Ultralight aircraft kits are available for purchase online directly from manufacturers including Kolb, Belite and Quicksilver via their corporate websites. The websites offer customization, options and provide a phone number to call to ask questions or complete an order.
Also called microlight aviation, ultralight aircraft became popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Ultalight aircraft in the United States are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration and are subject to restrictions that include flying during daylight hours and over unpopulated areas, because no licensing or training is required to operate the aircraft. Ultralight aircraft kits that are unpowered are available for under $2,000, while powered ultralight aircraft kits can cost more than $10,000.