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    Hey guys.
    I'm new to the forum and I'm interested in ultra-light aviation. I am working with some other guys to build and ultra-light airship. So I need to know the faa restrictions on an ultra-light aircraft

    Thanks in advanced
    -Blimp Boy

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    Welcome Blimp Boy

    Interesting project.

    However, although we have many international members this is basically a UK biased Forum and our "regulations" are somewhat different.

    I suggest you pose your question in the extremely helpful US based Forum

    http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/forum.php

    You will also find a copy of the FAA FAR103 Ultralight regulations here
    (although it appears not to differentiate between lighter, or heavier than air "vehicles")


    http://www.usua.org/Rules/faa103.htm#rule

    The basic definition being as in this excerpt below.

    .............
    Sec. 103.1 Applicability.

    This part prescribes rules governing the operation of ultralight vehicles
    in the United States. For the purposes of this part, an ultralight vehicle
    is a vehicle that:
    (a) Is used or intended to be used for manned operation in the air by a
    single occupant;
    (b) Is used or intended to be used for recreation or sport purposes only;
    (c) Does not have any U.S. or foreign airworthiness certificate; and
    (d) If unpowered, weighs less than 155 pounds; or
    (e) If powered:
    (1) Weighs less than 254 pounds empty weight, excluding floats and safety
    devices which are intended for deployment in a potentially catastrophic
    situation;
    (2) Has a fuel capacity not exceeding 5 U.S. gallons;
    (3) Is not capable of more than 55 knots calibrated airspeed at full
    power in level flight; and
    (4) Has a power-off stall speed which does not exceed 24 knots calibrated
    airspeed.


    Hope it helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlimpBoy View Post
    Hey guys.
    I'm new to the forum and I'm interested in ultra-light aviation. I am working with some other guys to build and ultra-light airship. So I need to know the faa restrictions on an ultra-light aircraft

    Thanks in advanced
    -Blimp Boy

    Sent from my LGL75C using Tapatalk 2
    Wally Hayward


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    New Member BlimpBoy's Avatar
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    Hey thanks and I will check out that other forum

    Thanks for your time

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