How Safe Is Microlighting?
Safety Is Important To Us
Microlight flying is one of the safest 'adrenaline' sports, and is, statistically, the safest form of sport aviation there is. All microlight flying is regulated by the CAA and the BMAA...
When you have your air experience flight or trial lesson, you will be flying with an instructor who has hundreds of hours of flying experience, taken lots of tests and exams and still loves flying. The microlight that you will be flying will have been through the most rigorous airworthiness programme in the world, but it's been designed to have the nicest handling characteristics because nice handling makes flying more fun.
Flying isn't about a 'white knuckle ride', where the fun and adrenaline rush come from 'dicing with death' - flying is about soaring serenely above the countryside, going to visit friends at other airfields and just the sheer exuberance of being in the air. Doing this with the maximum safety margin merely makes it more fun still.
Of course making the microlight extremely safe and the instructor experienced does still the leave the weather as an unpredictable factor, so be prepared to be a little bit patient when you are itching to fly - rain and strong winds will keep us on the ground, looking forward to flying safely on another day.