New Mexico Sport Aviation

Based at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, we offer sport, recreational, and private pilot training along with rental of our airplanes.

The sport pilot certificate has opened a new chapter for aviation - no medical exam is required and we can offer training in new airplanes at a lower cost. Additionally, licensed pilots who let their medical certificates lapse can get back in the air exercising sport pilot privileges in our airplanes.

I couldn't resist the opportunity to pick up my "new" 1977 Midget. The price was right, the body looked good, it has only 41,000 miles, and I can barely fit in it. As I said to the seller, unreliable and unsafe, how can you go wrong? I love the idea of having a car where I can work on every system and make it my own.

I couldn't wait even a day to start working on the first project - the rubber bumpers that can only be described as a crime against humanity. 1975 brought new crash standards and apparently the only way the good folks in Abingdon could comply with the regulations was to add these heavy, ugly monsters. You can follow the chrome bumper conversion here.

New Mexico Sport Aviation  -  Santa Fe Municipal Airport  -  505.490.6222  -  michael@nmsportaviation.com