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Old 06-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #41
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What class do Ultralights operate in with regards to the FAA Psneed?
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I haven't owned or flown an ultralight since 1986. So what I'm saying is from very old rules and very old recall.

Back then, an ultralight was subject to all FAA rules. just because you didn't have a license didn't mean you were exempt from FAA rules/laws. Ultralights had an additional rule/law which stated that they were not allowed to fly over crowds and other populated areas. 'Crowds' being things, like school parks, sporting events (even small ones in school parks), parades, etc. I also believe we were not allowed to fly in controlled air space.

You would be wise to look this stuff up. Like I said, just because you don't need a license does not mean you don't have rules.

BTW, my ultra light was my most fun toy ever. I used to have a small tent and minimal supplies strapped under my seat. And yes, even back then, a long streaming scarf trailing behind you was a very bad idea.

The most fun was flying as high as I cared to and dead stick my way back down. The most nerve wracking was those damned white cattle egrets following me a good amount of time.

Stay safe and have a blast.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:19 PM   #42
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We are currently heading through the Erie Canal and our GPS shows us on land more than in the water, crazily enough there are still boaters who will put their boats in crazy places just to keep the GPS icon in the water on their charts.

Follow the markers was and will always be the best idea to stay off the bottom.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:15 AM   #44
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Well guys, I have on the old boat the Garmin GHC 10 system with the V2 Chip through a Garmin 4210. The plotter tells the auto pilot where to go and thereby goes the boat. Makes all way points like a blood hound. I can clear the basin and she will take me to sea, turns and all w/o touching the wheel. She will not run u aground....Just as advertised.
Now..I let her do it, BUT.... I never leave the bridge un manned. When I am not up there it is only for a head break. She WILL run over nav aids, other boats and so forth. New boat will have a pricey GHP 20 after the old boat is gone. The 4210 came with me but a 740s replaced it. I used the 740 and it is nice too. After tens of thousands of miles manually steering a destroyer I like being Officer of the Deck and having my helmsman (Garmin) following orders.
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Too long to write out the whole answer, so here is a start...
http://www.usua.org/Rules/faa103.htm


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