A Beginner's Guide to Ultralight Flying is an 80 minute movie produced in 1994 for those who had heard about the sport and were interested but didn't know how to get started - a video primer to ultralight flying. It was originally released on VHS and then DVD.
It covers the basic federal regulations for ultralights and provides information on the topics of flight training and the purchase of aircraft. One of the nation's largest and most successful ultralight clubs is visited and it's president is interviewed.
Also, there are many interview sessions with ultralight flyers and owners of ultralight aircraft. These interviews provide the viewer with many unique, personal perspectives on the sport.
There are many interesting pictures of ultralights in flight as well as several music video segments. It is the first in a series about Ultralights in America.
In 1994, Ultralight Flying! magazine, the official magazine of the United States Ultralight Association (U.S.U.A.) awarded FitzGerald "Best Video Journalist of the Year" for "Beginner's Guide"
To see the entire movie on YouTube, click the above links or right Click on any scene below to go directly to that segment.