All Microlight aircraft have to be built by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved companies to rigorous airworthiness standards. Recent statistics from the CAA showed microlight aircraft to be the safest form of private aviation in the UK. However any aircraft is only as safe as the pilot who files it, therefore thorough training and common sense are both vital in the making of a safe pilot.
To ensure that we provide you with the best tuition available Airways Microlight Training offers additional training to student offering more in-depth understanding not only of flying experience but owning and maintaining aircraft. Our team boasts one of the best facilities in the country with a broad range of instructors, inspectors, examiners and engineers all at your disposal.
Who can Fly
Almost everyone! Maximum pilot weight for dual tuition is around 100Kg and the minimum age to start is 14. Solo flights can be made from age 16, and a licence can be held from 17. There is no maximum age – one of our students, Terry, gained his microlight licence at 82.
There is a CAA self declaration medical required to fly Microlight aircraft. The guidance is that if you can drive a car you can fly a Microlight aircraft. More information on this self declaration can be found here https://www.bmaa.org/information-library/pilot-licensing/medical-requirements