How we do it

These aircraft come in 2 flavors, the ultralight trike and the FAA regulated light sport aircraft. Ultralight trikes are single seat vehicles that weigh no more than 254 lbs., carry a single person, hold no more than 5 gallons of gas, have a top speed of no more than 55 knots, and a stall speed less than 24 knots. While the light sport aircraft must weigh less than 1320 lbs., have a maximum seating capacity of 2 including the pilot, can not have a maximum speed exceeding 120 knots, a stall speed less than 45 knots, a single reciprocating engine with a ground adjustable prop, fixed landing gear, and a non-pressurized cabin.