How Safe are Ultralight Aircraft?

Last edited: 14 September 2020, 3:30pm

I have been asked the question “How safe are ultralight aircraft?” many times over the years, and the best answer I can give is it is only as safe as you make it.

If you had asked me that question 40 years ago, I would have said no. In those days it was unregulated with unsafe aircraft, a lot of cowboys and a lot of deaths.

Having flown ultralights for around 20 years, and hearing of the many ultralight accidents over that time, I've developed 5 simple rules to live by when flying ultralights. In my experience, if you follow these 5 very simple points, you should have many good flying years ahead of you. READ MORE

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