The APPULMA is a sports organization (ultra-light motorized flight, slope soaring and gliding) and independent operating principle without public or private funds. Faced with the regulatory drift that reaches even the lightest motorized ultra-light aircraft, it proposes to act for total deregulation of powered aircraft to take off on foot (like England, for example), significant regulatory relief for other motorized ultra-light aircraft car with an unladen mass not exceeding 115 kg and the vacuum wing load does not exceed 10 kg / m², Consolidate and defend the interests of users of the micro-aviation against actions that seriously threaten the (transponder, reducing air leisure space, risk certification, etc.), To promote amateur-built auxiliary engine mounts, For the definition and implementation of training adapted to the characteristics of PULMA., To organize, overall competitive spirit, gatherings of all sizes in the most friendly.
The APPULMA was founded in Vienna in 1993 by a group of practitioners micro light flight - organizers of the first gatherings of PULMA - in reaction to the drift of the motorized ultra-light to the ultra-heavy motorized (ULM-Avion) ââand the difficulties that accompany it (cost, training, security, maintenance, etc.). It was back to the founding of this great sources advanced that the alliance was a hang glider (some) strengthened and a small engine, making ultra-light flying completely autonomous ... while retaining the faculty practicing the pure free flight. At the same time, the aim was also to act so that this type of theft, fun and safe, remains economically accessible. Joined by Swiss pilots, Germans, Belgians, Italians, Spanish, Luxembourg, Dutch the APPULMA has become a European association. In his first rally (the first Coupe de France PULMA!), The nascent movement has achieved great success of participation and media. Already, he was the subject of recovery attempts. Which devoted its fierce independence. It also gives training related to Para Gliding, Hang Gliding and also conducts examinations and gives certificates of training. It also conducts several meetings and also releases Newsletters.