the 3 axis microlight
the ultralight revolution
how microlights fly
how to fly a 3 axis microlight
the flexwing microlight
how to fly a flexwing
flying microlights in winter
how to read an air map
getting a microlight licence
the 3 axis
Being shown around a
microlight for the first time can be a bit daunting. This section
will help familiarise you with the key elements in advance.
The drawing below is of a typical 3 axis microlight such as a Thruster. High wing
aircraft give a wonderful view of the ground. The downside is that the upper wing surface is
hard to clean. In addition, the wing height of many types is just right
to tear off your scalp unless you are a lot shorter than the average bear.
Care must be taken when turning in flight as the wing obscures your
vision in the direction you are turning.
Just mouse over the grey spots
to find the names of all the parts
aircraft are easy to fuel, your vision is not obscured when turning,
but they are harder to get into. If you fly a fabric covered aircraft,
there is always the anxiety that a passenger, or indeed yourself, will
put a foot through the wing! The underside of the wing and main gear is
a wet and unpleasant task to clean.
a Eurostar microlight- a popular 2 seat aircraft with flying clubs