Just trying to clarify some things.
So, in terms of actual usability, what are the restrictions?
Looking at the regs, it appears that you just need approval to fly into an airspace. So if i happen to have a handheld, and call a class D tower and get their approval to fly into their airspace or to their airport, then its alright.
For non-towered airports, just make traffic pattern calls and such? Being able to get to some flyings would be nice.
Speaking of XCs with ultralights, what do you do about fuel? Autogas isn't available at most airports i've been too, which seems to be what those little engines are calling for.
There aren't any regulations specifically forbidden an ultralight from landing at a public use airport? The biggest restriction concerning this that i see is that you can't fly over a populated area.
And speaking of a populated area, I'm assuming that it is legit to cross over roads and/or highways? just have to stay away from the more densely populated areas like neighborhoods and cities and towns.
I've looked into instruction at a couple of places. question i have is, how do these people which clearly at not CFIs, instruct at all (legall)? Specifically i've been looking at a couple powered parachute places. they seem to do a lot of ground school and then a couple simulated launches, and then a couple flights while talking to you on a radio. That seems like its skirting the edges pretty close.
I'm thinking i can have some fun with ultralights (especially the powered parachutes, lots of places around here to foot launch one ... though, i'm still trying to find someplace to try one out in some fashion). and its a branch of the hobby that is within my budget as well ... But I don't want to do anything that could possibly jeopardize my PPSEL cert.