I know many airports do not allow ultralight aircraft but can I take it to work, home, or to the bar? What is the limits of freedoms of travel in an ultralight?

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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of What regulations are in place for ultralight vehicles flying over US national parks? $\endgroup$ – AEhere Jul 1 at 14:56
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think the picture you posted fits the definition of an ultralight in the United States. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jul 1 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workhorse_SureFly "The 70 mph (110 km/h) hybrid electric has a 200-hp gasoline generator giving up to 70 mi (110 km) range over 1 hour. It has four propeller arms, each with two electric contra-rotating propellers powered by a gas turbine or piston engine generator along a battery pack. Targeting a price of $200,000, it can lift a 400 lb (180 kg) payload and include a ballistic parachute. The SureFly would operate as a conventional helicopter, like the similarly priced two-seat Robinson R22, but would be easier to fly and safer with its integral parachute. " $\endgroup$ – CrossRoads Jul 1 at 15:49

Taken from a more specific answer by @Pondlife to a question about ultralights and National Parks:

For ultralights specifically, the regulations are in 14 CFR 103 which has only a few very simple restrictions on where ultralights can operate. 103.15 says you can't operate over a congested area or a crowd of people and other restrictions are the obvious ones: don't fly near airports without ATC approval, don't enter restricted airspace, and do follow NOTAMs.

  • $\begingroup$ I understand you were giving a basic-level answer but actually for MOST airports without control towers there is no need to get ATC approval before flying an ultralight there. $\endgroup$ – quiet flyer Jul 2 at 1:35

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