Sports Light Aircraft School

At Airways Airsports flying school we offer air experience flights or you can do a flexwing microlight course or fixed wing flying lessons on a sports light aircraft. A microlight is a small, light aircraft whose maximum take-off weight is under 450 kg.

A sports light aircraft (also known as a three axis) resembles a conventional light aeroplane in both looks and control systems. They are not as weather restricted as flexwing microlights and have a closed cockpit (and the luxury of a cabin heater!).

All our microlight and flying instructors are flying enthusiasts and you will really enjoy your experience of flying at Airways Airsports, whether you come for a microlight lesson, flying experience or a full microlight course.

If you want to buy something special for a birthday or other celebration, why not treat them to a microlight experience, or flight in a sports light aircraft?  You can choose from a range of options among our Gift Vouchers.

Who Can Fly?

Almost everyone! Maximum pilot weight is 90 Kg and the minimum age to start is 14. Solo flights can be made from age 16, and a licence can be held from 17.  There is no maximum age – one of our students acheived his microlight licence on his 80th birthday!

People with a range of disabilities have flown with us at our school – if you want to fly, we will do our best to make it happen. Just give us a ring to discuss your individual needs and our courses.

The Ikarus C42 you'll fly in