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600 Kg Questions and AnswersBMAA 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...

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 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...

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

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...

Staff Amanda LordBMAA Staff BMAA PROMOTION AND MARKETING COORDINATOR - AMANDA LORD I am Amanda Lord, I am excited to say I joined the BMAA Team, October 2018 on a contractual / part time basis to support all...

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...

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...

Situations VacantFlight Training Liaison & Safety Officer Following the recent retirement of our Flight Training Liaison and Safety Officer the BMAA is recruiting for a replacement. Flight safety We know that...

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

School Listings FormSchool Listing Form Please complete the form below to ensure your school is added to our school listing page

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 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...

Staff Kelly ThackerBMAA Staff Office Manager - kelly thackerThe Office Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth and safe running of all administration tasks that running the business of the BMAA entails. Hi,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Renewing DD tempRENEWING 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...

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...

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 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....

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...

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...

Young person's flying bursaryPilot LicensingYoung Person's Flying BursaryNow Open For 2022 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.

Wings navigation  Wings Navigation For each Wings award level you must complete a cross country flight. The details of each flight are pre-planned and then your actual performance is judged against your...

Wings FAQ  Frequently Asked Questions Back to Wings HomeGENERALCan I use GPS in this scheme?Yes. We encourage the use of moving maps with an airspace alerting system (to help prevent the likelihood of...

Wings 3  How To Apply For Your Award To apply for a Wings award just complete the appropriate application form and send it to the BMAA office.BMAABullringDeddingtonBanburyOXONOX15 0TTor email to...

Wings 2 Wings Levels And Achievements  The Wings scheme has four levels of award. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond. To qualify for each level the pilot will gain achievements from a selection...

WingsBMAA Wings Award Scheme BMAA Wings Award SchemeDesigned to encourage BMAA members to continue to improve their flight planning, their aircraft handling skills and their understanding of aviation...

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

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...

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...

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...

The people behind the scenesThe People Behind The Scenes Meet The Team

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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.Colibri...

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...

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...

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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 MFWe believe that some members in Northern Ireland have missed one or more copies of MF due to postal non-delivery. If you are in Northern Ireland and have been of those members please complete the...

Microlight Open Oakley 2020 Registrationbmaa oakley open registration 18th & 19th April 2020 Return to Events Page

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...

Microlight Open Frainglais 2020 Registrationbmaa Franglais friendly registration 13th to 19th June 2020 Return to Events Page

Microlight Flying MagazineMembers can click on the links below to read past issues of Microlight Flying and its predecessor Flight Line  2021...

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...

Microlight Competitions Event HomeBMAA Microlight Open Series - 2020 EVENTS Microlight Open Series 2020DateTitleType18.04.2020 - 19.04.2020Oakley Airfield - OxfordshireOpen Series Event - CANCELLED08.05.2020 - 10.05.2020Preston...

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-UNNNClass - MicrolightCategory - Factory buildType -...

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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...

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...

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...

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

Pilot Licensing - Instructors and ExaminersPilot Licensing For MicrolightsInstructor & Examiner Information Getting back to flying after Covid-19 A Guide for all pilotsDifferences Training guidance 03/2021ORS4...

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...

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 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 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 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 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 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...

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...

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 homeBMAA Photo Competition Entries 2021

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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 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 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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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...

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 NewslettersNews For BMAA Members Select from the links below to read the weekly newsletters from the BMAA April    27 2021March 26 2021March 12 2021March 04 2021June 26 2020June 19June 4May...

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 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...

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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...

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,...

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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...

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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...

CAP553CAP553    CAP553 consultation documentBMAA CAP553 response

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Aircraft Technical informationBMAA Technical Office Home Page Click on the page links below for further detailed information from the BMAA Technical Office.600 Kg - Question and Answer page for your informationRenewing a...

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 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...

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 - 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 - 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...

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 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...

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 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 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 Sydney Charles - InsuranceWe would very much like to help support the...

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

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...

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...

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

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:...

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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:...

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 - 2021/2022 Please use the form below to renew your Inspector authorisation and update/confirm your contact details: ↓↓↓ Once you have completed the form, please...

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...

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...

Flying training FAQsFlying Training FAQsTraining related questions • I’m struggling to get my minimum hours and cross-country exercises done because of bad weather and work. Is there a time limit to get the...

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...

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

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...

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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

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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

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...

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....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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 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...

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...

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BMAA Face Masks

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

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.

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 £36.00. 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

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

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

BMAA PenHandy for filling in your log books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Licence Certificate

BPRS External Marking Sets - BMAA MemberBPRS External Marking Sets

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 

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

BMAA News

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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)....

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....

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 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...

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...

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...

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.

BMAA ForumBMAA Forum - back online! It's back! The BMAA forum crashed, presumed dead, a while ago but now it's back and updated to a new platform.It's still at forums.bmaa.org - take a look!There are many...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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.

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'  ...

BMAA Office - Christmas ClosingBMAA Office Christmas closingThe BMAA offices will be closed from 1700 on Friday 18th December 2020 until 0900 on Monday 4th January 2021For anyone who has a permit certificate that would be due...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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;...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BMAA Forumbmaa Members' forum is up and running The BMAA members' forum has been updated and is available now for chat, news, opinion and of course you can delve into the history of the forum posts, all of...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Setting up a Syndicate - Guidance EventThe BMAA is often asked how to go about setting up a syndicate to share an aircraft. There are obvious cost benefits to sharing an aircraft, but there are also pitfalls to be avoided. This online...