USUA Represents Ultralight Interests.
USUA is the organization that the FAA, the media, and other organizations look to when it comes to ultralight issues. When an ultralight accident or incident happens in the USA, we are the ones that explain to the media the rules, the safety consciousness of pilots, and the freedom of flight. Currently USUA is working with LAMA and other organizations to update Sport Pilot regulations and policy. USUA looks out after your sport flying interests like no other organization!
An ultralight vehicle is a vehicle that is used or intended to be used for manned operation in the air by a single occupant.
An ultralight vehicle is used or intended to be used for recreation or sport purposes only.
A powered ultralight weighs less than 254 pounds empty weight, excluding floats and safety devices which are intended for deployment in a potentially catastrophic situation
A powered ultralight has a fuel capacity not exceeding 5 U.S. gallons
A powered ultralight is not capable of more than 55 knots calibrated airspeed at full power in level flight and has a power-off stall speed which does not exceed 24 knots calibrated airspeed.
Ultralights Can Change Your Point of View and Your Life
No form of aviation offers the low and slow, wind-in-your-face freedom that ultralight and light sport aircraft can. The dream of flight that many of us had as children can truly be realized with these unique aircraft. Freedom and safety combine to provide the ultimate recreational experience!
Curtis Hughes's The Ultralight Pilot's Flight Training Manual remains the best training resource available for the fixed wing ultralight pilot. This book, now published by USUA, is the text book used by most ultralight flight instructors. It includes chapters on:
- The Training Process
- Basic Airwork
- Advanced Airwork
- Traffic Patterns
- Solo Flight Lessons
- Basic Meterorology
- FAR Part 103
- The National Airspace System
USUA works with First Flight Insurance Company to offer 3rd Party Liability Insurance for your ultralight or light sport aircraft. This gives you the million dollar policy often demanded by public airports and public events.
Qualified Aircraft Include...
- Powered Paragliders & Powered Hang Gliders
- Powered Parachutes & Weight Shift Trikes
- Legal Part 103 Ultralights
- Light Sport Aircraft (Max Takeoff Weight 1,150 lbs)
Powered Sport Flying Magazine is a FREE member benefit. WIth monthly features about ultralights, gyroplanes, powered parachutes, powered paragliders, light sport aircraft and trikes, it is the only complete sport flying magazine in the country and you get this $36.95 value as part of your membership.Learn More about PSFM