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Joint Owned Amateur Built Microlights

Joint Owned Amateur Built Microlights

On Friday 27 November the Civil Aviation Authority issued an exemption to existing regulations that allows joint owners of amateur built aircraft operating on a Permit to Fly to pay for ab initio flight training in their own aircraft. Previously the regulations effectively only allowed sole owners of these aircraft to pay for instruction for the grant of a licence. The exemption will last until the Air Navigation Order is updated to reflect the change in the autumn of 2016.

Geoff Weighell, BMAA CEO, said: “The BMAA has worked closely with the CAA to develop this change to old regulation that just doesn’t fit in with the current approach to regulation, which recognises that pilots can think for themselves and don’t need unnecessary rules to protect them. This particular change will encourage new pilots as the result of reduced costs and increased interest and satisfaction in their build project. This in turn will bring a boost to the training schools and aircraft suppliers. This is a winning result for microlighting, and the BMAA is proud to have been the driving force behind the change which we believe makes taking up microlight flying an even more attractive option than ever.”

Geoff Weighell

BMAA CEO


Link to ORS4 No.1143 on CAA website

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