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If you are considering flying as a hobby, especially if you have caught the flying bug from a trial lesson - You will need to follow an approved flight and training course provided by a qualified microlight flying instructor. A restricted (local) NPPL licence requires you to complete a minimum of 15 flying hours of instruction and solo flying. Few people qualify on the minimum hours and may need more than that to meet the grade. You need to pass multi-choice questions on subjects such as Principals of Flight, Power and Ancillaries, Basic Flight Instruments, Air Law, Human Performance limitations, Meteorology, Navigation, Flight Planning and Map Reading. This looks a little overwhelming but it is fair to say that a small 168 page book written by Brian Cosgrove includes all you need to know for these subjects. Why not come and meet our Students and Pilots? their enthusiasm and encouragement will soon put you at ease.

You can plan on taking around 18 months to get your ticket, mainly because of weather limitations. You will spend in the region of £5000 to get there and aircraft, even 3 axis (like conventional light aircraft) cost from around £4000 for a clean second hand example, to realistically maybe £50,000 for a new Flying Machine.

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Welcome back to the microlightflyer Homepage......
Offering Flight training to NPPL, trial flights for only £50, aircraft maintenance and repair, hangarage, aircraft sourcing - see our sitemap


In case you missed it on your visit - The website offers;

  • Advice to the aspiring pilot and a flying experience booking form for only £50. This could be the start of your microlight or ultralight licence
  • Contact with experienced aviators through the contact us facility
  • Directions and flying in data to Watnall airstrip inc a large aerial map of the area
  • Links to a variety of related suppliers and organisations
  • Waypoints under review for UK airstrips and visual reference points
  • Training reference documents, checklists, manuals and several educational videos of interest to the budding or experienced microlight aviator
  • A growing gallery of photographs through the aircraft window based at Watnall

Brian Palfreyman

Is a Qualified and registered Flying Instructor on all microlight flying machines especially Three axis and Flexwing. It is possible to be flying solo in as little as 15 hours flying time. Brian is also licenced to carry out check flights, inspections, licence re-validations, general skills tests and refresher training. Brian is also an experienced and affordable aircraft maintenance and repair technician.

  • Trial flights for only £50
  • NPPL Training for microlight and ultralight
  • Licence re-validation, general skills tests
  • Aircraft certification
  • Aviation maintenance and repairs
  • Check flights
  • Hangarage with a variety of aircraft to see
  • A number of active flyers to learn from

Trial Lessons £50 and Gift Vouchers - A unique fun experience ........

If you would like to know more - please contact us or book a trial flight


Check out our Links page for some interesting training videos and flight documents plus Pilots instructions and flight Manuals for Eurostar EV-97, Ikarus C42, MCR-01 ULC Ban-Bi, Dynamic, Flight Design CT2k and CTSW + Pioneer 200-m Aircraft. Also, training Videos

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