What licence do you need to fly a microlight?
National Private Pilot’s Licence
There is a new licence called the NPPL (M) which stands for National Private Pilot’s Licence for Microlights. This licence is issued to you by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after you have completed the training course and passed the required flight and ground examinations.
How many miles can a microlight fly?
The maximum normal height is about 3,000′ but Microlights can fly above 10,000′ up to 30,000′ although oxygen will be required. HOW FAR CAN A MICROLIGHT FLY? A Microlight is limited to carrying 50 litres of fuel which allows about 4 hours of flying, or about 240 miles.
How do I get a microlight license?
The minimum flight training required for the grant of a NPPL with a Microlight Class Rating Without Operational Limitations is:
- Minimum total flight time under instruction 25 hours.
- Minimum flight time solo 10 hours.
- Minimum total navigation flight time 5 hours.
- Minimum solo navigation flight time 3 hours.
How high can you fly an ultralight without a license?
How high can an ultralight fly? So Class G uncontrolled airspace, where ultralights can operate without any restriction, lies in most areas below 1,200 feet above the ground. There are a few places where they can operate higher without permission, and of course, they will need clearance to approach controlled airports.
What is the cost of a microlight aircraft?
You can buy a flex wing microlight for as little as £3500. A second hand two stroke engine Quantum might sell for around £4-6k. If you want the power and reliability of a four stroke engine, then you can get a reasonably modern second hand Quantum for upwards of £8-10k depending on age and condition.
Can you get a private pilot’s license with glasses?
Perfect vision is not a requirement. There are many professional pilots who wear glasses. The FAA has vision limitations that are tested during the aeromedical physical examination, but glasses are permitted. Q: Captain, I measure 4’11”.
What’s the difference between an ultralight and a microlight?
Ultralight aviation (called microlight aviation in some countries) is the flying of lightweight, 1- or 2-seat fixed-wing aircraft. The resulting aeroplanes are commonly called “ultralight aircraft” or “microlights”, although the weight and speed limits differ from country to country.
What is microflights flying school?
Microflights Flying School is based at Long Marston Airfield, near Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. Here at Microflights we’ve introduced several thousand people to the delight of microlight flying since the school was established in 2002, and we’ve had the great pleasure of teaching many of them to fly.
What are the benefits of flying a microlight?
You and your passenger can fly in total comfort without having to be exposed to the elements. Many airfields across the UK offer very low landing fees to microlights. This is because we’re light, have low landing and take-off runs and don’t take up too much room on the apron when parked either.
What kind of microlights do we operate?
We operate a school fleet of four two-stroke and four-stroke powered flexwing (weightshift) microlights, including the Mainair Blade 912, the Mainair Flash 2 Alpha and Pegasus Quantum 912. The first step to discovering what we always call the sheer magic of microlight flying is to book a trial flight with us.
Why move from microlights to general aviation?
If you’re thinking of moving from microlights into GA in the future than the skills and airmanship you learn will be invaluable to you in both experience and skill set. At an average cruise speed of 70 knots (around 80 mph) you get to enjoy the scenery at a slower pace of flight.