AC 103

FAR 91 for Ultralighters

FAR Preamble 


Enforcement Run Amok 

Chapter 8 

Harassing Animals 

Who Owns The Air

Washington Airspace  

Shipping Legality 

It's Probably Illegal  

Base Jumping Legality  


Airports & Ultralights  

Getting Banned  

Flying Wilderness Areas  

Probably Not Legal  

PPG & Airports? 

PPG Base Jumping  

2010 Tandem Exemption  

Getting Shot At   

Sport Pilot

Rogue Inspector

Is This Legal? Clouds/Vis

It's Probably Not Legal To Fly From There

Can I fly from property xyz?

The sad reality is that, even if you have permission from the landowner, it may well not be legal for you to fly. Nobody will likely care, but if they do, there is probably a law. Many counties prohibit flying from anything other than an airport and, although local law enforcement may not know about it, rest assured, when complaints come in they'll figure it out.

The noisier, more obnoxious, or repetitive your flying is, the more attention it garners and the more likely you'll earn a cease and desist order.

Don't feel bad, entire countries are this way. The good thing is that they probably have neither the interest nor the desire to waste manpower on you. Most likely the national law officially declares anything that carries a person to be an aircraft but they still ignore us. That, of course, doesn't mean it's legal.

And just because you've been flying there for years doesn't mean much. Very, very few beaches can legally be flown from and every single one of those that I'm aware of has either added a law or started enforcing a law.

The beach that Dell Schanze got us kicked off of was like this. He and his cohorts pissed off the locals so much that they FOUND a law to employ. Rest assured, they know about Dell.

So tread lightly on your favorite sites and be kind to the neighbors.


© 2016 Jeff Goin & Tim Kaiser   Remember: If there's air there, it should be flown in!