ultralight aircraft


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ultralight aircraft

[′əl·trə‚līt ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
An extremely lightweight, single-seat aircraft with low flight speed, power, and fuel capacity, used for sport or recreation.

ultralight aircraft

An extremely lightweight, single-seat aircraft with a low flight speed, power, and fuel capacity, used for sport or recreation. In terms of its maximum takeoff weight, it should be less than 1000 lb (455 kg). In microlight aircraft, the upper limit is 250 lb (115 kg) empty weight.
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