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600kgBMAA Technical Office - 600 Kg Q&A TIL600: 600kg - LIGHT SPORT MICROLIGHTS FOR THE LATEST DETAILS ON 600KG LIGHT SPORT MICROLIGHT APPROVALS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO READ THE...

MF 2020 JanuaryMicrolight Flying Magazine - January 2020 FeaturesSafety Lawrence Bell on the delicate art of trimming, Class D airspace and evading bad weather, by John Teesdale, All things Wings: News of the...

MF 2020 January copyMicrolight Flying Magazine - January 2020 FeaturesSafety Lawrence Bell on the delicate art of trimming, Class D airspace and evading bad weather,by John Teesdale, All things Wings: News of the...

MF 2021 JanuaryMicrolight Flying Magazine - January 2021 FeaturesSafety You may be flying sub-70kg, but you still need insurance. Marc Asquith explains. Don’t panic if you’re picked for a random survey, says...

RepairsBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And InspectorsThe BMAA Technical Office is able to provide members with information and assistance for the repair of a BMAA aircraft. The...

Simon HeyesSimon Heyes Simon Heyes has been a BMAA member since June 2019 and flies a flexwing from East Fortune near to Edinburgh. He took up microlight training in 2017. Simon holds a degree in...

Schools and Clubs searchTo find a microlight school near you just enter your post code in the search box below and choose from the list of options. Clubs & schools near

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School Listings Control Type FormSchool Listings Control Type Form Please complete the form below to ensure your school listing can show the control type training you offer.

Safety publicationsSafety Publications CHIRP "Feedback"February 2021 GA Feedback 87

Safety BulletinsAircraft Service Bulletins The BMAA Chief Inspector publishes aircraft Service Bulletins (SB) for the benefit of aircraft owners and operators.The SBs are listed below by aircraft type for...

Safety at BMAA EventsBMAA Safety - At BMAA Events The BMAA organises, or supports, various events throughout the year. The events include flying competitions, fly-ins, meetings, courses and shows.  To ensure...

Royal Aero Club Awards Royal  Aero Club Awards  Each year the Royal Aero Club (RAeC) recognises members for their service and dedication to aviation in the UK. Awards are presented by senior aviation figures...

Rob GrimwoodRob Grimwood At the age of 16 I was awarded a BMAA bursary to learn to fly and then at the age of 18 I became an instructor. 23 years later I still run my own flying school at Plaistows Farm...

Request replacement of BMAA-Issued NPPLReplacement BMAA licence process Request a replacement BMAA-issued NPPLIf your BMAA-issued licence contains an error, has been damaged or defaced, needs address or name details updated, or has...

Renewing your Permit to FlyRevalidating Your Aircraft's Permit To Fly The BMAA is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to revalidate a microlight aircraft's Permit to Fly. This service is available only to current...

Staff Aaron BlissBMAA Staff NPPL Administrator - aaron blissThe NPPL Administrator is responsible for accepting and checking applications for the NPPL Microlight licence, then issuing the licence document when...

Renewing page DD optionRenewing Your bmaa Membership - Direct Debit Options Thank you for choosing to renew your BMAA membership by Direct Debit. Paying for your membership by Direct Debit means that your membership...

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RAF WaddingtonAirspace- A Vital Resource RAF Waddington The Ministry of Defence are preparing an ACP to provide airspace for the operation of a Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) a Protector RG...

RAeC NewslettersRoyal Aero Club (RAeC) newsletters The RAeC publishes a quarterly newsletter. Click below for short versions; full-length editions are available on the RAeC websiteAutumn 2022 - Short...

Radio Telephony  Pilot Course - Knowledge Radio Telephony This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme. Introduction Either whilst undertaking flight training, or maybe once you have...

PublicationsPUBLISHED BY THE BRITISH MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (BMAA)Microlight Flying magazine (MF) To read a recent copy of Microlight Flying please follow this linkMembers can...

Pro 24 SurveyInstructor Survey Flight Training Using Amateur-Built Microlights Flight Training Using Amateur-Built MicrolightsThis survey has now closed. Thank you to all who took part. 08/11/2021 Dear...

Pooleys 65th BirthdayPOOLEYS – A PASSION FOR AVIATION AND DEDICATION TO OUR CUSTOMERS Pooleys have been providing flying and navigation equipment to the global aviation industry for seven decades and we are...

Pilot safety leaflets & articlesBMAA Pilot Safety Leaflets & ARTICLES                      Pilot Information LeafletsThe...

Pilot Licensing -Examiner Information Examiner Information Opt-In for general information from the BMAA and Microlight Panel of ExaminersDefinitions Instructor ratings and Examiner authorities explained Instructor...

Pilot Licensing - Urgent problems FAQsPilot Licensing FAQsURGENT PROBLEMS AND MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES I’ve recently moved house, and have finally unpacked everything, only to discover I have misplaced my logbook. What can I do?CAA...

SSDRSSDR What Is Single Seat Deregulation?Essentially, a single-seat Microlight aeroplane must:Be an aeroplane. This includes powered parachutes and self-launching motor gliders, but does not include...

Staff Carole ShepherdBMAA Staff Administrator - Carole Shepherd Hi, my name is Carole and I am an administrator. I joined the BMAA in September 2022 I have always had an interest in aviation and I was a glider pilot...

Pilot Licensing - Instructors and ExaminersPilot Licensing For MicrolightsInstructor & Examiner Information Instructor Seminar 2023Instructor Seminar 2022 Getting back to flying after Covid-19 A Guide for all...

The NPPLPilot Licensing For Microlights The National Private Pilot’s Licence for Microlights (NPPL)To fly a microlight in the UK you must hold a Pilot's Licence. Read on for more details of...

Young person's flying bursaryPilot LicensingYoung Person's Flying BursaryNow Open For 2023 The BMAA is very keen to promote microlighting to the younger generation so that we continue to bring new blood into the sport and the...

Write directly to BMAA ChairmanContact The ChairmanPlease complete the form below to write directly to the BMAA Chairman, Tim Burrow. Thank you.

wingsBMAA Wings Award Scheme Designed to encourage BMAA members to continue to improve their flight planning, their aircraft handling skills and their understanding of aviation safety. The aim...

WIMPS permitsWhere Is My Paperwork - Permit Applications

Who flies microlights?                     Who Flies Microlights?       Microlight pilots come...

What we doWhat We Do The OrganisationThe BMAA is a members' organisation that exists only to benefit the members. Over the years the BMAA has influenced the legislation that governs microlight flying in the...

Vote by proxy through the Chair at the BMAA AGM 2022Vote by proxy through the Chair at the BMAA AGM 2022

Volunteers and rolesVolunteers and Roles Volunteers and RolesLike any membership organisation the BMAA relies upon the help of volunteers to run the association as well as it can for the benefit of the members.The...

Try MicrolightingTry Microlighting It Really Could Be Just What You Have Been Waiting ForMicrolight flying is the fun, affordable and exciting way to get in the air.It's not expensive - maybe a lot cheaper than...

Tim BurrowTim Burrow I joined council in December 2017 after the very interactive AGM at Deddington Village Hall. The BMAA seemed like such a closed shop and in my view should be doing so much more to...

The people behind the scenesThe People Behind The Scenes Meet The TeamTo contact us please follow the link

The BMAAAbout The BMAA The British Microlight AssociationThe British Microlight Aircraft Association looks after the interests of microlight pilots and enthusiasts in the UK. It is an...

Staff Chloe EriksenBMAA Staff Flight Training Liaison & Safety Officer  (FTL&SO) - Chloe EriksenThe FTL&SO works closely with the key flight safety organisations in order to promote flight safety...

Technical Occurrence Report FormTechnical Occurrence Reporting    As part of our role to encourage and maintain the highest safety standards we maintain a technical occurrence reporting system through which we can...

Strip Skills  BMAA Wings Award scheme - FLIGHT Diploma Strip skills Strip Skills Flight Diploma This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme. Aim: This post-licence course is...

Steve Hunt Memorial TrophySteve Hunt Memorial Trophy  2018 michAEL STALKER  Michael has been an inspiration to people at Strathaven Airfield with his adventures in a Quantum 912: such as Strathaven to Land's End...

Staff Roger PattrickBMAA Staff CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER (CTO) - Roger pattrickThe CTO is responsible for the running of the BMAA Technical Office to ensure that members' projects are handled accurately and speedily....

Staff Rob MottBMAA Staff Chief inspector (CI) / Design approval engineer (DAE) - rob mottThe CI is responsible for all matters relating to the ongoing airworthiness of the BMAA fleet of microlights. The CI...

Staff Rob HughesBMAA Staff Chief Executive (CEO) - Rob HughesThe CEO is responsible for directing the BMAA staff to achieve the strategic aims of the BMAA Council. The CEO currently takes the lead in regulatory...

Staff Mark BaileyBMAA Staff Airworthiness engineer (AE) - Mark BaileyAirworthiness Engineer (AE).  The AE reports to both the CE, CTO & CI working on both initial and continued airworthiness projects....

Staff Kelly ThackerBMAA Staff Business Manager - Kelly ThackerThe Business Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth and safe running of all administration tasks that running the business of the BMAA entails.In...

Staff Karen JuddBMAA Staff Membership Secretary - karen juddThe Membership Secretary is responsible for all matters relating to membership of the BMAA and provides a point of contact for any enquiries related to...

Staff ExpensesStaff Expenses Form

Staff Dave SimpsonBMAA Staff Quality Manager - Dave SimpsonQuality Manager (QM).  The QM is responsible for ensuring the BMAA is in compliance with and adhering to its technical procedures. This is in...

Pilot Licensing - PilotsPilot Licensing For MicrolightsLicenced And Student Pilot's Information NPPL Syllabus.   The training syllabus approved for the microlight licenceCross...

Pilot Licensing - FAQs for students and pilotsPilot Licensing FAQs-Students And PilotsPlease select link from the most appropriate category below. TRAININGAPPLICATION PROCESSLICENCE, RATINGS AND REVALIDATIONSLICENCE CONVERSION AND...

Michael MorrisMike Morris In January magazine, council member Richard Bisiker suggested “young blood” and “reverse mentoring” for new Council Members.  He’s right, however, experience, a depth of...

New AircraftNew Aircraft We Are Here To Help You To Fly...This page of the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) website is dedicated to all the newly completed aircraft that fly in the UK each...

ORS4 1378Ors4 1414 guidance The CAA has published details of how certain licenses, certificates and authorities may be extended to cope with revalidation problems caused by Covid-19. The CAA exemption is...

Operation PegasusOperation Pegasus The National Crime Agency and Border Force have created a simple method of reporting crime based around airfields. Their focus is on smuggling, be it illicit substances or...

Operation OpalReport Rotax Engine Thefts Or Suspicious Activity - Police Operation Opal There have been several thefts of microlight Rotax engines in the recent past - and West Mercia Police have set up a...

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New HorizonsNew Horizons - Build A Plane Yound People Building AircraftThe British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) is a members organisation formed to represent British microlight pilots in all aspects...

New Aircraft 2022Flying in 2022 Here is a list of all the newly completed and flying aircraft; maybe yours will be next? Back to New Aircraft G-NIIXCategory - Factory buildType - SkyRanger NynjaPermit -...

New Aircraft 2021Flying in 2021 Here is a list of all the newly completed and flying aircraft; maybe yours will be next? Back to New Aircraft G-CMCBClass - MicrolightCategory - Factory buildType -...

New Aircraft 2020Flying in 2020 Here is a list of all the newly completed and flying aircraft; maybe yours will be next? Back to New Aircraft G-SGWAClass - MicrolightCategory - Factory buildType - Ikarus C42...

New Aircraft 2019Flying In 2019 Here is a list of all the newly completed and flying aircraft; maybe yours will be next? Back to New Aircraft G-TBDIClass - MicrolightCategory - Factory buildType - Ikarus...

New Aircraft 2018Flying In 2018 Here is a list of all the newly completed and flying aircraft; maybe yours will be next? Back to New Aircraft G-CKZDClass - MicrolightCategory - Factory buildType - EuroFOX...

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PARATRIKES Paratrikes (Powered Parachutes) Normally consists of a fabric ram-air or parafoil wing and trike unit.  Seating can be tandem (one behind the other) or side-by-side.Control is via loop...

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ModificationsBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And InspectorsThe BMAA Technical Office is able to provide members with information and assistance for the modification of a BMAA aircraft. The...

Missing MFIf you have not received your MF magazine by the middle of the month. Please complete the form below and send it to us.Thanks.

Microlight Open SeriesBMAA Microlight Open Series - Home On this page you will find all the information you need to understand what the BMAA Microlight Open Series is all about and how you can get involved.To sign up...

Microlight Flying MagazineMembers can click on the links below to read past issues of Microlight Flying and its predecessor Flight Line  2022...

Microlight Flying MagazineAbout Microlight Flying Magazine (MF)Written and edited by award-winning journalists with international links. Distributed each month direct to the BMAA membership and available as...

Our partner organisationsOur Partner Organisations The BMAA is not alone in the world of recreational aviation. We work very closely with other organisations to promote and protect recreational flying. Below is a list,...

Patricia Anne TrophyPatricia Anne trophy 2012 Joan walsh Joan Walsh has been a microlight instructor for ten years, and has resisted the temptation to use the most sophisticated aircraft available, preferring to...

Pilot LicensingPilot Licensing Home Page The BMAA publishes information to help members find their way around the licensing requirements for the microlight pilots licence. Click on a link below to...

Photo Competition March 2021MARCH 2021 WE may all be grounded at the moment except for instructors keeping their skills sharp, but that hasn’t stopped the rest of you having a look down the back of your digital sofas for...

Photo Competition September 2022September 2022 Heavens, what a poetic lot you are: three of the 15 fabulous images this month are glorious sunset shots, including a lovely image by Scott Jarvis of, as he so eloquently put it:...

Photo Competition September 2021SEPTEMBER 2021 HEAVENS, you lot do get around: 24 great images this month, ranging from the glorious scenery of the west coast of Scotland to the sultry delights of Italy, and with Mikey McMahon...

Photo Competition RulesPhoto Competition Rules It’s very easy to enter the MF Photo Competition: just make sure you are a current BMAA member and send your material to the Editor at ghillster@gmail.com, as explained...

Photo Competition October 2022 copy 20249October 2022 WE will say this only once: Wow! Followed by Help!There are so many stunning images in this month’s bulging digital postbag of 19 entries that the judging panel of me, deputy editor...

Photo Competition October 2022October 2022 WE will say this only once: Wow! Followed by Help!There are so many stunning images in this month’s bulging digital postbag of 19 entries that the judging panel of me, deputy editor...

Photo Competition October 2021OCTOBER 2021 WELL, blow us down with a wet kipper, but what a photo comp this month! The pot of 25 entries was the second highest ever – with so many crackers among them, the sound that you...

Photo Competition November 2022November 2022 FIRST the slightly bad news: as you’ll read in your next MF, the print magazine is returning to 48 pages after a couple of years at 52 because the BMAA is facing a slight deficit...

Photo Competition November 2021NOVEMBER 2021 Who said 13 was unlucky? Not for us, it’s not, with a baker’s dozen of great entries, including one from Paul Brooker in a possible attempt to win a free flight in a Spitfire, or...

Photo Competition May 2022May 2022 WOW, some stunners this month, such as serial photo comp winner and front cover provider Clive Mason, who went up with Flylight’s Paul Dewhurst to get a rather splendid shot with the...

Photo Competition May 2021MAY 2021 WITH flugelling only getting started again as we put this edition of eMF to bed with a hot water bottle, a mug of Horlicks and a good book, we’ve fewer photo comp entries than usual,...

Photo Competition March 2022March 2022 AS you’ll see in the next issue of MF, there’s been a very vigorous debate on the Microlight Pilots’ page of Facebook on whether video stills are proper photographs and should be...

Photo Competition June 2022June 2022 Global domination can only be hours away, with entries this month from as far north as Scotland the noo and as far east as Slovakia, where Mikey McMahon’s been having far too much fun...

Photo Competition April 2021APRIL 2021 WELL, it had to happen sometime: after being locked down for so long that we can’t remember what leaping into the burning blue with gay abandon feels like, the nine entries in this...

Photo Competition June 2021JUNE 2021 GREAT to be back in the air, isn’t it? It shows in the sheer exuberance of some of the 12 photos we’ve got in this month, which we have no doubt will be doubled and more over the...

Photo Competition July 2022July 2022 By Jove, Biggles, what a cracking feast of entries this month: 23 great pics, ranging from Venice and Monticello in sunny Italy to just as sunny Ailsa Craig, that hunky chunk of Scottish...

Photo Competition July 2021JULY 2021 SQUADRON scramble! And don’t just yell, ring like hell! Yes, that’s what it feels like in the ops room at Photo Comp Central this month, with 20 fabulous entries from as far south as...

Photo Competition January 2022JANUARY 2022 Men of steel, I salute you! I may have learned in a draughty AX3 and until recently flown a Thruster with free air con, but these days I’m a wuss who swans around in a Foxbat with a...

Photo Competition homeBMAA Photo Competition Entries 2021

Photo Competition February 2022FEBRUARY 2022 FLYING season? Pah! There’s no other sort of season for you lot: when the temperature plummets, fixed-wing wusses like me just turn on the heat in the Foxbat, even if all it does...

Photo Competition February 2021February 2021 EVERY pilot in the nation may be sitting at home with the curtains drawn watching The Battle of Britain again just to make sure we won, while the rest of the country binges on box...

Photo Competition December 2022December 2022 TEN of the best this month, which means we’re a bit down in quantity from the summer months, when we’ve seen up to 28 fabulous pics for the photo comp, but what this month lacks...

Photo Competition December 2021DECEMBER 2021 AS we all know, autumn and winter flying can be fabulous, with cold, still air, golden light and either the glorious riot of colour as we look down in wonder at autumnal forests, or...

Photo Competition August 2022August 2022 WELL, you could have knocked us over with a wet lettuce here at MF Global HQ with the quality and quantity of entries for this month’s comp: 26 of them, the second highest ever, with...

Photo Competition August 2021AUGUST 2021 WELL, slap my thigh and call me Elvis, but you folks have taken to the air as if you haven’t flown for a year or more. Mind you, it could be because you haven’t flown for a year or...

Photo Competition April 2022April 2022 A nice tidy dozen entries this month, including a haunting image by Fraser Simpson of the ghostly outline of the former RAF Tempsford, from which pilots and undercover agents with more...

600kgBMAA Technical Office - 600 Kg Q&A    The BMAA is gearing up ready for the introduction of the600kg microlight class. Below you will find the answer some of the questions raised...

BMAA history 1999The BMAA 1999 The 450 kg rule has arrived - almost. Due to a technicality, the new, higher weight aircraft designed to comply are to be known as 'Small Light Aircraft' not microlights until the...

BMAACOURSES - Knowledge  Pilot Courses - Knowledge Knowledge Courses A series of pilot courses designed to benefit the wider aviation community, covering a wide range of topics, delivered by experts...

BMAACOURSES - Flight Diplomas  PILOT COURSES - Flight Diplomas Flight Diplomas A series of post-licence courses that are based on the current flying syllabus. Designed to make you a safer pilot by reviewing the...

BMAA Personal Data PolicyBMAA Personal Data Use Policy The BMAA takes the security and proper use of Personal Data very seriously.We have written two Information Notices for members and non-members that explain what...

BMAA NewslettersNews For BMAA MembersBMAA offers an email service that delivers the latest news to your inbox. Sign up to it here.Click here to see the first email that was sent.Newsletters This was a service...

BMAA Member's InformationBMAA Member's Information You will need to be logged into the website to follow the links belowGDPRChanges to the data protection regulations come into force on the 25 May 2018. To read how...

BMAA Medal of HonourBMAA Medal Of Honour Winners 2018 Gerry Breen Gerry may no longer be a BMAA member having been diagnosed with a serious illness some time ago. Despite that Gerry has given more to our sport than...

BMAA Logo PackBMAA Logo Pack If you would like to use the BMAA Logo on advertising items please complete the form below to request a logo pack.Please ensure you follow the link to read the Terms and Conditions...

BMAA Literature for SchoolsPilot Licensing For MicrolightsBMAA Literature  Use the form below to order your BMAA Literature

BMAA history pre 1909Before The BMAA . Pre 1909 The first edition of Berger-Burr's provided a snapshot of what the sport was like in 1983 and also included some obsolete but historically important machines. What it...

BMAA history 2001The BMAA 2001 The statistics showed that the year 2000 had been the wettest for ages. The year 2001 was dominated by a combination of bad weather in the early part, plus the outbreak of...

BMAA history 2000The BMAA 2000 The advent of the 450kg weight limit (known temporarily as Small Light Aircraft, or SLAs) prompted much interest at the annual Telford Trade Fair in December 1999. In the event the...

BMAA history 1998The BMAA 1998 Colin Bodill arrived in Darwin,  Australia, 40 days after leaving the UK. He had to get to Sydney in less than 59 days to beat the record, which had stood since 1988 when Brian...

Bursary application formPilot LicensingYoung Person's Flying Bursary We award funding each year to selected candidates between the ages of 15 and 20 on the date of the award.Please note: In order to qualify for initial...

BMAA history 1997The BMAA 1997 At the start of the year, Dave Bremner, Microlight Flying Editor, voiced the fear that the European standardisation of the microlight definition would result in more expensive,...

BMAA history 1996The BMAA 1996 An article by David Simpson on the Zoche diesel engine generates much interest from Microlight Flying readers. These were two-stroke diesel engines, designed for general aviation...

BMAA history 1995The BMAA 1995 The year begins with controversy expressed through the letters page of Microlight Flying with regard to the two major flights of the previous year: the London to Le Bourget flight,...

BMAA history 1994The BMAA 1994 Bill Brooks becomes the new BMAA Chief Technical Officer, replacing Paul Owen. The AX3 gets a flight test. Paul Dewhurst finds it a surprising aircraft with good performance and...

BMAA history 1993The BMAA 1993 The year begins with debate throughout the pages of Microlight Flying on the dialogue with the PFA, and on the quality of airmanship demonstrated by pilots taking part in...

BMAA history 1992The BMAA 1992 The start of this year saw the demise of Flight Line - in name at least. The magazine would in future be known as Microlight Flying, though the format for the content remained...

BMAA history 1991The BMAA 1991 In order to receive Flight Line (Later to become Microlight Flying) it was necessary to be a member of the BMAA. However, for some time thought had been given to allowing the...

BMAA history 1990The BMAA 1990 The first Flight Line of the year includes a story of two brothers who set about rescuing a third from Eastern Germany by microlight. The two already in western Europe had each...

BMAA history 1989The BMAA 1989 With the start of the year came news that Britain has a new category of microlight - the powered parachute. This followed the type-approval of Powerchute Systems International's...

BMAA history 1988The BMAA 1988 In Flight Line, the year begins with a continuation of the debate about the safety of some of the new flexwing designs. The BMAA's technical officer writes at length on the theory of...

BMAA history 1987The BMAA 1987 The Thruster finally achieved Section S, affording schools a long awaited 3-axis trainer. This Australian designed machine was being built in Cornwall by Ian Stokes. Ian took a...

Brian Cosgrove AwardBrian Cosgrove Award - for the sport’s unsung hero or heroine winners  2018 colin johnson Colin has provided back up to Fly-UK for as long as can be remembered. Not only did he develop...

CAA CONSULTATION: CAP 482, British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) – Section S – Small Light AeroplanesCAA CONSULTATION: CAP 482, British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) – Section S – Small Light Aeroplanes UK CAA CONSULTATION:CLICK HERE TO RESPOND IntroductionThe UK CAA wants to know...

BMAA history 1985The BMAA 1985 This year saw a new name enter the weight-shift world: Pegasus Systems. This new company absorbed Solar Wings and bought the rights to Ultrasports products, which included the...

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Exactly what is a microlight?                     Exactly What Is A Microlight? THE TYPESThere are three main types of...

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Engineering Awardengineering award   2018 ralph chesters  The recipient of the 2012 BMAA Engineering Award is Ralph Chesters  Award made for the design, and airworthiness submission, of a...

Direct Debit InformationThank you for choosing to pay your BMAA membership fee by Direct Debit. Please read the information below carefully. Confirmation and Set upFollowing your request to set up a Direct Debit a...

Derek LambDerek Lamb I have enjoyed my first term on Council even though it proved to be at a difficult time with the Covid pandemic. As Treasurer it was a challenging time for me, and the Council as a...

Council MembersBMAA Council Tim Burrow I’ve been flying microlights since 2004, always Flexwing, and I still consider myself to be a young pilot. I like to have at least one flying adventure each year,...

Corporate Contacts Application formCorporate membershipPlease do not apply for a corporate membership until you have completed the initial enquiry form available here.To apply for a corporate membership please complete the form...

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Competition Award WinnersWinners of BMAA Competition Awards JOHN HOLLOWAY TROPHY - Awarded to the best organised Nationals Round2016   Preston Capes2015   St Michaels2014  ...

Colibri awardsJoin The FAI Colibri Award Scheme Gain international recognition for your microlight piloting skills through the FAI Colibri Scheme. You have got your licence, taken up your friends and family,...

Club pageInformation For Microlight Clubs BMAA Code of Good Practice for Microlight Clubs.A guidance document published by the BMAA. View. BMAA Exhibition Trailer. Available for Clubs and Schools to assist...

Circuit Matters  BMAA Wings Award scheme - FLIGHT Diploma CIRCUIT MATTERS Circuit Matters Flight Diploma This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme. Aim: This post-licence course is...

Chairman TrophyBMAA chairman's trophy 2008 Keir McCartney Miles decided that being blind was no barrier to his ambition to fly a flexwing microlight from England to Australia. He planned the flight and...

Cath SpenceCath Spence I’m passionate about flying and, in particular, the simple affordable access to flight that is at the heart of the BMAA. I’ve only been flying for 5 years but it’s been a...

BMAA history 1986The BMAA 1986 Flight Line, the BMAA's magazine, had been published six times per year. Almost since the first edition, readers had requested that the magazine should be published monthly. However,...

BMAA history 1984The BMAA 1984 1983 had been a bad year for the industry. Manufacturers saw sales stagnate and the recruitment of new BMAA members fell well below predictions. The full impact of all the new...

FAI RecordsNational and International microlight records So, you want to set a British or World record? Here’s how… Firstly visit the World Air Sports Federation (the FAI)’s web page:...

ACP ManchesterAirspace- A Vital Resource Manchester ACP Manchester Airspace Modernisation - Departures and Arrivals (FASI-N) Follow progress through the CAA website here

Aircraft Technical information - Hads for amateur builtBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And InspectorsAircraft Data Sheets (TADS & HADS) define the aircraft state against which a Permit to Fly is issued.Click the link to open...

Aircraft Technical information - FormsBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And Inspectors Forms for Technical Applications and RecordingClick the link to open the file. AW 001    Issue 28.04 ...

Aircraft Technical informationBMAA Technical Office Home Page Click on the page links below for further detailed information from the BMAA Technical Office.UK CAA Consultation - CAP 482 BCAR Section S - Small Light Aeroplanes....

AGM and Council Elections 2022AGM and Council Elections 2022 AGM 2022The BMAA AGM will be held on Saturday 30th April at 12.30pm at the Microlight Trade Show at Popham Airfield in the presentation tentRead the annual BMAA...

After Covid-19getting back to microlight flying after a covid-19 layoffThis page updated 03/03/2021 Introduction For many pilots it will have been some weeks, possibly months since they last flew, due either to...

Advertising in our publicationsAdvertising in MF and eMF With a combined annual audience of around 100,000 across all our print, digital and social media platforms,...

ACP Shetland Space CentreAirspace- A Vital Resource Shetland Space Centre Satellite Vertical Launch Safety Area Follow the progress through the CAA website hereBMAA response to initial Design...

ACP revised hold and link routes in Scottish TMAAirspace- A Vital Resource Revised Hold And Link Routes In Scottish TMA Link to the Consultation document. Please read this document. Consider how it will affect you directly and microlight...

ACP RAF NortholtAirspace- A Vital Resource RAF Northolt (FASI South)                          Follow progress through the CAA website hereBMAA...

ACP Manston KentAirspace- A Vital Resource Manston, Kent Follow the progress through the CAA website hereBMAA response to Design Principles consultation have been sent.

ACP LOAAirspace- A Vital Resource London Oxford Airport (loa) ACP Link to the LOA Consultation document. Please read this document. Consider how it will affect you directly and microlight flying in...

Aircraft Technical information - Tads for Type ApprovedBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And InspectorsAircraft Data Sheets (TADS & HADS) define the aircraft state against which a Permit to Fly is issued.Click the link to open...

ACP Liverpool AirportAirspace- A Vital Resource Liverpool John Lennon Airport Follow the progress through the CAA website hereDecember 2019 update

ACP Land's EndAirspace- A Vital Resource Land's End - ACP Follow the progress through the CAA website hereSponsor's initial contact. BMAA response to initial Design Principles submitted.

ACP Husbands BosworthAirspace- A Vital Resource Husbands Bosworth ACP Withdrawn Follow the progress through the CAA website hereSponsor's initial contact. BMAA response to initial Design...

ACP GlasgowAirspace- A Vital Resource Glasgow ACP Follow progress through the CAA website here Glasgow Airport is preparing an airspace change proposal (ACP). The initial announcement presentation and...

ACP FarnboroughAirspace- A  Vital Resource Farnborough ACP TAG Farnborough submitted a proposal for a change of airspace to establish control zones and areas around their aerodrome. The BMAA, along...

ACP ExeterAirspace- A Vital Resource Exeter ACP Link to the Exeter Consultation document. The CAA has not approved the airspace proposed by Exeter.Link to CAA ACP decision.

ACP EdinburghAirspace- A Vital Resource Edinburgh ACP Follow the progress through the CAA website hereBMAA response to initial Design Principles submitted.

ACP BZNAirspace- A Vital Resource Brize Norton (BZN) ACP Link to the BZN Consultation document. Please read this document. Consider how it will affect you directly and microlight flying in the...

Accident ReportingBMAA Flight Safety - Accident Reporting ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT REPORTING The BMAA encourages the reporting of all accidents or incidents so that trends can be identified and the BMAA...

About MicrolightingAbout Microlighting About Microlighting Microlight flying is all about having fun in the air at an affordable cost. There are different types of microlights ranging from completely open to the...

Aircraft Technical information - Tads for Type AcceptedBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And InspectorsAircraft Data Sheets (TADS & HADS) define the aircraft state against which a Permit to Fly is issued.Click the link to open...

Aircraft Technical information - TilsBMAA Technical Office Documents For Aircraft Owners And InspectorsTechnical Information Leaflets (Tils) are written to give specific information on a variety of topics.Click the link to open the...

BMAA history 1983The BMAA 1983 British microlighting was in turmoil over the new regulations. Increasingly, the CAA was seen as all powerful and difficult to fight. Licensing was seen as having a negative effect...

BMAA CoursesBMAA Courses The British Microlight Aircraft Association has set out to produce a series of pilot courses and flight diplomas designed to benefit the wider aviation community.​The...

BMAA history 1982The BMAA 1982 The Flight Line Perspective While Berger and Burr recount the exciting developments taking place in the world of aircraft design, Flight Line has a different focus in 1982. Prime...

BMAA history 1980 - 1981The BMAA 1980 - 1981 By 1980 the American scene had ceased to be something which can be fairly described in a short history like this. The industry was mushrooming at an astonishing pace, and at...

BMAA history 1979The BMAA 1979 In America things were really humming, and were given a further boost by the introduction in 1979 of the 'Eagle'. Designed as a safe beginners machine, Larry Newman and Bryan Allen's...

BMAA history 1978The BMAA 1978 It is 1978, and in the USA ultralight aviation is sweeping all before it, as one innovative design after another leaves the drawing board and takes to the air, proving that tube and...

BMAA history 1977The BMAA 1977 By 1977 a pattern was emerging, with the movement polarised into two camps. While Europeans were playing around with powered Rogallos, power flyers in Australia were adopting the...

BMAA history 1970 - 1976The BMAA 1970 - 1976 The new toy quickly caught on. Someone decided to dispense with the water and the outboard. At first they used snow, so they could retain the skis, but soon they sprinted from...

BMAA history 1940 - 1969Before The BMAA 1940 - 1969 After the second world war, Europe especially needed fresh designs to stimulate its war-shattered economy, and the Jodel 'Bebe' single seater which could be built at...

BMAA history 1909 - 1939Before The BMAA 1909 - 1939 In the first world war, aircraft were conscripted into uniform. Then between the wars, there were dreams of aerial buses which had to be realised. All this drive...

BMAA HistoryThe History Of The BMAA This section contains a comprehensive account of microlighting from the beginnings of powered flight up until present day.The content draws heavily from Norman Burr. Norman...

BMAA eMF NewsletterBMAA EMF-Electronic NewslettereMF (Microlight Flying eNewsletter) Published monthly with all the latest news with video and content linked to primary magazine features.  Freely...

BMAA Council Membership Nomination FormBMAA Council Membership Nomination FormBMAA Council Elections Procedure and conditions. Your proposer and seconder must confirm their nomination of you by writing to the BMAA CEO at ceo@bmaa.org...

AirspaceAirspace - A Vital Resource Without access to the airspace our sport of flying microlights would be impossible.Airspace is a finite resource which is under constant pressure, particularly as...

BMAA Council election 2022BMAA Council election 2022 You are invited to vote for your preferred candidates to join the BMAA Council. Successful candidates will take up post immediately after the BMAA AGM on Saturday 30...

BMAA Club Safety OfficersBMAA Flight Safety - Club Safety Officer Information The BMAA Safety Officer enlists the help of members of microlight clubs to help promote best practice to enhance flight safety.Club Safety...

BMAA Certificate of ThanksBMAA Certificate of Thanks Would you like to to nominate someone for a BMAA Certificate of Thanks? Has anyone you know made a contribution to the world of Microlighting you would like recognised...

BMAA AwardsBMAA Member's Area - BMAA Awards Each year the BMAA Council considers nominations from members for several BMAA awards. The BMAA Council may also make nominations. THE BMAA MEDAL OF HONOUR....

BMAA - Member discounts Open pageBMAA Member's Area To take advantage of these discounts you will need to be logged into the web site and follow this link Cambrai CoversCambrai Covers are offering 5% discounts to BMAA...

BMAA Literature for SchoolsBMAA Literature For Schools Use the form below to order your BMAA Literature

Bill DavisBill Davis Twenty years ago whilst visiting Perth Airport I was asked if I wanted to take a short flight in a ‘Weightshift-Microlight’. When I saw the aircraft I had second thoughts as it was...

Aviation First Aid   Pilot Course - Knowledge Aviation First Aid This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme. Intoduction Naturally it is a good idea for anyone participating in sports to...

Aviation Fire Training  Pilot Course - Knowledge Aviation Fire Training This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme. Introduction As with first aid, knowledge of fire safety is very helpful...

Ashley Doubtfire TrophyAshley Doubtfire Trophy  2008 Gerry BreenFor an outstanding contribution to microlight aviation over the many years.Gerry probably invented the term microlight and certainly was one of the...

Application process FAQsApplication Process FAQs • What are the NPPL fees and how do I pay?The current fees can be found here. The BMAA fee can be paid by cheque, postal order or on our online shop. The CAA fee must be...

FAI Sporting LicenceFAI Sporting Licence In order to compete internationally you must hold an FAI Sporting Licence, which is processed through the BMAA office.Here's how to get one: If you are a new applicant:...

Membership Pdfclick here to create your membership card (pdf)

Membership Application - Pooleys Starter KitMembership Application - Pooleys Starter Kit

Membership Join or RenewJoining the BMAA Joining The BMAATo take advantage of the benefits of membership and support the organisation that represents the interests of all microlight pilots in the UK we hope that you will...

Member survey - RenewalMembership Survey - HOW WELL ARE WE DOING? It will soon be time to renew your BMAA membership.  I hope that you are finding being a member of the microlight association useful and enjoyable....

Family Membership detailsFamily Member details FAMILY means persons directly related and domiciled in the same house.

Flying training FAQsFlying Training FAQsTraining related questions • How old do I have to be to start logging training?The minimum age for logging legal NPPL training is 14. You must be 16 before your first...

Information LibraryInformation Library   BMAA INFORMATION LIBRARY NewsEventsMicrolight Flying MagazineFlight Safety Pilot LicensingAircraft Technical InformationInspector's Area600kg information BMAA Wings...

I&E GuidePilot Licensing For MicrolightsBMAA Instructor And Examiner Guide The Guide is a comprehensive document written by the Microlight Panel of Examiners. It contains an enormous amount of information...

I&E GDPR Opt-InInstructor And Examiner Information As part of its NPPL Organisation Approval commitments the BMAA sends out information to Microlight Instructors and Examiners that the BMAA believes is of...

Hylton ReidHylton Reid I have been flying microlights since the 1980's and have had many dealings with the BMAA since then, all of which were positive. I would now like to assist them in any way that I can....

How do I become a Microlight pilot?                     How do I become a Microlight pilot?The first step is to take a Trial Lesson...

HomeTry Microlighting Fun in the air with the least expense and greatest freedom. Where can I fly? Join the BMAA Supporting, representing, socialising and entertaining. Welcome to Microlighting...

GovernanceBMAA Governance BMAA GovernanceThe BMAA is run as a not-for-profit limited company. The Board of Directors are elected by the membership and form the governing Council.Further details of how the...

GINFO C/O addressBMAA Member's Area - Aircraft Registration BMAA c/o Address After receiving requests from our members the BMAA has set up a C/O Address system that members who are microlight owners can...

Geoff WeighellGeoff Weighell and Rob Hughes at LAA Rally 2021 Geoff Weighell in his old office at Deddington HQ Geoff Weighell Geoff wrote these words as his last ‘Deddicated’ column in Microlight Flying,...

Flying for the disabledFlying For The Disabled Microlight Aircraft Offer Fun And Affordable Flying. Most types can be adapted to enable pilots with limited movement or mobility to have full control and so enjoy...

Inspector RenewalBMAA Inspector AUTHORISATION - 2022/2023 Please use the form below to renew your Inspector authorisation and update/confirm your contact details: BMAA...

Flying abroadFlying Abroad - Information DISCLAIMER Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, but it remains the pilots responsibility to remain compliant.2021...

Flying Abroad  Pilot Course - Knowledge Flying Abroad This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme. Introduction So you've got your licence, taken you mates flying, what...

Flight safety organisation linksSafety Organisations                     

Flight SafetyBMAA Flight Safety Home PageThe primary focus within all aviation activity is SAFETY. In all aspects of our sport SAFETY must come first, whether it be in pilot ability or the technical side...

Flight accident summariesBMAA Flight Safety - Accident And Incident Report Summaries The BMAA does not investigate accidents or incidents, we leave that to the professionals. We do review completed reports and...

Flexwing Rigging  Pilot Course - Knowledge Flexwing Rigging This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme.IntroductionNaturally it is a good idea for anyone participating in sports to...

Flexwing Instructor BursaryFlexwing Instructor Bursary Recently there has been a drop in the number of instructors teaching on flexwing microlights and so to encourage more instructors we are offering to part fund a...

FLEXWING Flexwing (Weightshift) Normally consists of a wing and trike unit, usually always tandem (one behind the other) seating, but a few side-by-side designs do exist.  Wings are always tube and...

FIXEDWING 3-Axis (Fixed Wing) Normally a traditional layout; wing, fuselage and tail.  Many design combinations are possible; high-wing, low-wing, biplane as well as monowheel, tailwheel and tricycle...

Find out moreFind Out More The Official BMAA Guide To MicrolightingRead this comprehensive guide to all things microlight within the UK.Follow this link to read our guide.

Find an InspectorTo find a microlight inspector near you just enter your post code in the search box below and choose from the list of options. Inspectors near

Inspector GDPR QuestionnaireInspector GDPR Questionnaire BMAA GDPR Questionnaire - this form is not yet active so don't waste your time filling it in!Follow the link to the GDPR and guide and then complete the questionnaire...

InspectorateBMAA Inspector's Home Page               The BMAA Inspectors provide a valuable service to BMAA members who own microlight...

Member survey - LapsedMembership Survey - We Are Sorry You Are Leaving. Was It Us? It look as if you have chosen not to renew you BMAA Membership. To help us understand why members leave, please take a few moments to...

Learning to fly in sub-70 kg aircraftPilot Training - Learning To Fly In A Sub-70Kg Aircraft - The BMAA Way At the BMAA we often get asked for clarification on new aviation regulations. The most common questions at the moment are...

Member survey - 6 monthsMembership Survey - How Well Are We Doing? It is now more than 6 months since you joined the BMAA, I hope that you are finding being a member of the microlight association useful and enjoyable....

Member survey - 2 weekMembership Survey - How Well Did We Do? We would like to know how you found out about the BMAA and how easy you found it to join us. We would also like to find out how you discovered...

Medical requirementsPilot Licensing For MicrolightsMedical Requirements Flying in the UK. A pilot may only fly microlights as Pilot In Command in the UK if they hold valid medical certification. The NPPL medical...

Mandatory Permit DirectivesMandatory Permit Directives Civil Aviation Authority Mandatory Permit Directives summarise mandatory actions that must be complied with by UK Owners and Operators of Permit to Fly...

LoginBMAA Member Login Access to parts of this website is restricted to BMAA members only.To view those parts you must create a User Login and Password.To create a User Account or retrieve a...

Logbook entry guidanceLogbook Entry Guidance A brief guide to assist with good logbook maintenance and habits for your student during their course and beyond. This is intended as a supplement, not a replacement for...

Licence, radio, rating & revalidation FAQsLicence, Rating & Revalidation FAQsDocument clarification and privilege information • What’s the difference between a UK NPPL Microlight and UK PPL Microlight?The UK National Private...

Licence conversion and credits FAQsLicence Conversion And Credits FAQs • When will I have to convert my NPPL to a LAPL?There is no obligation to convert your UK NPPL to a LAPL if you only intend to fly Microlights. This...

LIAC FAQs MedicalPilot Licensing FAQs -Medical I’ve made an online medical declaration. Do I need to do anything else? You will need to print a copy of the pdf you were e-mailed when you made the declaration....

LIAC FAQs ExaminersPilot Licensing FAQs -Examiners How many different examiner authorities can I hold at any one time?The Microlight world operates differently to the SEP world in regards to examiner authorities....

LIAC FAQs - FIs and FI(R)sPilot Licensing FAQs - FLYING INSTRUCTORS AND FLYING INSTRUCTORS (RESTRICTED) [Note: Minimum requirements and definitions of ratings can be found in the here and here] Detailed guidance...

Keith Negal Trophykeith negal trophy      2018 doug and mandy coppin I have known Doug and Mandy for the past 10 years, as fellow Flyer's and aviation enthusiasts. During that time I have...

Inspectorate - Aircraft RecordsAircraft Records For Inspectors Inspectors can view aircraft records using the selection tabs below.

Joining page DD optionJoining The BMAA - Direct Debit Options Thank you for choosing to open your BMAA membership by Direct Debit. Paying for your membership by Direct Debit means that your membership will continue...

Joining pageJoining the BMAA

John WaiteJohn Waite I came to microlighting through the chance offer of a flight in a Quantum. Once bitten the microlight bug has never let go. Fifteen years later, I’ve helped organise club events, UK...

Introducer FeeIntroducer Fee Your bank details are required for us to send you your payment for introducing new BMAA members.Please complete the form below and submit to us.Thank you for your continued support...

Instructor Seminar 2023 Attendance FormInstructor Seminar 2023 Attendance Form

Instructor Seminar 2023Instructor Seminar 2023It’s on! The BMAA Instructor Seminar 2023 will take place on 24th and 25th January 2023 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Nr KenilworthFor more information please follow this link...

Instructor Seminar 2022Instructor Seminar 2022The BMAA Instructor Seminar 2022 was a great success. Click here for Fiona Luckhurst's Panel of Examiners presentation (in PDF).Click here for Rob Grimwood's...

Instructor NewslettersPilot Licensing For MicrolightsInstructor Newsletters Published by the BMAA Training Committee2015 Spring2014 Spring2013 Winter2013 Autumn

Instructor BulletinsPilot Licensing For MicrolightsInstructor Bulletins Published by the Panel of Examiners1-2021 General update5-2020 Examination Extensions correction.3-2020 Returning to flying after Covid-192-2020...

Instructor & Examiner credentials FAQsFinding An Instructor Or Examiner FAQsAdvice on finding the right school for you• How can I find the nearest school to me?From our geographical search page.• I'm looking for a Flight...

Inspectorate - Defect AlertsAircraft Defect Alerts The BMAA Chief Inspector publishes Defect Alerts for the benefit of BMAA Inspectors and owner/operators.Click on the link to read the Alert. DA 0069 ...

Inspectorate - Inspector NoticesInspector Notices The BMAA Chief Inspector publishes Inspector Notices for the information of the BMAA authorised inspectors.Click on the date link to read the file. 24/11/2017    Rotax...

Your first flightYour First Flight Take A Trial Lesson You can experience the thrill of flying a microlight by taking a trial lesson with a microlight instructor at one of the many schools around the...

BMAA Face Masks

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Washable face maskFeatures Light and comfortable Designed to be used daily Flexi strap for easy fit Washable (60°C) for multiple use Fibre Composition: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

Disposable face masks-packs of 10Keep some in your aircraft for passengers! Features Light and comfortable Packs of 10

Instructor Seminar 2023 Options

1) Seminar fee BMAA memberThe BMAA annual instructor seminar. The fee includes refreshments during the day and a light lunch. Members benefit from a cost price fee which includes VAT.

2) Seminar fee non-BMAA memberThe BMAA annual instructor seminar. The fee includes refreshments during the day and a light lunch. The fee includes VAT.

4) Single room BMAA members  For the traveller the complete package. Price includes: A single room for the night of 24th January 2023 3 Course Meal on 24th January 2023 Breakfast on 25th January 2023 Seminar attendance...

5) Single room non-BMAA members  For the traveller the complete package. Price includes: A single room for the night of 24th January 2023 3 Course Meal on 24th January 2023 Breakfast on 25th January 2023 Seminar attendance...

6) Shared twin/double room BMAA members (price per person)    For the traveller the complete package. Price includes: A shared twin room for the night of 24th January 2023 3 Course Meal on 24th January 2023 Breakfast on 25th January 2023...

7) Shared twin/double room non-BMAA members (price per person)    For the traveller the complete package. Price includes: A shared twin room for the night of 24th January 2023 3 Course Meal on 24th January 2023 Breakfast on 25th January 2023...

BMAA Airworthiness fees

Replacement Permit to Fly CertificateIf you require a replacement Permit to Fly, if for example you have changed the configuration of the aircraft or simply lost the original document, there is a fee charged to the BMAA by the...

Certification of A/E logbookCertification of a replacement A/E logbook by the BMAA.

BMAA Weight Upgrade Series ModificationThe BMAA fee for Technical Office work. The fee is for a Series Weight Increase and is applicable for aircraft processed using the BMAA Series Major Modification Procedure.

Factory Upgrade Fee  The BMAA fee for Technical Office work.The fee is for Factory Upgrade processing work using a procedure agreed with the Factory  

Series Major ModificationThe fee for a Series Major Modification

Standard Minor ModificationFees for BMAA Standard Minor Modification. If applying for more than one please just add to the quantity drop down.

Modification and repair feesPlease DO NOT pay until Technical Office provides final charge for work carried out. Hourly rate £41.00. Charged in half hour increments. Enter 2 for one hour etc. Minimum fee...

Amateur build registrationAmateur build project registration fee.

Amateur build projects. Rate per hour The BMAA fee for Technical Office work. The fee is an hourly rate. If your fee is for more than one hour please use the input field to register the number of hours to be paid.

Commercial applicant’s modification classificationCommercial customers fee for initial assessment of new modification by the BMAA Technical Office. Fees include VAT

Commercial applicant’s rates to include four hoursInitial commercial applicant's fee to include up to four hours BMAA Technical Office time. Fees include VAT

Commercial applicant’s rates per hour Hourly rate for commercial customers of the BMAA Technical Office. please enter the number of hours in the quantity selector. Fees include VAT

Commercial projects. Travel per mileMileage fee charged for BMAA travel on commercial projects. Please enter the miles charged in the quantity entry. Includes VAT

Change of Aircraft Classification FeeChange of Aircraft Classification Fee Microlight to SEP or SEP to Microlight Inclusive of issue of new Permit to Fly documents

BMAA Clothing

SSDR Rally Tee ShirtLimited edition tee shirts bearing the Freedom Rally design. Heavy weight white tee shirt

BMAA Polo shirtBMAA Polo shirt

BMAA Fleece BMAA Fleece  

BMAA Sweatshirt BMAA Sweatshirt  

BMAA CapA BMAA cap. Protects the wearer from the sun and rain. Available in one adjustable size to fit all heads.

BMAA Beanie hatBMAA Beanie hat. Keep your head warm with this soft cloth hat.

BMAA Collectables

The Official BMAA Microlight Pilot Introductory KitThe Official BMAA Microlight Pilot Introductory Kit To order this item please follow the link below...

BMAA Member badgeAn oval BMAA member's badge. (As shown highlighted in white) Exclusive to BMAA members only.  

BPRS External Marking Sets - BMAA MemberBPRS External Marking Sets

Licence Certificate

Chief Flying Instructor badgeShow them who is boss!! A cloth badge to reward your qualification. (As shown highlighted in white)

Flying Instructor badgeHave you got your Flying Instructor wings yet? A cloth badge to reward your qualification. (As shown highlighted in white)

BMAA Cloth WingsA set of BMAA Pilot's Wings. (As shown highlighted in white) Treat yourself. Exclusive to BMAA members only.

BMAA Pilot badgeAn rectangular BMAA Pilot badge. (As shown highlighted in white) Exclusive to BMAA members only.

BMAA Car stickerHelp promote your BMAA by displaying this car sticker.

The Official BMAA Microlight Pilot Fixed Wing Starter KitThe Official BMAA Microlight Pilot Fixed Wing Starter Kit To order this item please follow the link below...

BMAA Key ringKeep your microlight and hangar keys all together with this BMAA key ring.

Microlight Flying BinderA hard backed binder to keep a year's worth of Microlight Flying magazines in pristine condition.

BMAA PenHandy for filling in your log books

NPPL Licence coverA plastic cover for your NPPL with clear page pockets to hold your Licence, Medical, Rating page and Radio Operators Licence.

BMAA MugStand out in the airfield lounge with a BMAA mug.

The Official BMAA Microlight Pilot Flex Wing Starter KitThe Official BMAA Microlight Pilot Flex Wing Starter Kit   To order this item please follow the link below...

BPRS External Marking Sets - Non BMAA MemberBPRS External Marking Sets

BMAA Publications

NPPL Syllabus - Non BMAA MemberThe NPPL Syllabus contains the detail for all flight exercises and ground study for the microlight licence.  

NPPL Syllabus - BMAA MemberThe NPPL Syllabus contains the detail for all flight exercises and ground study for the microlight licence.  

NPPL Syllabus Pack of 5The NPPL Syllabus contains the detail for all flight exercises and ground study for the microlight licence.   A discounted bulk pack for schools.  

NPPL Syllabus Bundle - BMAA MembersFantastic opportunity to purchase your NPPL Syllabus, Pilot Logbook and Leatherette Bound Folder to keep them in.

NPPL Syllabus Bundle - Non BMAA MembersFantastic opportunity to purchase your NPPL Syllabus, Pilot Logbook and Leatherette Bound Folder to keep them in.

NPPL Syllabus Bundle - Pack of 5Fantastic opportunity to purchase your NPPL Syllabus, Pilot Logbook and Leatherette Bound Folder to keep them in. A discounted bulk pack for schools.

Instructor and Examiner Guide (hard cover)The BMAA Guide for Instructors and Examiners. Details appointment requirements, instructor and examiner administration, advice on the conduct of flight training and sample forms. A must for all...

Instructor and Examiner Guide (printed pages only)The BMAA Guide for Instructors and Examiners. Details appointment requirements, instructor and examiner administration, advice on the conduct of flight training and sample forms. A must for all...

FI (R) SyllabusThe course syllabus for the Restricted Microlight Flying Instructor course.

SIGMAThe BMAA guide for microlight inspectors. A requirement for all inspectors and those studying to apply for inspector status.

Airfield Planning GuideGuide to Microlight Aeroplanes for Local Authorities and the Planning Inspectorate This booklet contains information to help Authorities understand the needs and operating procedures of microlights.

Log Books

Pilot Log BookA hard back pilot's log book with entry columns for all types of microlight aircraft.

5 Pilot's Log BooksPilot log books for microlight flying. Discount offer price for bulk purchase by schools & clubs.

Aircraft Log BookCombined Microlight Engine and Airframe Log Book which complies the the CAA requirements.

BMAA fees

FAI Record PaymentPayment for FAI Record 

Two seater returning from SSDRSSDR Microlight returning to 2 seater status

SSDR Confirmation-BMAA memberFee for confirmation to CAA on change of classification that a microlight meets the SSDR definition.

SSDR Confirmation- Non-BMAA memberFee for confirmation to CAA on change of classification that a microlight meets the SSDR definition.

Initial BMAA Permit to Fly Certificate (NOT NORMAL RENEWALS)For new BMAA Permit to Fly Certificate and Certificate of Validity (i.e. brand new airframe). NEW PERMITS ONLY. NOT PERMIT RENEWALS If you wish to renew a permit certificate please...

BMAA Calibrated Weighing Scales Hire - BMAA Member BMAA Calibrated Weighing Scales Hire (for aircraft upto 750kg).  Once payment has been made please call 01869 336006 to make arrangements for collection.

BMAA Calibrated Weighing Scales Hire - BMAA Non Member  BMAA Calibrated Weighing Scales Hire (for aircraft upto 750kg).  Once payment has been made please call 01869 336006 to make arrangements for collection.

Additional postageFor when additional postage costs may be required.

Aircraft Registration c/o address fees

NPPL Fees

Inspector Fees

Instructor & Examiner Fees

Donations

BMAA Fighting fundThe fighting fund was set up to provide assistance for members or groups whose flying is under threat. A good use may be to help fight against the unreasonable closure of an airstrip used by...

BMAA Young Persons' Flying BursaryThe BMAA is very keen to promote microlighting to the younger generation so that we continue to bring new blood into the sport and the movement continues to grow with the added enthusiasm of...

British Microlight teamThe British Microlight Teams represent the UK in international microlight competitions flying classic microlights. British teams have won Team and Individual medals in European and World...

GASCoThe General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) represents all forms of flying in the area of safety promotion. GASCo is partly funded by the CAA but mainly by donations from groups such as the BMAA,...

FAI Sporting Licence DonationFAI Sporting Licence fee

News

Ikarus C42C 560kg approvalIkarus C42C 560kg approved!The Comco Ikarus C42C becomes the latest Light Sport Microlight (LSM) to gain approval by the BMAA.The C42C variant has a typical payload of 275kg, enabling it to carry...

P&M Press releaseP&M Press Release Follow this link for today's press release.

600Kg Consultation600 Kg CAA Consultation The CAA has launched a consultation asking whether the UK should regulate manufactured aircraft up to 600 Kg and whether if we do so should they be called microlights.The...

Be aware, GlidersDanger. Glider winch launch cables can kill There have been over 60 uncoordinated overflights of winch launch gliding sites so far in 2019. Colliding with the winch cable will almost certainly...

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGER VACANCYAdvertising Account Manager vacancy The BMAA is looking for someone to take over the sales and management of advertising in its monthly publication Microlight Flying following the retirement of a...

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Q&A Session BMAA/LAA MergerBMAA/LAA Merger Q&A session If you were unable to make the LAA Rally this year you will have missed the question and answer session regarding talks that may lead to a merger between the BMAA...

BMAA Raffle results2019 BMAA Raffle Results The draw for the BMAA 2019 Raffle was made at 1300hrs on September 2nd. The draw was made by Brenda Haller a local shop owner in Deddington who runs "Dickinson...

BMAA Job VacancyBMAA Technical Office Job Vacancy: Design Approval Engineer (Aircraft)  The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) has a growing membership of 3900 who have a keen interest in flying...

BMAA Issues Pilot LicensesFrom 29th July the BMAA will begin to issue pilot licenses for microlight pilots. Although applications for adding a microlight rating to an existing licence, or removing Operational Limitations...

BMAA Appoint a new CTOWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Pattrick as the new BMAA Chief Technical Officer. Roger will take up the post in early August. Roger has had a significant career in the...

Database Gremlin (PERMITS)Database Gremlin... The BMAA is currently encountering a small technical issue with our database system.  The issue means that WIMPS (Where Is My Paperwork - PERMITS) is not updating as...

BMAA Council Minutes PublishedThe Minutes of the BMAA Council meetings for the year so far up to September 2019 have been published on the website.After you have logged into the website follow this link.

New French Microlight RegulationsFrench microlight RegulationsPublished by FFPLUM, the French Microlight Association, in 2019 this document defines French microlights following the EASA General Regulation update that allows...

Airspace consultation responsesAirspace Strategy to 2050 & Electronic conspicuity The BMAA responses to the consultations on the Airspace Strategy to 2050 and the Call for Evidence for Electronic Conspicuity have been...

BMAA & LAA talks on closer cooperationPress Statement   Discussions on closer cooperation between the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) and the Light Aircraft Association (LAA). The Chairmen of the LAA and BMAA have...

BMAA to issue pilot licensesBMAA sign new licensing agreement with CAA The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) will soon be able to issue licences to newly qualified pilots, under an agreement reached with the UK...

Official Guide to Microlighting - PublishedOfficial Guide to Microlighting You can find out all there is to know about microlighting in the UK from this new booklet.Follow this link to download your copy.

P&M AviationUPDATE - 29th May:We are waiting for news from the Administrators regarding P&M Aviation. So far there has been no official response. We have been made aware of some people using the...

BMAA Job Vacancyvacancy - bmaa chief technical officer  The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) is a members’ association for pilots and owners of Microlight aircraft and related very light...

New Microlight Radio FrequencyNew Microlight Radio Frequency 129.835 MHz From April 2019 the BMAA has negotiated an additional radio frequency available for microlight pilots to use.129.835 is designated for use as an...

New UK Aviation MinisterBaroness Vere of Norbiton  Baroness Vere of Norbiton was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 23 April 2019. She was appointed as a...

Light Aircraft Design Conference 2019For more information please follow the link: https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/light-aircraft-design-conference-2019/

Stolen EnginesMore stolen engines Thieves stole two Rotax 912 engines from Europa aircraft a few days before Christmas. Please keep a wary eye out for unusual activity on your airfield and take any precautions...

8.33 Microlight Frequency129.825 is now 129.830 As of 3 January 2019 the frequency assigned for microlight use at smaller airfields has been changed in line with the policy to migrate all frequencies to the 8.33 band....

COVID-19 BMAA Working arrangementsBMAA Working during COVID-19  Following the guidance from the Government most of the BMAA office staff will be working from home from 18 March until further notice.We have systems in place...

Weekly news 27 AprilBMAA News  27/04/2020 To all members This is the second news brief from the BMAA during the current health problems. I hope that you have managed to avoid the virus and are keeping well...

Weekly News 20 AprilBMAA news 20 april 2020  Dear Members, In these extraordinarily turbulent times, it’s more important than ever that we stay in touch. So, we’ll be sending out this weekly member email...

GA Maintenance FlightsCAA Guidance published: GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health under COVID-19The Government has published information on General Aviation flying (non-complex aircraft...

Licence validity extensionsLicence validity period extended The CAA have published the licence validity extensions to help through the current health problems. The details can be read by following this link.

Government supports a halt to GA flying Recreational Aviation not considered a reason to leave home The UK Government has published its opinion that recreational flying is not included in any of the four reasons for leaving home during...

Information for microlight instructorsPossible financial assistance for small businesses To all Microlight Flight Instructors. With the enforced layoff following a very poor winter period it is likely that instructors and schools...

Class D VMC minima changeVMC minima change for vfr flight in class d airspace from 26/03/2020 The alleviation which allowed flight within class D airspace to remain clear of cloud and within sight of the surface ends...

Manchester LLC new rulesManchester LLC new flight requirements Published today the new requirements for SVFR flight within the Manchester LLC from 26/03/2020 as a result of changes to the SERA VMC within class D airspace...

Important BMAA requestscertificate validity extension changes requested of the caa Just to keep you updated. I have asked the following of CAA. ·         An extension to the...

BMAA / LAA Merger talks suspendedMessage from the bmaa chairman We learned today that LAA has chosen to suspend talks regarding a possible merger.This is disappointing; we have dedicated time and energy over several...

WE’RE BACK IN EUROPEWell, at least to have your say on General Aviation. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) have...

Your Favourite FlightYour favourite flight Grounded by weather and Coronavirus? Now's your chance to cheer yourself and the rest of us up by looking back at your favourite flight of 2019. MF reporter Paul Kiddell's...

BMAA AGM PostponedDue to the current coronavirus situation the BMAA AGM is postponed.Please visit the AGM page to find out more.

Airspace Restriction 25th to 27th March 2020airspace restrictions 25/03/2020 - 27/03/2020. red arrow out of season practiceCancelled For more information please follow this link

Meet ATC DaysMeet the ATC days postponed Due to the risks of spreading the Corona virus the Meet the ATC days planned for April 2020 have been postponed until later in the year.

BMAA Member Survey 2019 Response publishedThe results of the membership survey have been published today and you can read the document by following this link.I would like to thank all those who took part.Thank you on behalf of the...

AERO at Friedrichshafen, Germany 2020 PostponedAERO at Friedrichshafen, Germany 2020 Postponed Due to the coronavirus outbreak the organizers have taken the decision to postpone the event that was due to take place from 1 to 4 April. Further...

BMAA Council Elections 2020three CANDIDATES STAND FOR TWO PLACESThere will be an election this year.For full details of the candidates please follow this link.

BMAA Council Election 2020Four candidates stand for two places There will be an election this year.For full details of the candidates please follow this link.

BMAA Launch Open Series for 2020The calendar pages for this years microlight open series events has been published The BMAA website has now been updated to give all the details you will need to find out what is going on in 2020...

Class D airspace rules changingUK to revert to international rules on visual flight in Class D airspace after exemption expires From 26 March 2020 the UK’s exemption from the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA)...

BMAA Annual Report and AGM newsBMAA Annual Report & AGM News The BMAA has published its Annual Report. Members can read the report by logging into the website and following this link.The BMAA has published details of three...

BPRS Placards - MPD 2019-005BPRS Placards - MPD 2019-005 The CAA issued Mandatory Permit Directive (MPD) 2019-005 on 10 April.  This affects all BMAA aircraft with a Ballistic Parachute Recovery System (BPRS) fitted....

After Covid-19returning to flying after covid-19 As of the 12 May the government has not made it clear whether their advice to stop all recreational flying, published on 31 March 2020, has been rescinded as the...

Scholarships for women pilotsScholarships for women pilotsThe British Women Pilots' Association is asking for applications for its 2018 scholarships. The link below will take you to their website for full details....

Microlight flying differences training  600 Kg Licence Proposals by the BMAA As part of the 600 Kg working group the BMAA proposed the following way forward for pilot licences and instructor and examiner qualifications. We hope...

OFCOM TO ISSUE AERONAUTICAL RADIO LICENCESOfcom to issue aeronautical radio licences   The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently contracted to administer radio licences for UK aircraft and ground stations on behalf of Ofcom....

8.33 kHz Radio Funding extended8.33 kHz Radio Funding extended The UK CAA has negotiated an extension to the period during which an aircraft operator may claim up to 20% of the cost of equipping with an 8.33 kHz radio. The...

BMAA AGM InformationBMAA 2018 AGM Information for BMAA members The Agenda, notes and two proposals to be voted on at the AGM have been published on the BMAA website. To read the information follow this link. You...

New 'Listening squawks' card'Listening Squawks’ updated for new GA flying season The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a new version of it’s popular ‘listening squawks’ flight card in time for the summer...

APPG against Oxford and Brize AirspaceAll-Party Parliamentary Group brands Brize and Oxford airspace proposals ‘unsafe’ The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation has voiced significant concerns about the...

CAA Press release - Licensing4 April 2018  CAA announce new licencing exemption •             GA pilots can fly ‘EASA aircraft’ on National licences...

Pilot fined.read the notams before each flight!3rd April 2018 From the CAA website.The pilot of a light aircraft was fined £3,600 after he landed at Coventry Airport without being given permission by air...

Airfield planning policy changesHelp protect airfields NPPF amendments You will be aware that we have been successful in getting a General Aviation paragraph in the all-important draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)....

UK to stay in EASA after BREXITUK to stay in EASA after BREXIT Hansard source (Citation: HL Deb, 29 March 2018, cW) Lord Kinnock Labour To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement by the Chief Executive of the...

BMAA Council meeting minutes publishedThe draft minutes of the September BMAA Council meeting have been posted on the BMAA website in the Governance area.  Just log in to the website and follow the link.

BMAA Monthly Membership payment by Direct DebitNew BMAA members can now take the option of Direct Debit monthly payments for membership to help spread the cost. The monthly payment option will be available for renewing members later in the...

Flight training in sub-70 Kg aircraftAt the BMAA we often get asked for clarification on new aviation regulations. The most common questions at the moment are “Do I need a Licence to fly the new Sub 70Kg Microlights?” and “Do I...

SnowDUE TO THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND THE EXPECTED SNOW FALL LATER ON FRIDAY, THERE WILL BE LESS STAFF IN THE BMAA OFFICES TODAY, FRIDAY 2 MARCH. Some will be working from home, so we...

8.33 Frequency Changes During 2018 most ground stations radios will convert to 8.33 kHz channel spacing. Airspace users must ensure they are correctly equipped and carry an 8.33 kHz capable radio where required. A list...

TLAC Newstlac The Light Aircraft Company Ltd gain full CAA A8-1 approval for the supply of Comco C42 aircraft and spare parts.From 1st February all spare parts should be ordered from TLAC.TLAC

Oxford and Brize Norton Airspace Change ProposalOxford and Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposals Oxford airport and the RAF aerodrome at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire have both started the process of applying for a significant change to the...

European Flight Safety CampaignEuropean Flight Safety Campaign: Airspace Infringements - GA Pilot Questionnaire  As part of their safety work EASA are looking airspace infringements and I am passing on this invitation...

BMAA New website launchThe bmaa launches a new website Today the BMAA launched its new website.The site still contains a huge amount of useful information for members and people new to microlight flying, as well as new...

BMAA Annual Report publishedThe BMAA publishes its annual reportFollow this link to read it.

CAA Airspace Modernisation Strategy ConsultationCAA Airspace Modernisation Strategy  Consultation The CAA has launched a consultation on the future airspace strategy. This strategy is to supersede the 2011 FAS. The explanation and...

2018 Member Survey2018 Member survey Thanks to all those members who responded to the recent member Survey. 9% of members responded. I have collated the responses and we will be writing a summary and actions...

Accident Press ReleaseBMAA PRESS RELEASE  Aircraft accident at Royal Birkdale (11/04/19) The British Microlight Aircraft Association has learned of a fatal accident involving a paramotor type recreational...

BMAA Council NominationsThere have been 6 nominations for the 6 available places on the BMAA Council for the period May 2019 to the AGM 2020. Nominations are now closed.In alphabetical order:Richard Bisiker Tim Burrow...

English Channel Airspace RestrictionsDanger over the Channel Several airspace restrictions and a temporary danger area will be put in place over the English Channel from 2 May to 30 August to accommodate a large Remotely Piloted...

New FMC and LARS cardsNew Frequency Monitoring Code and Lower Airspace Radar Service cards New Frequency Monitoring Code and Lower Airspace Radar Service cards are now available from the Airspace & Safety...

Oakley Open Event is ONoakley open series event is on The very first event of the all new BMAA Open Series has been confirmed as going ahead this weekend.Organiser Owain Johns has taken a view on the forecast weather...

BMAA Wings awards recognised by the CAAwe're PROUD of our wings scheme The UK CAA has awarded the BMAA Wings scheme PROUD Status. (CAA Pilot Recognition for Operational Up-Skilling and Development).In their recognition the CAA say "The...

Call for evidence: Electronic Conspicuity Solutions CAA Call for evidence: Electronic Conspicuity Solutions  Published by the CAA today, 18/03/2019. at this link.Electronic conspicuity (EC) is one of the most important airspace modernistaion...

Flying Scholarships for Womenbritish women pilots' association "This year, we are delighted to be able to offer seven scholarships to successful women applicants "For further details follow this link.

CHIRP Feedback Publishedchirp - latest edition of feedback published Download your copy from this link.

Airspace Infringement ProsecutionLight aircraft pilot fined for flying over Luton Airport without permission The pilot of a light aircraft has pleaded guilty to flying over Luton Airport without clearance from air traffic...

GAA Programme Manager soughtGeneral Aviation Alliance programme managerThe GA Alliance is involved in a significant and increasing amount of regulatory engagement and response activity, including that related to airspace...

Government Aviation ConsultationAviation 2050 The future of UK aviation The Government has published a consultation document on its plans for the future of aviation in the UK until 2050. All pilots should read the document...

CAA 600 Kg statementFollowing a meeting between the BMAA and CAA on 20 September, Mark Shortman of the GA unit clarified the current position with regard to  changes that could lead to consideration of an...

BMAA Office Christmas ClosingBMAA Office Christmas closing The BMAA offices will be closed from 1700 on Friday 21st December 2018 until 0900 on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 We would like to take this opportunity to wish...

New BMAA FeesNew BMAA fees From the 1st January 2019 there will be new fees for all areas of the BMAA except for Membership.For details on the new fees please follow the link

Instructor Seminar 2019 Instructor Seminar 2019 Is to be held at the Crown and Cushion, Chipping Norton on Tues 12 Feb 2019. Registration is £20.00 members, £40.00 non-members, book and pay on the BMAA website, event...

TLAC takes over Medway MicrolightsThe Light Aircraft Company (TLAC) has acquired the designs and assets of Medway Microlights, including the factory-built Medway SLA Executive (pictured above) and Clipper fixed-wing microlight...

Oxford ACP Consultation Response PublishedOxford Airport have published their response to the ACP consultation responses. You can read the document here or from the Oxford ACP page on this website here.

ATC New Horizons progressOne of the BMAA New Horizons build-a-plane projects is being built by 29F Rugby Squadron Air Cadets. The aircraft, a SkyRanger Swift, is the third microlight aircraft build sponsored by the BMAA....

Change at the CAATony Rapson, Head of the CAA GA Unit, has announced that he is leaving the CAA at the end of May 2019. Tony has been a great supporter of General Aviation, including microlighting, during his time...

RAF Brize Norton ACPResponse to the ACP public consultation  RAF Brize Norton has published its report following the public consultation on its ACP to increase the airport's airspace.There were 1597 responses...

BMAA to issue Permits and Pilot LicensesFollowing a meeting with the CAA yesterday actions are being taken to allow the BMAA to issue the Permit to Fly for new aircraft, saving a possible delay of up to 10 days during which the owner...

8.33 Air to Air8.33  As you know by the end of 2018 all aviation radio frequencies will be converted to the 8.33 format. The “microlight” frequency 129.825, assigned as a sporting frequency to many...

Council Election and AGM Proposals ResultsResults Council ElectionElected Rob Hughes 388 votesElected Eddie McCallum 280 votesNot Elected Doug Coppin 187 votesAGM ProposalsPROPOSAL 1: To accept the accounts for the financial year...

Return to flying allowedreturn to recreational flying is now allowed . Returning to flying after lockdown  News from the DfT The Department for Transport has released a statement which in essence opens up...

RAeC and FAI Awards 2022Nominations are invited for the 2022 Royal Aero Club Medals & Awards.Click here for details of the available Awards and click here for the invitation to...

Synthetic Fuel World Record in a BMAA Microlight!Synthetic Fuel World Record in a BMAA Microlight!In a world-first, an Ikarus C42 microlight aircraft completed a short flight powered by synthetic gasoline.Having recognised the benefits of...

Royal Aero Club 2020 Awards CeremonyRoyal Aero Club 2020 Awards Ceremony The Royal Aero Club awards for 2020 are being presented online and will be premiered on YouTube at 7.30pm on Thursday 20th January. The video will remain...

Jim Bell, BMAA CEO 1993-1999  Jim Bell, BMAA CEO 1993-1999 Jim Bell was the BMAA’s Chief Executive from 1993 to 1999. Jim passed away recently and his funeral is today, Thursday December 23rd in Deddington.  We...

Airspace4All Trust Established with Grant Funding from DfTAirspace4All Trust Established with Grant Funding from DfT The Airspace4All Trust (A4A-T) has been established as a charitable trust with the objective of improving public safety through...

BMAA Office - Christmas ClosingThe BMAA office will be closing for Christmas at 5pm on Thursday 23rd December 2021 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4th January 2022We would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and...

News about two upcoming online seminarsNews about two upcoming online seminars Infringement avoidance webinar: Monday 13 December at 1900  Run by GASCo, the General Aviation Safety Council. In this hour and a half long webinar,...

Light Sport Microlight (600kg) category takes offLight Sport Microlight (600kg) category takes offOn 19th November 2021, BMAA issued the first permits in the new Light Sport Microlight (600kg) class, thereby fully introducing this new class of...

600kg chat with Flyer Magazine, Thursday 25 November600kg chat with Flyer Magazine, Thursday 25 November Tune into the Flyer YouTube channel on Thursday 25 November at 1930 to see BMAA’s very own CEO Rob Hughes and CTO Roger Pattrick discuss the...

BMAA Office Closure Information BMAA Office Closure Information Please note that the BMAA office will be closed on Tuesday 7th December 2021 for staff training.If you have any questions or queries please email us and we will...

Royal Aero Club medals and awards for 2021 Royal Aero Club medals and awards for 2021 Each year, the Royal Aero Club recognises excellent achievements and long service with their medals and awards.  We hope that the medals and...

RAeS General Aviation Design Conference 2021RAeS General Aviation Design Conference 2021 There are two weeks to go until our RAeS General Aviation Design Conference 2021 which takes place virtually on 15 November from 10.00 to 17.00 GMT....

Ofcom proposal to streamline radio licence administrationOfcom proposal to streamline radio licence administration Ofcom are the body that issues radio licences for aircraft. They are proposing changes to their system and invite you to have your...

eMF - Microlight Flying e-newsletter The latest Microlight Flying e-newsletter is out today - see it here It has news of the latest BMAA promotional YouTube video - and you can see that here     Don’t...

COP26 airspace restrictionsCOP26 Climate Change Conference and restriction of flying regulations - GlasgowA large area of airspace around the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference 2021 in Glasgow will be restricted between 30...

Pilot's Guide to the Manchester LLRA Pilots guide to the Manchester Low Level Route (LLR) has been published on the Airspace & Safety Initiative. Read Pilots Guide to the Manchester Low Level Route (LLR)

CAA Virtual Voyage InvitationINVITATION: Virtual Voyage General Aviation Summit 6th ,7th ,11th October  Please join us for Virtual Voyage 2021 General Aviation Summit, hosted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. We...

BMAA appoints next CEOFollowing Geoff Weighell’s announcement of his wish to stand down as BMAA CEO through ill health and after 15 years in post, the BMAA Council worked with HR consultants Peninsula Business...

600kg is here today !!!!!!!!!!!!Today the change to the microlight definition becomes UK law after several years of discussion, negotiation and plain hard work.The process has been very complex with much to consider including...

LAA Rally - BMAA member discountNew for this year! Sywell Aerodrome is introducing online booking and pre-payment for general admission to the LAA Rally. The booking portal will be available from Monday 16th August. Go to...

600kg Legislation Goes Before Parliament600kg Legislation Goes Before Parliament The BMAA and LAA are pleased to report the long awaited revision of the UK microlight definition comes a step closer today, as the proposed revisions to...

BMAA Chief Executive vacancyWe are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead the BMAA, following the retirement of our current Chief Executive. The ideal candidate will:Have experience in, or an understanding of,...

CAA - Winter Flying TipsCAA - Winter Flying Tips Please follow the link for a useful video from the CAA on Winter Flying tips

She did it! Zara flies around the world in a microlight.She did it!Zara flies around the worldin a microlight. On 18 August 2021, 19yr old Zara Rutherford took off solo in a Shark microlight with the aim of becoming the youngest woman to fly around the...

BMAA Chief Executive announces his retirement from the BMAA.BMAA Chief Executive announces his retirement from the BMAA. BMAA Chief Executive Geoff Weighell is stepping down from his post due to ongoing health issues.  Geoff has been involved in...

BMAA Job Vacancy - Office Administrator (Full Time)09/05/2022

Instructor Seminar 2023Instructor Seminar 2023It’s on! The BMAA Instructor Seminar 2023 will take place on 24th and 25th January 2023 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Nr KenilworthFor more information please follow...

BMAA approves TL-SiriusBMAA approves another UK Light Sport Microlight, the TL-3000 Sirius 600The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) is delighted to announce the type approval of a new factory-built Light...

Possible Delays to October MFPossible Delays to October MFTo all Members,There may be a delay receiving your October MF magazine next week due to the ongoing strikes with Royal Mail. They are on strike on 30th September and...

State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIState Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Monday 19 September has been designated as a bank holiday to mark the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The BMAA office will be...

NEW BMAA LIGHT SPORT MICROLIGHTS FROM ELLIPSE AERO S.R.O & ZALL JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES S.R.O (SKYLEADER)NEW BMAA LIGHT SPORT MICROLIGHTS FROM ELLIPSE AERO S.R.O & ZALL JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES S.R.O (SKYLEADER) BMAA is delighted to announce plans to introduce three new BMAA factory-built Light Sport...

Possible Delays to September MFPossible Delays to September MF To all Members,There may be a delay receiving your September MF magazine next week due to the ongoing strikes with Royal Mail. If you have not received your...

The Commonwealth Games 2022 The Commonwealth Games 2022  The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August. See their website for details.   There will be airspace restrictions...

BMAA Flexwing Instructor Bursary supports another new instructorBMAA Flexwing Instructor Bursary supports another new instructor We congratulate Giles Fowler on successfully completing his flexwing instructor course and gaining his instructor rating. Giles was...

“Flightpath to the Future”“Flightpath to the Future” The Government has published “Flightpath to the Future”, a 10-point strategy to deliver an innovative and sustainable aviation sector. The report is available...

Chris Copple achieves Flying Instructor Examiner (FIE) qualification.Chris Copple achieves Flying Instructor Examiner (FIE) qualification. We congratulate Chris Copple on achieving his Flying Instructor Examiner qualification for fixed wing microlights. Chris joins...

Geoff Weighell is awarded the Royal Aero Club DiplomaGeoff Weighell is awarded the Royal Aero Club Diploma We are delighted to report that former BMAA Chief Executive Geoff Weighell has been awarded the Royal Aero Club Diploma for 2021. The Diploma...

BMAA Council Election results.BMAA Council Election results. The results of the 2022 BMAA Council elections are as follows:   Robert GRIMWOOD    245    ELECTED Tim BURROW...

BMAA News emailsBMAA News emails New BMAA email service for news items We’ve launched a mailing list to deliver news items - like this one - directly to your inbox.  Sign up to it here. Share the link!...

BMAA AGM 2022The agenda, proposals and annual report have been published here.You are also able to submit questions in advance and also choose to vote by proxy through the Chair. Follow the links on the...

Tom Porteous elected SETP FellowTom Porteous elected SETP Fellow Former BMAA Head of Flight Testing Tom Porteous has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Tom began flying in 1954, graduating in...

BMAA Award Winners for 2021BMAA Award Winners for 2021 Congratulations to our 2021 BMAA Award winners: Ian Norris - BMAA Industry Award Ben Ashman - BMAA Medal of Honour Dave Garrison - BMAA Medal of Honour Geoff Weighell -...

The Royal Aero Club winter 2021/22 newsletter    The Royal Aero Club winter 2021/22 newsletter  The Royal Aero Club winter 2021/22 newsletter has been published. The abridged version can be read here and the full version is...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE - Zara’s brother, 16, to attempt world record global flightWORLD EXCLUSIVE Zara’s brother, 16, to attempt world record global flight . MACK Rutherford, Zara Rutherford’s 16-year-old brother, is planning to become the youngest pilot to fly solo around...

BMAA Council Elections 2022BMAA Council Elections 2022 Can you help to guide the BMAA into the future? Then consider applying to join the BMAA’s board of directors. The nomination window is open now and will close on...

BMAA Instructor Seminar 2022BMAA Instructor Seminar 2022 . It’s on! The BMAA Instructor Seminar 2022 will take place on 7/8 March 2022 at a hotel conference suite in Kenilworth. The Seminar is reserved for Instructors...

Rob Hughes is awarded the RAeC Silver medalRob Hughes is awarded the RAeC Silver medal BMAA Chief Executive Officer Rob Hughes has been awarded the Royal Aero Club Silver medal. Rob first started as a volunteer for the BMAA in 2003. In the...

Flying With Active Carbon Monoxide DetectorsThe hazards associated with carbon monoxide (CO) exposure in general aviation (GA) are well understood and  we encourage you to read our recently published Clued Up article on the benefits of...

Ofcom Electromagnetic field (EMF) licence conditionsWith our thanks to the LAA team:Communications regulator Ofcom has issued revised guidance prepared in conjunction with the LAA, on electromagnetic field (EMF) license conditions that will apply...

Check flying at less than Maximum Take-off Weight AuthorisedCheck flying at less than Maximum Take-off Weight AuthorisedSince the welcome return to flying has been announced, BMAA Technical Office wishes to publicise a change to policy since the...

2020 AGM DetailsThe 2020 BMAA AGM will be held on 26 September starting at 1000hrs. This will be a virtual meeting. For further details and to register for the event please follow this...

GA flying during England Lockdown 2Released by the department for transport today 4 NovemberNational restrictions and General AviationNational restrictions are in place in England to reduce day-to-day contact between people...

Airfield Development Advisory Fund goes liveAirfield Development Advisory Fund goes live From today, UK airfields and associated businesses are able to apply for access to Government funded professional and business advice on a range of...

Beware Gliding Sites with a WinchWe are reminded by the British Gliding Association (BGA) of the danger of flying through active gliding sites where a winch launch is used. At some sites the cable can be carried to 3000 feet...

ROTAX ENGINE THEFTS - POLICE OPERATION OPALThere have been several thefts of microlight Rotax engines in the recent past - and West Mercia Police have set up a dedicated operation to investigate. Operation Opal works on a national and...

AGM Minutes publishedThe minutes of the 2020 BMAA AGM have been published on the BMAA website. You can use this link to view them.

Moving Map SurveyA survey to help understand why some pilots use moving maps and why some don'tThank you for taking the time to complete this survey. As some of you may know there was an error with the...

£250 Grant available towards an EC deviceGeneral Aviation and unmanned aircraft communities set to benefit from fund to subsidise electronic conspicuity devices Rebates of up to £250 for new Electronic Conspicuity (EC) devices are now...

BMAA News October 2020A news roundup for BMAA members. You can read the text below or download for later.  BMAA Newsletter 01/10/2020 To all BMAA Members I hope this newsletter finds you well and coping with the...

A Guide to Sharing a MicrolightFollowing many requests from members for guidance when setting up a syndicate the BMAA has published a guide which lists points for consideration and examples of how an agreement might be worded....

BMAA Annual Report 2020 publishedThe 2020 BMAA Annual Report has been published today on the BMAA website.Members can read the report by logging in to the website and then using this...

New Flexwing check flying videoNew Flexwing Check Flight VideoBMAA is delighted to announce a new video produced by Rob Grimwood (Exodus Airsports) and John Waite on the subject of performing a Flexwing Check Flight to the BMAA...

Pooley's Free BMAA membership Offerfree bmaa membership - pooley's offer Pooleys is offering its customers FREE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP to the BMAA. – Save  £82We often refer to GA in the UK as a...

New 3-Axis check flying videoNew 3-Axis Check Flight VideoBMAA is delighted to support a new video produced by Ben Atkinson and David Young (Kemble Flying Club) on the subject of performing a 3-Axis Check Flight to the BMAA...

Updated Government Guidance for Recreational FlyingThe UK Government has issued further guidelines for recreational flying including dual flying and instructional flights during the current pandemic.The advice is on the Government website...

BMAA news roundup 26 JuneBMAA News 26/06/2020 Dear BMAA Member Hello everyone. Once again on behalf of the Directors and Staff of the BMAA I hope that this newsletter continues to find you well and managing to cope with...

Return to dual flying from 4 JulyDual flying and instruction to restart Return of dual flying from 4 July.Please read the following from the DfT and look at the guidance linked from it.All the best.Geoff Weighell CE BMAADear...

600 Kg Questions and AnswersTo help clarify what the recently announced changes to the microlight definition will mean we have published a Question and Answer page on the BMAA website. As well as a selection of questions...

Microlights to go to 600 kgThe UK CAA has chosen to nationally regulate factory-built aircraft with a take-off mass of up to 600 kg, a stall speed not exceeding 45 knots with up to 2 seats. This follows a consultation which...

Flying can resume in ScotlandScots can fly again From the Scottish GovernmentFurther to my previous correspondence with some of you, this is to provide an update on the position in relation to General Aviation in Scotland. As...

EASA Rule ChangeEASA does it EASA has allowed fixed-wing microlights to be used to maintain an EASA LAPL. [please note, item corrected to remove PPL, which following further investigation does not seem to be...

Flying can resume in Northern IrelandRecreational flying in Northern Ireland allowed as part of the easing of lockdown.An email from the office of the Peter Weir, Member of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for Strangford has...

Royal Aero Club Awards 2020Royal aero club awards 2020 The Royal Aero Club have opened nominations for the their 2020 awards. If you would like to nominate someone for an award please log into your BMAA account, go to the...

GA flying guidance from 2 DecemberLocal restriction tiers - from 2 DecemberFrom 2 December local restriction tiers will replace national restrictions in England.GA flying and training flights will be permitted in...

BMAA Response to CAP553The BMAA has today responded to the CAA's CAP553 consultation which offers an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to two chapters of the British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR)...

Ofcom recent message regarding radio licensesOfcom  – Joint BMAA and LAA statement. Many members have received a communication from Ofcom stating changes to radio licence conditions. This has caused significant disquiet, not least...

BMAA AGM 2021- Follow upThe BMAA AGM 2021 was successfully held using the Zoom Webinar platform on Saturday 8th May.At a General Meeting held in advance of the AGM those present were asked to consider a proposal to...

CAA Publish New Edition of Airspace Infringement InformationThe UK CAA has published a new edition of CAP 1404 which explains the process by which alleged airspace infringements are handled. There are also two associated documents which further explain the...

BMAA Newsletter 27/04/2021A BMAA members' newsletter published today contains information we consider helpful for members. In this issue:·         BMAA Wings Awards...

DfT publish GA Roadmap 2021Today the Department for Transport published its GA Roadmap, plans for  the future of GA in the UK. You can read the Roadmap using this link.

Aero 2021 groundedAERO, Europe’s biggest General Aviation show, has been cancelled for 2021 because of Coronacrisis travel restrictions. After being cancelled last year, the 2021 show in Friedrichshafen was...

New Weight & Balance videoNew Weight & Balance VideoA short video by the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) explaining the principles of how to calculate an aircraft's centre of gravity. Topics include;...

CAA ConsultationThe CAA has opened a consultation into proposed changes to their documents BCAR A3-7 and A8-26. These documents relate to the Sporting Organisation Approval held by the BMAA and influence how we...

BMAA Newsletter 26/03/2021BMAA Newsletter 26 March 2021 Getting back into flying – SAFELY In just a few days recreational aviation can once again start in England, that’s on the 29 March, next Monday. Sadly...

BMAA Newsletter - 12/03/2021BMAA Newsletter 12th March 2021 Current Flying Guidance Today the DfT has updated the guidance for GA flying in England. The change relates to flight training and is summarised at the second...

Planning a SAFE return to flyingBMAA Newsletter March 3rd 2021   Returning to Flying Safely On the 2nd March the Department for Transport released further guidance for general aviation flying in England following the...

CAA Clued Up - Winter flying adviceWell worth a read to highlight the potential problems with winter flying.CAA Clued UP

Updated DfT Guidance for General Aviation in EnglandPlease respect the guidance, and the limitations that it means for recreational flying, to help keep the downward trend of Covid-19 infections going.The government has announced its plans...

Additional funding for electronic conspicuity devices announcedThe Department for Transport (DfT) will be making additional funding available to encourage the UK's General Aviation (GA) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) communities to adopt electronic...

Returning to flying updateFollowing the Government's planned easing of lockdown 3 in England, announced on the 22 February, we expect the Department for Transport to issue updated guidance for recreational flying in...

London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change DecisionsGREAT NEWS FOR GA. Thanks to all those who participated in the response process which has led to a refusal of these airspace change proposals that would have led to significant restrictions for...

PILOT MEDICAL DECLARATIONS: CLARIFICATIONFrom CAA Following a rapid review we can today confirm that the less than 2,000kg aircraft category, with its reduced list of disqualifying conditions within a Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD), is...

NPPL (A) Microlight Examinations - Further Extension GrantedFollowing requests by the BMAA to further extend the validity of ground examinations taken towards the grant of the NPPL (A) Microlight licence the CAA has granted a further extension of validity....

Covid-19 DfT GA Guidance 05/01/2021Following the National Lockdown in England the Department for Transport has issued further guidance for General Aviation in England effective today. The following text taken from the website...

Covid-19 DfT GA GuidanceToday the Department for Transport has updated the guidance for General Aviation activity in England in light of the recent Tier 4 changes.The document linked below details what GA flying is...

Pilot Aware ObscurationA new YouTube video has been produced to 'Describe airframe obscuration and how it can affect Electronic Conspicuity and introduce the new complimentary service from PilotAware VECTOR'  ...

GASCo/CAA Safety Evening Webinare GASCo/CAA Safety Evening Webinar on 10th December 2020, 7:00 to 8:30 pm   In this webinar, we will look at a selection of topical safety issues drawn from recent accident and occurrence...

G-INFO BMAA c/o addressG-INFO BMAA c/o address From today, the 1st March 2017, the BMAA is able to offer members the opportunity to use the BMAA office address as the displayed address on the CAA publicly accessed...

Events

Master Class on using SkyDemon Master Class on using SkyDemon  This event will be presented by Rob Hart of SkyDemonLimited places only. £20 fee to attend. Including refreshments. Reservation required To reserve your...

Instructor Seminar 2023Instructor Seminar 2023It’s on! The BMAA Instructor Seminar 2023 will take place on 24th and 25th January 2023 at Chesford Grange Hotel, Nr KenilworthFor more information please follow...

Microlight Trade Show - PophamMicrolight Trade Show - Popham Airfield The annual Microlight Trade show will be held at Popham on 29th and 30th April 2023The BMAA will be holding our AGM on Saturday 29th April 2023 in the...

Private Flyer Fest - SouthPrivate Flyer Fest - South Private Flyer Fest - South will be held at Wycombe Air Park on 19th and 20th May 2023More information to follow.....

Spamfield 2023Spamfield 2023 The annual Spamfield Fly-In event will be held at Sandown on the Isle of Wight between 26th and 29th May 2023More information to follow.....

Private Flyer Fest - NorthPrivate Flyer Fest - NorthPrivate Flyer Fest - North will be held at Leeds East Airport Church Fenton on 7th and 8th July 2023More information to follow.....