FAA: Up to Owners of Ultra Light Planes to Ensure it's Safe to Fly 1/9/14
CBS 7 News
January 9, 2014
Odessa – An ultra light plane landed in a field in Odessa late yesterday afternoon. People say they’ve seen the same plane flying around before.
According to USUA, owners of ultra light planes are not required to have any proof of airworthiness, this includes the owner having a pilot’s license. It is up to the owner to make sure the plane is safe to fly.
The owner of the ultra light plane that landed in a field yesterday, Cal Pietick, says he was on his way to Schlemeyer Airport when he ran out of gas.
According to the rules and regulations at Schlemeyer Airport, only properly registered/licensed persons can operate aircraft from the airport. Also, no one can use the airport without approval of the airport manager.
Pietick told our CBS 7 crew that he does have a pilots license, we have not had that confirmed.