Sport pilots can fly a wide range of powered parachute (PPC) light-sport aircraft (LSA). Whichever powered parachute LSA you choose to fly, it’s now less expensive! With streamlined aircraft manufacturing processes and less government bureaucracy there is less overall expense. With less cost, and more PPC LSA to choose from, now you can train in, fly, and own your own powered parachute!
Ultralight PPC verses Light-Sport Aircraft PPC
An Ultralight PPC is a “single-place” vehicle (the FAA does not call Ultralights aircraft) that requires no pilot’s license. These can only weight up to 254 pounds empty. There is very little regulation on the aircraft and the operator except that it is restricted from flying in busier airspace. The Ultralight Trainer two place Ultralight PPC evolved which is a heavier ultralight used for dual training (instructor and student) until 2004 when the ultralight trainers were transitioned to LSA. For more information on Ultralight powered parachutes go to: Ultralight PPC.