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FAR 103 ultralight aircraft regulations

The FAR 103 was adopted on July 30th, 1982 and was effective on October 4th that same year. The Federal Aviation Regulation Part 103 formally established what truly is recreational flight. Part 103 established limits on size, performance, and configuration and also established that pilots flying them needed no pilots license or medical qualification. In short the FAR 103 regulations states:

  • one seat only
  • only recreational or sport flying
  • does not have a U.S. or foreign airworthiness certificate
  • If unpowered, weighs less than 155 pounds (70kg)

If powered:

  • Weighs less than 254 pounds (115 kg) empty weight, excluding floats and safety devices
  • Has a maximum fuel capacity of 5 U.S. gallons (19 L)
  • Has a top speed of 55 knots (102 km/h; 63 mph) calibrated airspeed at full power in level flight
  • Has a power-off stall speed of 24 knots (45 km/h; 28 mph) calibrated airspeed or less

Aircraft tagged with FAR 103

Aerolite 103

Aerolite 103

3.5/5 rating (73 votes)
  • Empty weight: 235 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 48 kts
  • For sale for: 16500 USD
Affordaplane - an affordable aircraft!

Affordaplane - an affordable aircraft!

3.6/5 rating (39 votes)
  • Empty weight: 254 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 56 kts
  • For sale for: 3000 USD
Airbike

Airbike ISON Aircraft

3.2/5 rating (215 votes)
  • Empty weight: 300 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 56 kts
  • For sale for: 2850 USD
Airco DH 2 Ultralight Biplane

Airco DH 2 Ultralight Biplane

4.3/5 rating (17 votes)
  • Empty weight: 343 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 42 kts
  • For sale for: 5995 USD
BackYard Flyer Ultralight BYF

BackYard Flyer Ultralight BYF

3.4/5 rating (49 votes)
  • Empty weight: 254 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 52 kts
  • For sale for: 19500 USD
Beaver SS-single place

Beaver SS-single place Aircraft Sales and Parts Ltd.

2.5/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Empty weight: 340 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 58 kts
  • For sale for: 13150 USD
Belite ProCub Lite

Belite ProCub Lite

3.2/5 rating (27 votes)
  • Empty weight: 278 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 54 kts
  • For sale for: 33245 USD
Belite UltraCub

Belite UltraCub

2.8/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Empty weight: 278 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 54 kts
  • For sale for: 22995 USD
Breese XL Ultralight Aircraft

Breese XL Ultralight Aircraft

4.2/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Empty weight: 252 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 30 kts
  • For sale for: 14995 USD
CA-2

CA-2 Adams Aeronautics Company Inc.

4.0/5 rating (34 votes)
  • Empty weight: 250 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 44 kts
Double Eagle

Double Eagle Milholland

4.0/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Empty weight: 385 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 61 kts
  • For sale for: 200 (for plans + videos) USD
Dream Classic Ultralight

Dream Classic Ultralight

3.9/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Empty weight: 241 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 50 kts
  • For sale for: 3495 USD
E-12n

E-12n Evgenij Kovalenko

3.3/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Empty weight: 121 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 43 kts
  • For sale for: 7976 USD
Eureka

Eureka Ameri-Cana Ultralights

3.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Empty weight: 230 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 48 kts
  • For sale for: 8000 USD
Fokker D-VIII Ultralight / Experimental

Fokker D-VIII Ultralight / Experimental

3.3/5 rating (17 votes)
  • Empty weight: 253 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 55 kts
  • For sale for: 5495 USD
Gypsy

Gypsy V.U.L.A,

2.8/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Empty weight: 245 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 45 kts
  • For sale for: 6000 USD
Hart Aero - Aero Sport

Hart Aero - Aero Sport

3.4/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Empty weight: 275 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 70 kts
  • For sale for: 4999 USD
Hart Aero - Hart Bird I

Hart Aero - Hart Bird I

3.6/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Empty weight: 250 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 48 kts
  • For sale for: 4395 USD
Hi-MAX 1700R

Hi-MAX 1700R

3.0/5 rating (25 votes)
  • Empty weight: 328 lbs
  • Cruise speed: 61 kts
  • For sale for: 5795 USD
Hummer

Hummer Maxair

4.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Cruise speed: 42 kts
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