1. Slow speed allowing you to enjoy the view
2. short take off and landing. Usually microlight does not require long runways/ landing ground to take off and land
3. Rough field take off and landing. They can land on grass or ground, so you don't need a paved runway to operate them.
Due to less weight resulting in limited fuel capacity and lesser speed microlight usually not able to manage long distances. However, to learn flying a Microlight, you don't have to look for an approved institute. You need a microlight and an approved Microlight instructor to impart training.
There are primarily three aspects of training to seek license.
- Theory Exams
- Flying Training.
1. Documentation: Some documentation is required before writing exams as well as before commencing flying training. The major aspects of the documentation include:
2. Theory Exams: three theory exams need to be cleared. The same are
a. Composite : this primarily includes Air Regulation, Air Navigation and Aviation Meteorology
b. Technical General : this covers Aeroplane and Principles of flight
c. Technical Specific: focuses on the airplane you will be trained
3. Flying Training: As per regulation, minimum 40 hours of flying is required. However, practically it takes at least 45-50 hours of flying to complete the requirement. There are stages of flying training that are as below:
a. Pre-solo: This stage will be initiated with basics of flying and go up to your FIRST SOLO.
b. Solo : Once you start flying solo, you will be logging some hours with designated exercises.
c. Cross Country: In this stage you will fly to region away from your origination airport and will be exposed to flight planning and execution.
d. check ride: upon completion of all requirements, you have to undergo a flying test better known as check. Post check you will be a PL-M holder.