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I just wanted to share a few pictures and my awesome experience with everyone on my builders assist program with Rick Hayes on my Aerolite 103.
Prior to making this purchase I checked into a lot of different ultralight manufacturers and the Aerolite 103 is what impressed me.
I live in Connecticut so Rick was closest dealer from me being in Michigan.
I called Rick spoke with him a number of times about different options I could put on plane and asked him his thoughts on the different options.
Rick was very helpful on explaining everything with me and picked the phone up every time I called (and I definitely did call him a lot lol)
I ordered the plane with sail colors and options. A few weeks later everything was in Ricks shop waiting for myself and one of my friends to take a ride to assemble.
( Rick had to have my sails made once I decided on color. That’s what took the 2 weeks. Otherwise Rick has many planes in his warehouse)
We drove out Sunday 14hours and a few snow storms later we arrived in Michigan.
We showed up Monday met rick and started our build. Danny ( my friend) was put on putting sails over all surfaces .
Rick put me on wiring.
Rick had everything layed out
For our next move on everything we did and at the same time made sure we had things going together correctly and turned wrenches with us.
We did this for 3 days.
Day 4 we started the plane then just looked at how awesome it looked.
Once we took enough pictures we pulled plane back into hanger to disassemble and put in trailer for the ride home.
Taking the plane apart and getting it in the trailer all fastened securely
Took a little over an hour.
I can’t say enough on what a great experience I had building the plane with Rick.
After building the plane and seeing how well things had been layed out and how well the plane is put together I’m very happy I chose the Aerolite 103.
Thank you Rick
Check out this great video
Check out this great video
In the U.S., flying an ultralight doesn't require a license or a medical certificate of any kind, providing the aircraft meets the Federal Aviation Regulation called Part 103. Part 103 defines an ultralight as an aircraft that meets the following criteria:
Max. Empty Weight (Powered Aircraft)
Max. Empty Weight (Unpowered Aircraft)
Max. Fuel Capacity
Max. Speed @ Full Power
55 knots (63 mph)
Max. Stall Speed (Power Off) 24 knots (27.6 mph)
If the aircraft has more than 1-seat or exceeds any of the above criteria, it's not an ultralight, and thus not eligible for operation under Part 103.
These are the legal rules by which we fly; they are the most lenient in the world. These privileges, however, carry responsibilities: while there are no specific legal requirements, ultralight pilots must be trained just like any other pilot.
Video Recorded after Sun n Fun 2019 while picking up Kits to bring back to Michigan.
Sun n Fun 2019