Class 5 : The Aerostats

Classe ulm 5 les aerostats ultra legers

Microlight class 5 ultra light aerostats



An aerostat (or commonly called an airship) is an aircraft "lighter than air".
The basic principle is to make an object lighter than air (with hot air, or with a gas lighter than air, hydrogen for example).


Named aerostat, this ultra-light meets the following technical conditions :


· The maximum continuous power is less than or equal to 60 kW for single-seaters and 80 kW for two-seater.

· The volume of the helium envelope is less than or equal to 900 m3.

· The volume of the hot air envelope is less than or equal to 2000 m3.