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