Microlights are often assumed by many to be basic flying
machines, often referred to as hang gliders with an engine! This is an old fashioned misconception. They could best be described as very light aircraft, no more than 450kgs total weight and come in two forms, weightshift delta-wing open air types and 3 axis, enclosed cockpit light aeroplanes.
Weightshift microlights are more basic and look a little like an Hanglider with an engine. Don't be fooled by there appearance, these are very strong, can have a range in excess of 400 miles but are more weather dependent.
The types we use at Conington have all the usual controls seen in more conventional aircraft.
Our aircraft the EV 97 teamEurostar
Through the efforts of early pioneers and the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) numerous people have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, one of the most fun, less regulated and affordable forms of aviation
In common with other recreational activities, the equipment available over the years has become more sophisticated. In the last few years, more advanced microlights have come onto the market using enhanced designs, new materials and very sophisticated avionics.
The new, high performance microlights such as the Eurostar have performance and style which rivals many light aircraft but at a fraction of the operating cost.