Register a basic ultra-light aeroplane

Fee: $110

If you get a basic ultra-light aeroplane or build one from plans, you must register it.

You can also read about how to register a basic ultra-light in our Ultra-light Aeroplane Transition Strategy. See section 2.2.

What you need to do before you register

Before you apply to register, you must:

  • Ensure your aeroplane qualifies as a basic ultra-light, which means:
    • It has no more than two seats
    • It was designed and manufactured to have:
      • a maximum take-off weight not exceeding 544 kg (1,199 pounds), and
      • a stall speed in the landing configuration (Vso) not exceeding 39 knots (45 mph) at the maximum take-off weight
  • Apply to Civil Aviation for registration marks
    • 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, or
      • statement of construction from plans or raw materials
    • a photo of the aircraft’s ID plate, showing the:
      • name of manufacturer
      • model
      • serial number
  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