Ultralight aircraft pricing varies widely, with prices ranging from around $3,500 to $30,000, as of 2015, depending on the whether it is a kit or already assembled and the aircraft type, engine package and features. Many kits for fixed wing styles typically run from $9,000 to $10,000.
The Federal Aviation Administration defines ultralights as aircraft that meet the Federal Air Regulations part 103. This includes powered aircraft, such as fixed wing, rotor-craft and powered parachutes as well as unpowered aircraft, including hang gliders, paragliders, sailplanes an balloons. A license is not required to operate these types of aircraft, however a certified training program is advised, even for pilots experienced on other types of aircraft.