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Apply for registration in the air sports equipment directory for license-free ultralight sports equipment


The air sports equipment directory stores the data of all domestically certified ultralight aircraft, ultralight helicopters and gyrocopters. Only registered ultralight sports equipment (UL) receives a license plate.

As a rule, air sports equipment without compulsory approval does not require a license plate and thus does not receive an entry in the air sports equipment register. If you still want a license plate for your air sports equipment, then you must apply for entry in the air sports equipment register.

Air sports equipment without compulsory approval are, for example:

  • Single- or two-seater air sports equipment with a maximum permissible mass up to 120 kg including harness and rescue equipment
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAVs)
    • Note: Will be omitted in the future as part of the implementation of the European Regulation on the Regulation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAVs). Then UAV do not only have to be marked as before, but are also subject to approval and must be registered in a database.

To obtain an entry or identifier for your UL, you must either have a

  • German sample examination or
  • proof of an EU type-certificate.

The air sports associations commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure are responsible for the registration of ultralight aircraft and ultralight helicopters in the air sports equipment directory. These are the

  • German Aero Club e.V. and
  • the Deutscher Ultraleichtflugverband e.V. (German Ultralight Flight Association)

Personal data such as the name and address of the owner as well as technical data such as the

  • the type and model of the aircraft and the work number of the cell,
  • nationality and registration marks of the aircraft, and
  • the number of the aircraft register sheet.

As soon as something changes to the stored data, you must inform the Federal Aviation Office or the commissioned air sports association with which your air sports equipment is registered. Under special circumstances, German authorities can access your data. This applies

  • for administrative measures in the field of air transport,
  • to prosecute infringements of aviation regulations, or
  • to prosecute criminal offences or to avert threats to public safety.

For air sports equipment such as ultralight aircraft and ultralight helicopters, the commissioned air sports associations are responsible, here the German Aero Club or the German Ultralight Flight Association. The Federal Aviation Office is responsible for all other aircraft, such as motor aircraft, gliders, motor gliders or helicopters.

The registration or modification of their data in the airport equipment directory must be requested in writing by post or e-mail.

  • Print out the application form on the website of your preferred air sports association and fill it out completely.
  • Send the application form with the required documents either
    • by post or
    • by e-mail to the address of your air sports association.
  • If your application is complete, you will receive a certificate of registration by post.
  • Proof of German sample examination or
  • Proof of EU type-certificate
  • Copy of identity card (front and back) or passport and registration certificate
  • Proof of acquisition of ownership of the UL
  • In the case of registration on the basis of a German design examination:
    • Proof of sample testing (device identification sheet)
    • Proof of unit testing of the complete UL (all components in combination, available from the manufacturer or authorized dealer)
  • When registering on the basis of the EU type-certificate
    • Fully completed certificate stamped and signed by the manufacturer or dealer, such as the "Fiche D' Identification" for air sports equipment approved in France
  • Entry in the aircraft equipment directory: EUR 80,00
  • Change of registration: EUR 25,00

5 days. Depending on the workload, however, the processing can also take longer.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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