ULM Pilot License

What is an ultra-light structure aircraft or ULM?

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How do I get a ULM license?

    In order to act as a ULM pilot in the corresponding rating or variant, it is necessary to obtain the ULM pilot’s license regulated in Royal Decree 123/2015 of 27 February.

    To obtain the ULM pilot license the applicant must have a minimum age of 18 years and take a theoretical-practical course in a ULM training organisation authorised by the State Aviation Safety Agency.  You can consult the list of authorised centers here

    In addition, certain psychophysical conditions must be met which are accredited by obtaining an aeronautical medical certificate class LAPL or class 2. The medical certificate can be obtained and renewed through an authorised Aeronautical Medical Center or Air Examiner Medical Center. See here the means authorised by AESA

    After completing the training course the applicant must pass a theoretical test test carried out by AESA as well as a practical exam that will consist of a flight test.

Procedures associated with the ULM license

    Both to apply for your license, after passing the theoretical and practical exams of ULM, and to update the content of it (for example, revalidations, annotation of new ratings or renewals), you must submit to AESA the application format and the documentation indicated therein, for the type of procedure to be requested:

    The documentation will be sent through some of the options contemplated for this purpose. You can check the options here

    In case of doubt about the documentation to be provided in the options described in this section please contact us

    The ULM license is issued under the license format with electronic signature, in accordance with current regulations


Record flight time in ULM

    As the holder of an ultralight pilot licence you must keep and keep updated a flight time record or logbook, in accordance with the provisions of Article 8.4 of Royal Decree 123/2015 of 27 February.

    In the logbook, you will collect all the relevant information and it will be very useful, as it is the recognised document to accredit the flight experience for the revalidation of the authorisations of your license and for other procedures that you may need.

    In the following document you will find informative material on how to record your flight time log flight time UL


How to be a ULM flight instructor?

    In order to be a ULM flight instructor it is necessary to obtain the corresponding instructor rating annotated in the ULM license.

    You can consult all the information related to obtaining this rating by clicking here

How to submit documentation

    In accordance with the provisions of Article 16 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations, you have the following options to send us your request and documentation:

    • Through our Electronic Headquarters of AESA link to process
    • An electronic register of the General Administration of the State, the Administrations of Autonomous Communities or the entities that make up the Local Administration.
    • In the Post Offices
    • In the diplomatic representations or consular offices of Spain abroad.
    • At the Registry Assistance Offices.
    • Through postal service or in person at the offices of AESA in Madrid State Aviation Safety

      Division of Licensing to Aeronautical Personnel
      Paseo de la Castellana 112
      28046.Madrid. Spain

    In case of Spanish companies and entities or based in Spain only through General Request | Sede AESA

    In case of representation in the formalities consult the following document Representation in the field of eGovernment 

    Remember: documentation sent via e-mail is not processed

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