Everyone knows Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man but do you know who LightSport Man is?
LightSport Man is me, a pilot named Johnathan Mark Smith from Brooklyn, New York, who is currently living in Surprise, Arizona. Ever since I was a little boy I loved flying and aviation but then, in 2016, found a love of light-sport aircraft (LSA) at a late age. But there is a lot more to this story.
I was born with a very bad stuttering disorder and was told as a kid that I would be working on cars or packing bags at the local supermarket, if I was lucky, due to my disorder. Everyone in the school system had the same story: I was not going to become anything due to this stuttering disorder.
Back in about 2010 I started to looking into becoming a pilot. I always loved flying but was informed by a CFI that due to my stuttering disorder I would never pass the medical exam, so I quit thinking about becoming a pilot.
In December 2015 my girlfriend, Regan Goldring, and I went to Las Vegas for a weekend trip and had a helicopter tour. Regan turned to me and said she had “a great time and loved flying” and that was it! Hearing this from her made me think I needed to be a pilot. Within a number of hours, I contacted several flight schools in Arizona and found out about the sport pilot certificate, which meant I would not have to take a medical exam to become a pilot. Once again, though, I was informed that with the stuttering disorder I may not pass the checkride, but within a few weeks I passed the checkride and am now a sport pilot.
My name is Johnathan Smith aka LightSport Man my flying as been in the news and magazines a number of times and you can find out more details about that at http://LightSportMan.
I hold the following FAA certificates
- Sport Pilot
- Commercial Remote Pilot (sUAS / Drone)
- Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI)
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
So as you can see flying is in my blood.
Now for the LightSport Man “Commercial sUAS (Drone) Operator Service” we have a number of services that we can help you out with, below are just some of them:
Search and Rescue
Wildlife Risk Mitigation
Photography and Videography
Private/Family Event Photography
Real Estate and Construction
Property Photos and Video
Measurement and Lidar
Pest Control Monitoring
Natural Disaster Assistance
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Oil Spill Monitoring
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