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Ultralight aircraft (United States)

Index Ultralight aircraft (United States)

Ultralight aircraft in the United States are much smaller and lighter than ultralight aircraft as defined by all other countries. [1]

10 relations: Ballistic parachute, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Aviation Regulations, Knot (unit), Stall (fluid mechanics), Ultralight aviation, Ultralight trike, USUA, Vehicle.

Ballistic parachute

A ballistic parachute, ballistic reserve parachute, or emergency ballistic reserve parachute, is a parachute ejected from its casing by a small explosion, much like that used in an ejection seat.

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Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Federal Aviation Regulations

The Federal Aviation Regulations, or FARs, are rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governing all aviation activities in the United States.

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Knot (unit)

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour, exactly 1.852 km/h (approximately 1.15078 mph).

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Stall (fluid mechanics)

In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases.

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Ultralight aviation

Ultralight aviation (called microlight aviation in some countries) is the flying of lightweight, 1- or 2-seat fixed-wing aircraft.

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Ultralight trike

An ultralight trike is a type of powered hang glider where flight control is by weight-shift.

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USUA

The United States Ultralight Association (USUA) is a non-profit organization that endeavors to support ultralight aviation and ultralight aircraft It is the oldest ultralight organization in the US, formed after motors began appearing on hang gliders in the early 1980s.

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Vehicle

A vehicle (from vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo.

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Redirects here:

FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles, FAR Part 103, FAR Part 103 Ultralight Vehicles, FAR Part 103 ultralight vehicle.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultralight_aircraft_(United_States)

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