Flying Training Syllabus PL-M

Flying training syllabus for issue of Pilot’s License (Microlight)

A pilot trainee shall receive dual instructions in microlights, from an authorised flight Instructor/ examiner. The pilot trainee shall be provided operational experience, atleast in the following areas to the level of performance required for the pilot license microlight: 

  • a) pre-flight operations, including mass and balance determination, microlight inspection and servicing; 
  • b) aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, collision avoidance precautions and procedures; 
  • c) control of the microlight by external visual reference; 
  • d) flight at critically slow airspeeds; spin avoidance; recognition of, and recovery from, incipient and full stalls; 
  • e) flight at critically high airspeeds; recognition of, and recovery from, spiral dives; 
  • f) normal and cross-wind take-offs and landings; 
  • g) maximum performance (short field and obstacle clearance) take-offs; short-field landings; 
  • h) flight by reference solely to instruments, including the completion of a level 180 degree turn; 
  • i) cross-country flying using visual reference, dead-reckoning and, where available, radio navigation aids; 
  • j) emergency operations as prescribed in flight manual and which shall include simulated microlight equipment malfunctions; and 
  • k) operations to, from and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with air traffic services procedures, radio-telephony procedures and phraseology. 

If the privileges of the licence are to be exercised at night as well, the applicant shall receive dual instructions in microlights in night flying, including take-offs, landings and navigation. 

Flying Hours Requirement:
At least 40 hours of Flight time including
- at least 15 hours of solo flight time
- at least 5 hours of solo cross country flight time including a flight over a distance of not less than 50 nautical from the aerodrome of departure and at least one full stop landing at a suitable aerodrome or landing ground other than the aerodrome of departure.