This regulation prescribes rules governing the operation of ultralight vehicles. For the purposes of this part, an ultralight vehicle is a vehicle that:
This regulation is drafted in accordance with ROC Civil Aviation Law Article 99-1 Paragraph 3.
Applications for establishing ultralight vehicle organizations, i.e. (organizations), must include two complete sets of the following documents submitted to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) for approval by the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC):
Applicant should register as a legal business entity within 6 months after approval by the CAA. Failure to file for organizational status within the prescribed time frame will result in termination of such approval by CAA.
Organizations registered as legal business entities, shall submit two copies of the following documents to the CAA within one month of the intended date of operation.
After legally registered, the organization shall prepare an organization activity function guide. The guide should include the following:
Organization shall submit its activity/function guide to CAA for approval by the MOTC, Executive Yuan and NCPFS, before commencing activities.
Ultra Light Vehicle importation request shall include two copies of the following documents for CAA approval:
Owners of Ultra Light Vehicles shall submit photos of registration numbers, signs/ Logo and certificate liability insurance (see Article 22 for liability insurance) to CAA or authorized party for registration application.
Owners of Ultra Light Vehicles shall apply through CAA/Designated Authority for vehicle inspections:
Organizations or professional groups with the following authorizations/qualifications, may apply with CAA for inspection approval:
Organizations/professional groups designated by CAA, shall prepare inspection forms and methods of recording for CAA approval before commencement of inspection work.
Inspection personnel with the following qualifications and with no CAA regulation violations within the last two years, may apply through organizations/ professional groups for CAA approval and the issuance of Ultra Light Vehicle Inspection Approvals/Certificates (referred to as Inspection Certificate):
The Inspection Certificate is valid for two years. Organizations/professional groups may apply for renewal 30 days prior to the expiration date. When the Inspection Certificate is expired or when inspection personnel are no longer employed by the organization/professional group, the organization/professional group shall return the inspection certificate to CAA. Loss or damaged Inspection Certificates may be reapplied for with a proper statement of explanation.
CAA reserves the right to terminate the designation when the organization/professional group no longer meets the qualifications of Article 7 Paragraph 1. CAA also the reserve the right to cancel inspection certificates if any misconduct is found. Organizations/professional groups many also file for cancellation of inspection designation or approval.
Ultra Light Vehicles, after inspection, with documented inspection records may apply with CAA or an authorized designated party for the issuance of inspection certificates.
The Inspection Certificate is valid for 3 year for Ultra Light Vehicles less than 3 years old and two years for Ultra Light Vehicles over 3 years old.
CAA designated inspection organizations or professional groups shall file inspection records after every inspection.
Owners of Ultra Light Vehicles shall apply with CAA or a designate party for inspection renewal 30 days prior to certificate expiration. The CAA designated inspection organization/professional group shall complete the inspection within 30 days of application. The certificate may be renewed after passing the inspection and with proper documentation. If the Ultra Light Vehicle is damaged and needs airframe/engine replacement/repair, the repair must restore the vehicle to it’s original standard. If the vehicle is stolen/missing the owner shall notify CAA. For damaged or recovered vehicles the owner shall apply to the CAA for a temporary inspection. Upon completion of the CAA inspection, a remark shall be noted on the original/renewed certificate, that the vehicle has been recovered/repaired and continues to meet manufacture’s standards.
When designated inspection organizations or professional groups perform the inspection, the owner of Ultra Light Vehicle shall be present for questioning and provide necessary assistance during the inspection.They may appoint other individuals if their presence during inspection is not possible.
When changes is made on the inspection certificate, the owner of the Ultra Light Vehicle shall apply with CAA or designated party within 15 days for change of the inspection certificate.
When the Inspection Certificate is lost or damaged, the owner of Ultra Light Vehicle may apply with CAA or designated party for the re-issuance of the inspection certificate.
Owners of Ultra Light Vehicles shall prepare their maintenance plans and records for CAA inspection.
No one may operate an Ultra Light Vehicle without an Operating Certificate. Operators of Ultra Light Vehicles shall submit the following to CAA/authorized party, the written and check ride passing records for issuance of an Ultra Light Vehicle Operating Certificate (see attachment IV) prior to operation.
Operating Certificate is valid for two years.
CAA designated inspection organization/professional Group shall record written and check ride examinations for CAA review.
For Operating Certificate renewal, the applicant shall submit to the CAA documentation of the physical examination, 30 days prior to the certificate expiration date.
When the Operating Certificate is lost or damaged, the operator shall submit to the CAA or organizations or profession, groups, documentation for re-issuance.
Organizations or professional groups with one of the following qualifications and having test flight personnel, may apply with CAA for test flight authorizations:
Organizations or professional groups designated by CAA for test flights, shall prepare a list of test items and recording methods.
Test Flight personnel with the following qualifications and with no CAA regulation violations in two years, may apply to the CAA, through the organization/professional group for the issuance of Ultra Light Vehicle Flight Test Approval/Certificate (Flight Test certificate):
Flight Test Certificates are is valid for two years. Organization/professional groups may apply for renewal 30 days prior to the expiration date. When the Flight Test Certificate expires or when flight test personnel are no longer employed, the organization/professional group, shall return the inspection certificate to CAA. Lost or damaged Inspection Certificates may be reissued by the CAA with proper explanation
The CAA reserves the right to terminate the Flight Test Designation when the organization/professional group no longer meets the qualifications of Article 17 Paragraph 1.
The CAA also reserves the right to terminate the Flight Test Certificate if any misconduct is found.
Organizations/professional groups may also file for cancellation of flight test designation or approval.
Ultra Light Vehicle operators shall manipulate the vehicle under Visual Flight Rules and avoid the following:
Operators shall avoid coming into close proximity of other aircraft, ultra light vehicles or obstacles that may create a hazard.
Ultra Light Vehicle activity zones and airspace will be designated by the MOTC and Ministry of Defense and be published by CAA.
Organizations shall submit two copies of the following documents for approval to CAA/authorized party:
Once airspace boundaries of the activity zone are approved, the organization shall properly mark and identify such boundaries for ease of visual reference by operators and participants.
If more then one organization intends to use the same airspace at the same time, these organizations shall coordinate and mutually agree to the general rules of activities and submit the joint operation plan to CAA for approval.
If the organization is planning a temporary international Ultra Light Vehicle event, the organization is required to apply for approval from CAA through the MOTC and the Ministry of Defense, three month in advance if a temporary airspace is required.
Organizations are required to establish measures for instant location reporting relating to the safety of airspace.
Instant location reporting must be CAA approved prior to use.
Owners of Ultra Light Vehicles are required to have the following liability insurance coverage for:
Organizations shall submit two copies of the following documents for Ultra Light Vehicle operational areas to CAA:
The above-mentioned right of use property shall comply with all relevant regulations, including environmental protection laws. After approved by the Executive Yuan, NCPFS and other relevant authorities, the organization shall be allowed to begin operations in the approved areas
For special activities or competitions, the organization shall apply within 15 days for CAA approval.The CAA will coordinate this approval with the Executive Yuan and the NCPFS. If such activities or competitions are held domestically, organizations shall be entitled to make organizational rules and guideline relating to such functions
Organizations shall be entitled to make membership pricing standards. Organizations shall submit the pricing standard information to CAA and MOTC.
When Ultra Light Vehicle accidents or incidents occur, owners, operators or organizations of Ultra Light Vehicles, shall notify relevant authorities according to the laws and regulations. Organization shall notify CAA, the MOTC the Executive Yuan and the NCPFS within two hours and execute corrective measures immediately. Organizations shall submit the corrective/improvement measures report to CAA, the MOTC, the Executive Yuan and (NCPFS) within 30 days from the date of the accident/incident.
Organizations of Ultra Light Vehicles shall submit the following report and records to CAA every three months:
If organizations have already filed and are registered as a legal business entity prior to the announcement of this part, such organizations shall submit two complete sets of the following documents to CAA within 30 days of application:
Once the organization obtains its approval, the organization shall prepare an activity/function guide with the following documents:
Organization shall submit the activity/function guide to CAA for approval by (MOTC) Executive Yuan, (NCPFS) before commencement of activities.
Subject to Ultra Light Vehicle Regulations Article 5, 7 and 16, when consignments are involved, the consigned party shall be identified.The consigned event documents shall be posted on MOTC’s circular or press release.
This regulation becomes effective on the publication date.