Pipistrel Aircraft, the Slovenian manufacturer of fixed-wing microlights
and light sport aeroplanes, has been given design and production approval by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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Gordon has 15 years' experience flying microlights
and has been a trainer for the past six years.
Gordon Douglas is the chief flying instructor and owner of East of Scotland Microlights
, a school based at East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian which trains people to fly microlights
conform to stringent British requirements there is no agreed international standard or approval.
They will join their friends Tim Jones from Deiniolen and university lecturer Shaun McLernanan and 120 UK-based microlights
in Calais for the flight.
According to the report: "The National Microlight
Association of Ireland and the British Microlight
Aircraft Association should inform all its members that seemingly insignificant amounts of frost, or even rain on the wings of flex-wing microlights
can degrade the performance of the wing to the extent that the aircraft cannot be safely flown.
A member of the Scottish Aero Club, he had been flying microlights
for four years before the accident.
Except for the very long ride to the Al Marmoom desert reserve, the microlights
are worth the trip.
have been in Paphos airport for about seven years, and there has been only one other incident.
These days, microlights
come in all shapes and sizes, from carbon-and-Kevlar 'hot ships' (which will easily outperform your average light aircraft for half the price) to foot-launched powered hang-gliders and paramotors (which are the simplest and cheapest way to fly without needing a mountain to jump off).
I just hope anybody reading about this will not be put off flying microlights
, I'm certainly not," she said today.