Ultralight News

Air Cowboys Under Fire

Air Cowboys Under Fire

A wildlife advocacy group, WildEarth Guardians, is petitioning President Obama to help stop the gunning down of coyotes from ultralight aircraft in the state of Idaho. The practice of hunting from ultralight was approved by the Federal government back in...
Helmet Camera Review

HD Video Helmet Camera Review

Be it hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving or ultralighting we all wish we had a video camera to shoot those memorable flying moments. With the spring flying season well underway, we are offering some assistance in chosing the right camera...
Jetman Bails into Ocean

Jetman Bails into Ocean

A Swiss adventurer, Yves Rossy, went down into the Atlantic Ocean after hitting turbulent air which caused equipment failure. While attempting to cross the Strait of Gilbralter from Africa to Europe, the self proclaimed 'Jetman' had to pull his reserve chute after...
Operation Migrate

Operation Migragation

It's that time of year again when a siege of cranes and a gang of ultralight pilots take to the air for their 1,300 mile trip. The graduating class this year consists of 21 whooping cranes that will fly...
2010 Grand Champion Ultralight

Belite Aircraft Named 2010 Grand Champion Ultralight

The 2010 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland Florida attracts over 150,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts from all over the USA and more than 80 other countries. This year, the expo has named the Belite Superlite Aircraft...
Coupe Icare 2012

Coupe Icare 2012

If you happen to be in France right now, you're in for a treat. The Coupe Icare has been the most anticipated air sports event since 1974. Held against the backdrop of the breath-taking Alps, it has proven to...
Going High Tech Against Drugs

Going High Tech Against Ultralight Drug Smugglers

Enjoying your sport can be a little more challenging when your favorite way to fly also happens to be popular with criminals. If you follow ultralight aircraft news, you've probably noticed that ultralights have long drawn scrutiny from U.S. officials...
Ultralight Pilots Wanted to Save Rhinos

Ultralight Pilots to Save the Rhino

A British ultralightlight pilot has made ultralight aircraft news while urging other microlight enthusiasts worldwide get involved in an effort to help save an endangered species. Pilot Frank Spiniello recently traveled to South Africa and saw many stories about the...
GoPro Survives Free Fall

GoPro Survives 12,500 Foot Fall

Skydiver Lucas Damn’s helmet-cam made skydiving news when it was knocked out of its casing as he jumped out of the plane in a recent dive. The camera survived the 12,500 foot fall and laid resting in the field...
Operation Migration 2012

Operation Migration 2012

Flying ultralight aircraft can be the thrill of a lifetime. But for two of the sport's most celebrated ambassadors, that passion was transformed into an annual celebration of the enduring spirit of wild birds -- an act of preservation...
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Electrics Wow at AirVenture

Is it a bird? It's a plane. No, it's a flying mattress! Ultralight aircraft news is all a flutter over the electric-powered prototype that took to the air at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Lots of cheering spectators were...
Sweet Sixteen - Sixteen Planes

Sweet Sixteen – Sixteen Planes

Ross Brodie isn't your typical teenager. He's been flying with his dad since he was two years old and is quite the aircraft enthusiast. It should come as no surprise then that Ross wasn't willing to settle for a...
Whooping it Down South

Whooping it Down South

As an ultralight sits on a makeshift runway reeving its engine in the early morning frost, support crew readies the migrating whooping cranes for takeoff also.
Ultralights Holding Resell Value

Ultralights Holding Resell Value

Many enthusiasts who really keep up with ultralight aircraft news and casual flyers alike often wonder about the resale values of their machines. Recent trends in sales and resales show that ultralight keep their resale value very well, especially...
2009 World Air Games

2009 World Air Games

The United States sent 17 competitors to the World Air Games between June 6th and June 14th 2009. This event is the premier event of for air sports enthusiasts boasting 10 disciplines, 27 competitions, and 3 venues in Italy. The disciplines included in...
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Volocopter – Autonomous Air Taxi

Urban transportation is the pits. Congested streets and sparse parking make downtown driving a pain. What if there was a way to avoid traffic jams and parking garages by soaring over the city? Could an ultralight be the answer?...
Belite Introduces SeaLite

Belite Introduces SeaLite

Belite has made ultralight aircraft news this week with the presentation of their newest model, the Bealite SeaLite. The single seat, amphibious ultralight aircraft took its first flight on Tuesday in Witchita. James Wiebe, the founder of Belite, said the technology was...
Putin Flies with Cranes

Putin Flies with the Cranes

Russian President Vladimir Putin fired back at his critics after he came under withering attacks in cyberspace for his latest adventure. One would expect nothing less from the Russian leader whose adventurous exploits reached new highs when he took the...
Ultralight News

Ultralight News Around The World

It's been quite the month in ultralight aircraft news, starting with the first electric aircraft to cross the English Channel, in fact two crews are claiming the honor.  On Friday July 10, the Airbus Group announced that its E-Fan technology demonstrator had flown from Lydd,...
Border Patrol Bust Ultralight Carrying Drugs

Ultralight Busted With Mary Jane

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s air operations spotted and interdicted an ultra-light aircraft carrying $180,000 of illegal drugs crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.