Register an advanced ultra-light aeroplane

Fee: $110

If you get an advanced ultra-light aeroplane or build one from a kit, you must register it before you fly.

You can also read about registration requirements in our Ultra-light Aeroplane Transition Strategy. See sections 3.2 (for manufacturers) and 3.3 (for owners). If you’ve purchased a used advanced ultra-light and are transferring ownership to you, see section 3.4.

What you need to do before you register

Before applying to register an advanced ultra-light, you must:

  • Make sure your aircraft is one of the models eligible to be registered as an advanced ultra-light aeroplane
  • If the aircraft is new, get a statement of conformity signed by the manufacturer; if not, get a Fit for Flight form from the previous owner
  • Apply to Civil Aviation to get registration marks for your aircraft
    • There is no fee, except if you wish to reserve a mark ($45) or reserve a special mark ($140)

How to apply

  1. Complete the Application for Registration of Ultra-light or Advanced Ultra-light Aeroplanes [PDF, 630 KB]
  2. Attach the following documents:
    • proof of ownership (bill of sale)
    • a photo of the aircraft’s ID plate, showing the:
      • name of manufacturer
      • model
      • serial number
    • statement of conformity signed by manufacturer, or “Fit for Flight” form from the previous owner
  3. Enclose the aircraft registration fee of $110 (payable to the Receiver General for Canada) or pay using our Online Payment System
  4. Mail your application package to the Transport Canada Civil Aviation office in your region.