Why Earn a Sport Pilot License and Fly Light Sport Aircraft


If your desire is to fulfill a lifelong dream or find freedom and adventure, find out what a rewarding experience flying a light-sport aircraft (LSA) can be!

Nothing compares to the heart-pounding…life-altering…soul affirming exhilaration of flying!


Flying a light-sport aircraft (LSA) is a great answer to you desire?  Easy to fly, less expensive to own and operate than typical aircraft.  Modern technology provides high-performance and thry burn less fuel. Most Light Sport Airplanes (LSA) are designed to burn less expensive auto fuel such as premium car gas. 


Why not go about the same speed as other small aircraft and burn about half the amount of fuel. Light Sport Airplanes can use a combination of running autogas versus more expensive 100LL aviation fuel, the sport plane is below one-third the fuel costs to operate like the larger heavier general aviation airplane.


Speed is about 120 knots which is 138 MPH and provides a cabin that is roomy and comfortable for travel. With a ground speed of 138 mph the fuel burn is 25 miles per gallon or less.  This makes the LSA great for a weekend trip or touring around the country seeing it like others cannot.  


Join the club! Become a pilot on LSA and then if you decide to continue learning more move towards a Private Pilot and Instrument Rating.  Starting your journey with a Sport Pilot License is a smart move towards your desire to fly and see our world from a different vantage point.  Schedule a Discover Flight today and see if this is for you!

Learn to Fly

Airplanes Come in All Shapes and Sizes



My name is Carl Potter and I am an independent CFII (Certified Flight Instructor, Instruments) who works with student pilots and certificated pilots in the Tulsa area and all over the United States. I founded Flight School Tulsa because I am a proud resident of the Tulsa area. Tulsa has always been considered a city with deep aviation roots.  I  train people to earn their Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Rating, and CFI for single engine airplanes.  Additionally, I have built a reputation for helping students "finish-up" their rating for Private Pilot, and Instrument Rating due to the losing their instructor to an airline job.

Many students who have been working hard to earn their Private Pilot or Instrument rating have found their instructor leaving to go to major airlines before they are able to finish-up and are close to taking their check-ride. I also spend much of my time conducting flight reviews, crosswind training, and Wings Program Exercises so pilots can fly safe. 

I instruct and conduct flight reviews in 172s, 182s, Piper Series including the "Six", Flight Design CTLS (Light Sport), B-33, B-36, 210s, Grumman Cheetah, and Tigers.  My first personal plane was a 1999 182S which I have near 2000 hours in that model.

I have owned several airplanes and consult with buyers looking for their first and many times 2nd or 3rd airplane.

If you are interested in learning to fly, or are needing to finish-up your dream, email me at: carl@safetyinstitute.com


I am continually looking for flight instructors who would be interested in joining me to promote safe flying.  If you are a CFI and would like to learn more, feel free to contact me.

Below you can request a "First Lesson" to see if flying is something you would like to pursue. This is a one-hour training session complete with your first logbook.  This will be a great flight and you can bring a friend or family member along for no extra charge.  Some people split the lesson time and I furnish the second log book for $5.00



  The cutting of the shirt tail is a time-honored tradition. This happens when the first solo is complete to signify the student is now PIC or Pilot In Command. For an instructor it is satisfying and fun to ruin a perfectly good shirt.



If you would really like to fly an exciting machine, I suggest a gyroplane.  Since my first ride I was hooked and soon became a Gyro-LSA Pilot.  Within a year I studied and trained to add Gyro-LSA CFI to my list of accomplishments.


Request a First Lesson

First flight lesson for $200.00 which includes, up to one hour of flight time and comes with a logbook and entry (bring a friend or family member)

Contact me to discuss your desire to learn to fly, upgrade ratings, or schedule a flight review

I look forward to flying with you. -Carl Potter

Flight School Tulsa - Based at 2K9 - Haskell, OK

(918) 269-5240 Email: carl@safetyinstitute.com

Pilot Medical Certificate

Dr. Susan Kraft is and AME Aero Medical Examiner located at KRVS, Jenks, OK

If you are seeking a Private Pilot Certificate one of the first things you need is a Medical Certificate of at lease 3rd Class.  If you area pilot who needs to re-certify call Dr. Kraft.