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Light Sport Flying School
Operated by: Steve Pike at Wycombe Air Park, Booker. SL7 3DP.
For Instruction and validations to NPPL microlight licence. Exams and GST ratings.
We don’t have a specific office at the airfield but meet in the lounge area for all briefings, whilst often at the airfield it is best to meet by appointment.
Contact: 07746 373637
CFI: (Microlights) Steve Pike
L.S.F.S is registered with the B.M.A.A and C.A.A as a training organisation.
It is fair to say that this is one of things that confuses people the most, I will try to simplify things here.
The category NPPL is a licence issued by the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) to allow pilots to fly UK registered single-
So its one licence with three class ratings,
SSEA (Simple Single Engine Aircraft)
SLMG (Self Launch Motor Glider)
To obtain a NPPL with a Microlight Class Rating you must complete flight training with a UK Civil Aviation Authority authorised flying instructor entitled to instruct on microlights. The minimum age to start flying training towards the grant of the licence is 14 years. There is no maximum age. You can go solo at 16 and be granted your licence when you are 17.
What is a microlight? Information taken from the BMAA (British Microlight Aircraft Association) web site
It's simple -
Actually the rules are slightly more complicated than that and a legal definition of a microlight can be found at the bottom of this page. There are three main types of microlight; the 3-
A microlight must also have a stalling speed at the maximum weight authorised not exceeding 35 knots calibrated speed. All UK registered aeroplanes falling within these parameters are Microlight aeroplanes.