The world is a place filled with marvelous wonders and mysteries, one such wonders is the sky itself, a vast and seemingly infinite visage filled with vivid colors, a place that across the ages of mankind’s existence has never been conquered in its entirety. Since the dawn of times, humans have had the desire to conquer all there is to planet earth and the sky has been no exception, planes and helicopters were the key to accessing this marvelous place, but it came at a cost.
For most, flying is one of the many pleasures in life, enjoying and reveling in the peace and quiet that the clouds provide, almost a comfort to those that reach it. But there are some that have never been able to, some that can’t afford the luxury of owning an aircraft to visit this lonely and peaceful place, some that would die for the opportunity to do so. But no more.
In the ambitious search for the means to reach for the sky, man has developed a safe and fun way to take to the clouds and enjoy the peace and quiet this entails, the solution? ultra lightweight aircraft; a way for those that lack the resources to build and own their own aircraft, be it a plane or a helicopter and all from the comfort of their own home.
With the ultra lightweight aircraft, an average person can purchase and build their own air vehicle using a set of pieces called kits, these, when paired with the plans and a set of mechanical skills, have the potential to turn into a fun and entertaining ride for the air enthusiasts. Ranging from $20.000 and above, any one person can build their own helicopter and claim the skies every time they so desire.
Of course, some rules and regulations are to be taken into account and a safety inspection must take place for an air vehicle to be sanctioned airworthy, but those are just temporary setbacks at best, if the potential owner follows the rules and all the guidelines, the aircraft will be ready to fly and since this vehicle qualifies as an ultra lightweight vehicle, the owner doesn’t need a pilot’s license to fly it. The skies were never closer, now it’s the best time to fly and embrace the wonders it has to offer.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations can be found here: https://www.usua.org/Rules/ruleandregs.htm