Microlight Flight Experiences

Microlight Flight Experiences in the UK from Greatest Gifts.

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Microlight Flight Experiences 

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Microlight Flight Experiences in the UK can last as little as 20 minutes, a great introduction to this marvellous little aircraft. Once up in the air it is possible to take the controls and learn some basic manoeuvres. There are also very popular 60-minute Microlight Flight Lessons.
Microlight Aircraft (also sometimes known as Ultralight) come in many different forms. Originally, in the 1970's, engines were simply mounted onto Hang Gliders and this became hugely popular as a relatively inexpensive form of powered aircraft for recreation purposes. This then developed into the weight-shift microlight aircraft with an undercarriage and three wheels. The weight-shift was followed by a three-axis microlight with a tail and main wing. Regulation was introduced in 1982 with the Microlight being defined as a maximum weight of 992lbs (450kg), which includes passenger, pilot and fuel. The maximum stall speed is 35 knots (65km/h). There is also now a sub-category called SSDR (Single Seat De-Regulated Microlight)  which must weigh no more than 254lbs (115kgs) without pilot and fuel. This little machine does not need the normal airworthiness requirements or annual inspections and as such is becoming more popular all the time. Even so, the flyer still needs a Microlight Pilots licence and obey the rules of the air to operate any type of microlight aircraft. Microlights are flight-tested and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority before they are sold. Normally pilot and passenger can fly for up to 200 miles on a full tank of fuel. Some manufacturers are now developing electric powered motors for these small aircraft and because of their low weight they are widely thought to become a successful and popular method of propulsion. The little electric power packs weigh around 26lbs (12kgs) and the cost of charging the battery is much less than the cost of fuel. Less noise and pollution make it a great environmentally friendly alternative source of powered flight. 
 
30 Minute Microlight Flight In East Yorkshire
 

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