Last update 03.01.2019
A powered ultralight aircraft licence allows its holder to pilot a very lightweight aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of 450 kg for a two-seat model and 300 kg for a single-seat model.
Trainee licences are issued to future pilots for the duration of their training. At the end of the training period, and provided the applicant passes the theory exams and the flight test, a pilot’s licence will be granted for powered ultralight aircraft.
This licence will need to be regularly revalidated or renewed, which requires that the pilot provide documented proof of good physical and mental health as well as a logbook for all flights made during the preceding validity period.
The pilot’s licence also allows its holder to do all types of training flights, under the supervision of a flight instructor.
Who is concerned
Any person aged 16 or over interested in piloting a powered ultralight aircraft.
Each candidate for a powered ultralight aircraft pilot licence must have a trainee licence and a medical certificate.
To obtain the trainee licence, the applicant must:
- be over 16 years of age;
- meet the medical requirements set by aviation regulations.
Applicants who are minors must also provide written authorisation from their parents/legal guardian.
To obtain a trainee licence, the applicant must enrol in an accredited training programme:
The first participation in a session of the theory exam for the pilot licence will be charged:
- a EUR 26 tax;
- a EUR 96 fee.
For each subsequent theory exam, the candidate is charged a EUR 26 tax and a EUR 64 fee.
The trainee licence will be issued to the candidate against the payment of:
- a EUR 26 tax;
- a EUR 96 fee.
The powered ultralight aircraft pilot licence will be issued to the candidate against the payment of:
- a EUR 26 tax;
- a EUR 178 fee.
A fee of EUR 45 is due for the revalidation of the licence, the qualifications or authorisations governing licences and the qualifications of training staff. Each time the revalidation requires the issue of a new licence, a tax of EUR 26 will be charged.
The holder of the licence only has to pay one tax/fee (whichever is the higher amount) for the simultaneous issuance or renewal of a licence together with one or more qualifications, or of several qualifications on their own.
How to proceed
Any applicant for a private pilot’s licence for powered ultralight aircraft must have received the requisite theoretical training, dispensed by an accredited training organisation.
The applicant must also provide proof of practical experience as follows:
- at least 20 hours of total flight time in a powered ultralight aircraft of the 3-axis control and/or weight-shift control type;
- at least 5 hours of solo flight.
Applicants holding a private pilot’s licence or a glider pilot’s licence must provide proof of at least 5 hours of total flight time in a powered ultralight aircraft of the 3-axis control and/or weight-shift control type, with at least 1 hour of solo flight.
Applicants for a pilot’s licence for powered ultralight aircraft must demonstrate a good level of knowledge in the following areas:
- aviation regulations;
- general knowledge of aircraft;
- flying principles and techniques;
- meteorology and navigation.
Exam registration applications must be countersigned by an instructor and by the training manager or the latter’s deputy, who will certify that the applicant has received instruction consistent with Grand-Ducal regulations in force.
Any applicant for a pilot’s licence for powered ultralight aircraft must demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate procedures and execute certain specific manoeuvres.
Validity period and revalidation of the licence
The pilot’s licence for powered ultralight aircraft is valid for 24 months, although the expiry of the pilot’s medical certificate will cause the licence to expire as well.
To apply to have their licence revalidated, applicants must have:
- passed a new medical examination meeting the requirements laid down by the aviation regulations;
- completed at least 6 hours of total flight time in the preceding 24 months, or completed at least 1 hour of flight under the supervision of a flight instructor.
A licence cannot be revalidated if the application is not submitted within 24 months of its expiry.
Forms / Online services
Demande pour l'obtention d'une licence de pilote d'ultra-léger motorisé, des qualifications et des inscriptions associées
Demande pour la revalidation d'une licence de pilote d'ultra-léger motorisé, des qualifications et des inscriptions associées