Airways Airsports



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


There are two general routes to follow for training:

  • On the school aircraft
  • On your own aircraft

Using a school aircraft is the most convenient method, there is no need to outlay the cost of an aircraft to learn to fly during the initial lessons. However once convinced that you do want to continue, having your own or a part share of an aircraft to train on will save you a considerable sum of money. In addition, your aeroplane is always available, at times a school aircraft may not be. Microlight aircraft can cost as little as £2000 with no upper limit. Our team will be more than happy to discus this on a one to one basis as required.

Booking Lessons

Each flying lesson is booked as a two-hour slot that allows for one hour flying and time for briefing and debriefing. In order to get the required day and time, it is best to book as far in advance as possible. Weekends tend to be more popular, so book early!  

We use an online booking system for our students to easily access our diary from home at your leisure please click here to request access to our student diary.

We ask that if for some reason you have to cancel that you let us know as soon as possible in order that someone may take over your slot. Failure to turn up without cancelling may result in you being charged.

Other Services available:

  • Conversion courses
  • Residential courses 
  • Skills refresher courses
  • Advanced flying courses (ask for more details)
  • Revalidation training courses
  • Type conversations training
  • Aircraft owner courses