Types of Ultralights
What kind of ultralight are you looking to fly? Explore the many different types of ultralights to determine what is best for you.
Lighter Than Air
There are lighter-than-air ultralights, including “backpack balloons” and even powered airships.
From basic open-frame designs at one end of the spectrum to fully enclosed cockpits and streamlined designs at the other.
Rotorcraft can generally be divided into two categories: helicopters and gyroplanes.
Trikes / Weight-Shift
Trikes are available in both single-seat ultralight versions as well as two-seat light-sport aircraft.
While ultralight aircraft are, by definition, single-seaters, in some cases there are similar two-seater types available for demonstration flights or instruction. You can contact the manufacturer of a particular type directly, or just reach out to EAA headquarters or your local EAA Ultralight Chapter to find out how and where you can take that first flight.