The AULA Searey Issue
Some industry "experts" have suggested that Seareys cannot be registered in Canada as Advanced Ultralights. This is certainly not the case.
Older Seareys continue
to operate in Canada as
Shortly after Y2K a registration issue arose with the 13
Canadian Seareys registered as
found two AULA Seareys that did not
comply with the design standard. (Advanced Ultralights have a
Max Gross Weight of 1232 lbs.) Further investigation revealed
that there was no way to determine the compliance of current
without inspecting and weighing them.
registered Seareys should continue to be able to
operate the aircraft with at least an Ultralight Pilot Licence and with the
incumbent weight and flexibility restrictions inherent in the
Although there is no Canadian category for the new factory-built SLSA Searey "Sport" and SeaRey "Elite", these aircraft can be registered in Canada with a special type certificate.