A licence is required, titled - NPPL Microlight Licence and can be gained by training with a qualified flying instructor in accordance with a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) syllabus of training. The minimum requirements are
- 25 hours total flying time to include
- 10 hours solo consolidation including two qualifying cross country flights of 40 nautical miles
You will need to pass a General flying test and an oral exam, which is much akin to a driving test. In addition to this you will need to pass 5 multiple choice exams in the following subjects
- Principles of flight
- Air law
- Human factors
This may all sound a little onerous but in practice it is fascinating and good fun. A Microlight licence is simpler than a conventional aircraft licence and can be gained in approximately 2/3 the flying time and 1/2 the cost. Don‘t be frightened of the exams either, although thorough they are easily and enjoyably learnt and our 100% pass rate serves to prove this point.