When it comes to registering your aircraft, there are going to be certain categories under which to register each aircraft. One of particular importance will be the ultralight aircraft one, for this will impact the specifics of the whole process.This specific category refers to a particular type of smaller two-person aircraft. Now, it’s no secret that the specific details of a lot of aircraft registration processes can be overwhelming for some people, which is what we are here for. Our team here at the National Aviation Registration can guide you through the process of registering your ultralight aircraft, be it basic or advanced.
Ultralight Aircraft Guidelines
Every country has different definitions for what counts or not as an ultralight aircraft, so the American guidelines, for example, are not the same as our Canadian ones. There are two main guidelines when it comes to determining whether an aircraft is ultralight or not. These are divided in two specific categories: basic and advanced. If you know for sure that your aircraft qualifies as ultralight but still aren’t sure about which subcategory it belongs to, here’s a quick breakdown of each of them for your guidance throughout.
Basic Ultralight Aeroplane
First, you have your basic ultralight aeroplane. How do you determine which aircraft falls under this designation? Well, basic ultralight aircraft will have a capacity of two people and an MTWO (maximum takeoff weight) of 544 kilograms (1,200 pounds). These must only be used under daylight visual conditions, operated from land or water, and with the appropriate ultralight pilot permit. If your aircraft meets these criteria, be sure to register it, not as a regular aircraft, but as a basic ultralight one for specificity’s sake and official purposes.
Advanced Ultralight Aeroplane
The next division will be that for advanced ultralight aeroplanes. Now, these aircraft will have a capacity of two people and an MTWO (maximum takeoff weight) of 559 kilograms (1,232 pounds). These must only be used under daylight visual conditions and with the appropriate ultralight pilot permit. The aircraft may only carry a passenger if the pilot has the necessary ultralight aeroplane passenger-carrying rating. Additionally, it may also operate at a controlled airport without prior arrangement. Once again, be sure to register the aircraft accordingly depending on its category.
Take Care of all Your Aircraft Registration Needs
All this talk of categories, registration criteria, and specifications can probably get complicated quite quickly. You don’t have to worry. That’s a lot to keep track of, right? Well, Registering your aircraft doesn’t have to be another long and strenuous bureaucratic process. After all, all you need to do is trust our team here at the National Aviation Registration to help you throughout the whole process so that you don’t have to worry too much about the whole thing. Here you will find all the forms you might need for your aviation papers, including those for your ultralight aircraft. Should you need some additional help with any of it, give us a call at 1-800-998-3527 and we’ll answer your questions in no time.