultant, and author based in Surprise, Arizona.

Q: Describe what your first solo flight was like. Where did you take off and land, what was the experience like?

Johnathan Smith Flying the Remos
Johnathan Smith flying the Remos

A: My first solo was at Glendale Municipal Airport in a Remos light sport aircraft N16GX. I remember taking off and the first time the plane left the ground I was like, ‘Oh no I’m alone up here,’ and I got a little scared, but I kept on following the pattern. Before I knew it, I was on my final [approach] saying, ‘no one is going to help me to do this and I have to do it.’ Right after I did my first touch and go, I was so excited, and I did three more that day that I will never forget for the rest of my life.

Q: What is your favorite aircraft to fly and why?

A: Remos GX. I have found that the Remos has the best useful load, and I love the way the plane reacts.

Q: Has being a pilot and flight instructor changed the severity of your stutter?

A: I have noticed that a lot of times when I’m talking about something I’m very passionate about, like aviation, my stuttering goes away. I love as I’m up in the air with my clients that my stuttering is gone. It’s due to the headsets and the Choral Speech Effect. A combination of Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) and Frequency Altered Feedback (FAF) which the headsets do, now stops 99.9 percent of my stuttering. The “choral effect” occurs when people who have a stutter, speak or sing in unison with others. Their stutter is dramatically reduced or even eliminated.

Q: Why did you decide to become a CFI? What was that process like?

A: I became a CFI to open the doors to aviation to others who never thought it was possible, like someone like me who stutters. I love seeing my students grow and learn. I find this so exciting to see them get better and better at controlling the plane.

Q: Where do you teach now?

A: I teach in many locations, but the two main flight centers are Southwest Flight Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and also Eagle Sport, LLC in Glendale, Arizona.

Q: What is your education background outside of aviation?

A: I have a background and degree in computer technologies working on systems like Linux and writing a number of systems to do stock trading over the Internet. All of my aviation training and knowledge has come from Gleim.

Q: How did you get introduced to piloting drones? What drones do you own and fly?

A: Well this is a funny story. I got introduced to drones doing freestyle competition but when the FAA changed the regulations, I had to became a remote pilot to get any of the contest winnings. This is how I got into becoming a pilot once again. My background with drones is building my own freestyle drones and FPV (first-person view) racing. As a commercial drone pilot, right now I’m only flying DJI products. I prefer flying a DJI Mavic Pro for most of my commercial work.

Q: Describe the services you offer in drone and remote-piloting classes. Do you have a hands-on class that teaches someone how to fly their drone? What’s a recommended drone system?

A: Yes, I have a hands-on class that will teach others how to operate any of the DJI drones. I also recommend that anyone going for FAA Part 107 test order the Gleim Remote Pilot Kit to cut down the cost of hiring an instructor. I inform anyone that needs Part 107 training to get the Gleim kit and then I work side-by-side with them to pass the test.

Q: Have you been in touch with the CFI that said you couldn’t become a pilot or in touch with any of your former school teachers to let them know how well you’re doing?

A: I have not been in contact with all of them, but for some of them I actually did presentations on Light Sport planes and also did some flight training.

Q: Describe the advantage Gleim Aviation books and prep materials gave you in achieving your aviation career goals.

A: Without the support and backing of Gleim, I would not be where I am today. Gleim helped me become an AGI and also worked with me during my CFI training. Without the support of Gleim and its staff I would not be an AGI or a CFI today. I recommend that every one of my students buy the light sport package or the drone package. I will NOT work with any other vendors’ training packages. I recommend the Gleim systems to everyone of my clients. If it’s a sport pilot or a drone pilot, I recommend that they pick up the Gleim kits. For my sport pilot clients, I find the syllabus to be the most organized sport pilot syllabus on the market. We follow the syllabus page by page and without any issues. I can see every one of my students becoming better pilots due to the systems. Now for the drone pilots, I have recommended the Gleim Remote Pilot Kit to everyone of my students and everyone has passed the Part 107 test on their first try using that product.

Johnathan Smith with his drone
Smith teaches drone courses, does commercial drone photography, and competes in freestyle drone flying competitions.

Q: What certificates did you earn using Gleim Aviation training materials?

A: Sport Pilot, AGI, CFI-S and my Part 107 Remote Pilot. Once again, without Gleim and its staff I would not be in the aviation field today.

Q: What is your ultimate goal in aviation?

A: It was to become a CFI, which I did thanks to Gleim, but right now it’s to open the doorway to aviation to as many other people as I can.

Gleim Aviation would like to congratulate Johnathan Smith for the success he has achieved and thank him for the tremendous support he has provided as an ambassador to promote aviation. We can all be inspired by the LightSport Man to never give up, never lose hope, and always pursue our dreams!

Learn more about the LightSport Man and his Professional Aerial Drone operations.


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About Gleim Aviation Since 1980, Gleim Aviation’s team of pilots, instructors, writers, designers, and programmers has helped aviators pass millions of FAA knowledge and practical tests using the unique Gleim Knowledge Transfer System. Gleim is an environmentally friendly company headquartered in Gainesville, FL.

 

Listen to LightSport Man on Why We Fly Podcast By Mike Harris

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Here everyone LightSport Man was interviewed by Mike Harris for Why We Fly Podcast.. Turn-in and let me know what you think.

024 LightSport Man

Released Feb 01, 2017

Interview with Johnathan Smith (aka LightSport Man), a LightSport pilot & instructor in Arizona.  Johnathan has been featured in numerous print & televised news stories across the country.  He shares the story of how he overcame a problem with stuttering to become a pilot, even though he was told that having a stutter meant that he could never learn to fly.

Click Here to Listen on iTunes

Keywords: Aviation, General Aviation, Plane, Planes, Airplane, Airplanes, Fly, Flying, Flight, Pilot, Pilots

Light Sport Aircraft, LSA, Sport Planes, Aircraft, Ultralight, Flight Instruction, Flight Training, Flying, Pilot Training, Flight review, Learn to fly, LightSport Man, LSA

PLEASE LIKE “LIGHTSPORT MAN” FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/lightsportman

For More Information Please Email LightSportMan@Gmail.com

LightSport Man - Johnathan Smith

LightSport Man – Johnathan Smith

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Johnathan Smith (LightSport Man) interviews Tyler Sepp owner of Fly Eagle Sport

Johnathan Smith (LightSport Man) interviews Tyler Sepp owner of Fly Eagle Sport LLC which is at Glendale Airport and has a number of Remos GX for rent and to learn to fly in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bet4QAtzDlM

Light Sport Aircraft, LSA, Sport Planes, Aircraft, Ultralight, Flight Instruction, Flight Training, Flying, Pilot Training, Flight review, Learn to fly, LightSport Man, LSA

PLEASE LIKE “LIGHTSPORT MAN” FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/lightsportman

For More Information Please Email LightSportMan@Gmail.com

LightSport Man - Johnathan Smith
LightSport Man – Johnathan Smith

#Aviation #SportAviation #LightSportMan #Pilot #LightSport #LSA #AGI #CFIS

LightSport Man is now on iTunes.

LightSport Man is now on iTunes. You can know hear LightSport Man talk about Sport Aviation on his podcast within iTunes..  

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PLEASE LIKE “LIGHTSPORT MAN” FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/lightsportman

For More Information Please Email LightSportMan@Gmail.com

#Aviation #SportAviation #LightSportMan #Pilot #SoonToBeCFIS #LightSport #LSA #AGI #ITUNES