National Private pilots Licence For A Microlight
In addition to flying training the student pilot must also learn a number of ground school subjects. With a multiple choice exam paper on each of these subjects.
Yes in the UK you do need a licence to fly a microlight. There is a new licence called the NPPL (M) which stands for National Private Pilot’s Licence for Microlights. This licence is issued to you by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after you have completed the training course and passed the required flight and ground examinations.
No not just anyone, a licence to fly a microlight will be granted after tuition has been given by the holder of a CAA instructor rating and also a CAA authorised examiner must conduct you're General Skills Test.
The microlight training requires:
Yes before taking a microlight training course a declaration of fitness form must be countersigned by you're GP.
you're licence is kept current by flying a minimum of 12 hours over the course of two years and has to include 12 take-offs and landings also a 1 hour flight with an instructor. And you will need to have a valid medical and have you're licence endorsed by an examiner.
Hours can be logged towards a licence from 14 years of age, pilots may fly solo from 16 years of age and may hold a licence from 17 years of age. There is no maximum age for a pilot.