Certain types of ultralights ought to...
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He who likes to fly

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Apr 26, 2014
Paracycles, powered paragliders, benson gyrocopters, you name it; they are ALL banned over ALL types of populated areas. Residential, industrial, commercial, downtown, you name it! As far as I know it, not a single one of you has ever, in your entire lifetime, seen even a one-person powered paraglider, let alone a gyrocopter or a two-seater powered parachute, over even a quiet residential neighborhood even located in the middle of a bunch of cornfields.

“....VETS”

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#23 Apr 26, 2014
He who likes to fly wrote:
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All ARE banned over populated areas! Currently as it appears, the FAA's attitude towards any kind of non-licensed aircraft other than kites and boomerangs is as follows; if you are too scared to drive, if there are no bicycle trails, or if car traffic is too heavy and there is nothing but road construction, too bad, sore loser! You will learn to live in isolation from all but your immediate neighborhood! And under absolutely NO circumstances at all WHATSOEVER does ANY person within the United States of America have any business making/having friends/meeting people who live 50 and 60 miles from them!
still don't see the point... Non-Licensed.....

FAA's attitude towards any kind of non-licensed aircraft

that is any aircraft .........any

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#24 Apr 26, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
I don't understand this thread!
hell neither does the creator
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Paw Paw, MI

#25 Apr 26, 2014
tallyho wrote:
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hell neither does the creator
agreed
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Paw Paw, MI

#26 Apr 26, 2014
nearly anyplace that has enough room for a runway can be flown over, 5 gallon capacity restricts range
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Paw Paw, MI

#27 Apr 26, 2014
103.15 Operations over congested areas.

No person may operate an ultralight vehicle over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons.
He who likes to fly

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Apr 26, 2014
A TROLL NAMED SLACK wrote:
103.15 Operations over congested areas.
No person may operate an ultralight vehicle over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons.
But that actually means; No person may operate an ultralight vehicle over any populated and/or urban area, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or business, neither shall any person operate any ultralight vehicle within less than 500 horizontal feet of any building, structure, or the edge of any type of neighborhood, whether residential, industrial, commercial, or business, regardless of altitude.
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Paw Paw, MI

#29 Apr 26, 2014
does it Einstein?

if a city can have a congested area then it can have a uncongested area, and define congested for me while ya at it

if ya got water, open parks and industrial there are plenty of places to drop into as long as your not dragging a huge chute being directed by the wind to get all caught up in everything, Ill stick to three axis or stick and rudder. hell weight shift has way more control then you para guys
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Paw Paw, MI

#30 Apr 26, 2014
the para experience
25 mph takeoff speed
25 mph climbing speed
25 mph cruising speed
25 mph descending speed
25 mph landing speed

see a pattern here

I'd rather go ballooning which I really wouldn't want to do

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#31 Apr 27, 2014
applies to balloons as well [hot air] and in most states your property includes a stated footage above [here 700ft]
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Paw Paw, MI

#32 Apr 27, 2014
tallyho wrote:
applies to balloons as well [hot air] and in most states your property includes a stated footage above [here 700ft]
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
He who likes to fly

Minneapolis, MN

#33 Apr 28, 2014
As far as I know it, you are not even allowed to fly over a populated area in an ultralight at 10,000 feet, or even at (hypothetically) 250,000 feet!

“....VETS”

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#34 Apr 28, 2014
also you are not allowed to fly below ground zero
He who likes to fly

Minneapolis, MN

#35 Apr 28, 2014
tallyho wrote:
also you are not allowed to fly below ground zero
Aircraft can never fly underground, you silly goose!
Marley

Huntington, NY

#36 Apr 28, 2014
I drink Michelob Ultra light beer (by the case)....and I believe I should be able to drink that anywhere I choose.

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#37 Apr 28, 2014
He who likes to fly wrote:
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Aircraft can never fly underground, you silly goose!
damn thought I was onto the stealth .... thanks
LOST IN MISSISSIPPI

Paw Paw, MI

#38 Apr 28, 2014
He who likes to fly wrote:
As far as I know it, you are not even allowed to fly over a populated area in an ultralight at 10,000 feet, or even at (hypothetically) 250,000 feet!
We went round and round with the FAA about this, the regulation are written in a way that allows a lot of interpretation. We never hired council but had their heads so twisted they became stuttering fools, at the end they apparently decided to wait until we had an incident, it never occurred
Social life

Cicero, IL

#39 Aug 2, 2016
He who likes to fly wrote:
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But that actually means; No person may operate an ultralight vehicle over any populated and/or urban area, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or business, neither shall any person operate any ultralight vehicle within less than 500 horizontal feet of any building, structure, or the edge of any type of neighborhood, whether residential, industrial, commercial, or business, regardless of altitude.
America is a heavily paranoid and hateful country. American culture itself is heavily built around cold, callous hatred. Americans are conditioned to coldly hate their own neighbors! Even the mere thought of a BICYCLIST that passes in front of someone's house having travelled as little as 5 miles, let alone 20, to get there will cause a typical American to lose sleep over it. And the safer and more quiet a neighborhood is, the more intolerant the locals of that neighborhood are towards people who don't live immediately next door. In many suburban areas and small towns in the middle of wide open country, nobody even interacts with their neighbors; they carry a zero tolerance attitude towards everyone outside the walls of their house. Fly over that small community in an ultralight, even a powered paraglider, and those people will scurry for their guns and prepare as if you were dropping Tsar Bomba on their neighborhood! Allow ultralights over urban/suburban/populated areas, and every day you'd hear news of even multiple ultralights that got shot down by residents of a neighborhood or especially a small rural country town, even ultralights flying as high as 2,000 feet.

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