Introduction to Ultralight Aviation

Ultralight Airplane

If you are interested in owning, buying or building an ultralight airplane, or you are just interested in knowing more about the ultralight airplanes in general - this page is for you.

Here you will find articles about pricing, licensing and registering your ultralight aircraft. If you want to know more about the other aspects of the ultralight aviation - gliders, flex wing trikes, helicopters or microlighting - just browse the other categories. If you want to know something that is not covered here, just email me at admin[at]ultralight-airplanes.info and we'll do our best to research and publish more information.

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Ultralight Airplane - What Do You Need To Know?

You don't have to be rich to own an aircraft Do you dream for affordable way to fly - at a time and place chosen by you? Owning an ultralight airplane is the way to achieve this reverie. The ultralight aviation was the answer of the aircraft industry to the constantly...
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Are Ultralight Airplanes Right For Your Budget?

The ultralight aviation made it possible. Everyone, and I mean really everyone can have their aircraft today. What is your budget? What kind of flying vehicle do you want to own? This short article will give you some suggestions. Over $100,000 You can get almost everything from the Ultralight aviation. Most ultralight...
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Ultralight Gliders - Flying Without Engine

Do you know how the ultralight aviation started at? No, it is not coming from the general aviation. The ultralight airplanes have evolved from hang gliders. But this evolution did not kill the gliders. They are still widely used and available in many variations. %ADSENSE% What exactly is an ultralight glider? The gliders...
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Popular Ultralight Aircrafts

There are some ultralight airplanes which are so widely known that every aviation enthusiast have either heard, seen or flown on them. Certainly the ultralight and microlight model aircrafts are too many (especially if you add the homebuilt/experimental ones) and there is a chance at least one of them will...
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Ultralight Seaplanes - Amphibians, Flying Boats and Floats

All these are different types or just names of an interesting category ultralight aircrafts - the Ultralight Seaplanes. Are you already asking what's so great about them? Imagine what were you going to do if you had both a boat and an airplane. (Or maybe you already have them?) If...
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Here Are Some Of The Best Discussion Forums About Ultralight Airplanes

The Web is huge and full with all kind of sites on about every topic you can think of. But for us, the fans of the ultralight aviation, there are very few places to visit. Except this site there are just a few ones which pay attention to the ultralight...
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Seven Good Books and DVDs About Ultralight Aviation

I hope you have found a lot of interesting info on this site. Are you already looking for more? There will be more articles and even a blog is coming on the way (to be notified about that, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter). Do you want to go...
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Light Sport Aircraft

In USA there is a category of ultralight airplanes called Light Sport Aircraft. If you are from Europe, Asia or Africa you may never need to deal with that term... unless you want to fly in USA of course. Wikipedia says: "The Federal Aviation Administration defines a light-sport aircraft as an aircraft...
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How To Become a Light Sport Aircraft Pilot

Have you dreamed for years of becoming a pilot? If so, you're in luck, because the soaring popularity of light sport aircraft means that your dream has been transformed from "pie-in-the sky" to "pilot (you)-in-the-sky! Photo by .Dianna. at flickr Qualifying for a light sport aircraft pilot's license will take...
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Light Sport Aircraft - The Little Guy's Ticket to the Wild Blue Yonder

Their allowed gross takeoff weight is no more than 1320 pounds (many horses weigh more). You could buy eighty squadrons of the most expensive ($200,000.00) for the price of the most expensive ($16,000,000.00) horse ever sold at auction. Fixed wing light sport aircraft, in other words, are...
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Light Sport Aircraft - The Poor Man's Chance to Soar

The reasons for their surging popularity are myriad, but one of the most compelling is the lower cost associated with owning and operating light sport aircraft. The cheapest new light sport aircraft cost around $40,000, opposed to the price tags of $150,000 and above attached to entry-level FAA-certified...
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Electric Aircraft - What's Going On?

So, is flying from New York to Tokyo with electric airplane coming soon? Probably not in the next ten years, maybe more. But flying an electric ultralight aircraft seems more realistic. Here we'll see what's the current state of this affair and how soon you may fly your electric gyrocopter. %ADSENSE% But...
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Flying Alone: Single Seat Ultralight Aircraft

For me the point of recreational flying is to share the joy with someone. I can't imagine fully enjoying it without being able to share the views and experience with my girl or someone else. On the other hand some people enjoy flying more than others. Your friend or spouse...
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11 Great Gliders (Photo Gallery)

Gliders are airplanes without engine. How do they fly then? See this article for more information. Meanwhile, enjoy these 11 glider photos and learn more about the models from the gallery below. You can click on each photo to see it larger. 1. Blanik Glider D-0003 Blanik is the most popular glider in...
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12 Beautiful Amphibian Aircraft and Float Planes

1. PBY Catalina Photo credit PBY Catalina is American flying boat used a lot in World War II. See here for more info. 2. Republic SeaBee Photo credit This all-metal float airplane was produced in 1946 - 1947. Still looking great. There is some good info on this site. 3. Dornier Do-24 Photo credit Dornier is an old...
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The Cost Of Owning and Flying an Ultralight Aircraft

We often talk here how affordable is to fly an ultralight airplane. It is indeed. It's affordable compared to owning and flying a LSA for example. But it's far away from free. Let's see what is the cumulative cost of owning an ultralight, because there's a lot more than just...
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