The microlight aviation industry has exploded since the dawning of the new millenniumn and remains the fastest growing sector in the light aviation industry. Modern technology offers microlight pilots simplistic and affordable access to a broad spectrum of opportunities which continues to grow everyday. Whether you want to travel the length of the country in comfort and luxury at speeds in excess of 250km/h, seek the thrills and adrenilin of aerobatics or enjoy the wind in your face operating from a 150m runway on your own farm, a combination of both, or anything in between there is something for you.
Microlights now offer the same levels of comfort, performance and safety as traditional light aeroplanes such as Cessnas and Pipers. New Zealand's microlight community is blessed with regulation that promotes and upholds safety while being easy and very affordable to comply with. With advances in technology and regulation in the past decade, microlights are now as reliable as any other light aircraft; and our pilots much more rigourously trained. Microlights offer the same experience of the freedom and joy of flight while being far more accessible and affordable. People from all walks of life find learning to fly microlights easier than they ever dreamed.
Microlights in action
All the aircraft below are microlights - as you will appreciate we certainly have come a long way from exotic home-made contraptions powered by lawnmower engines, that seemingly defied all laws of gravity and physics of flight. Microlights include Gyrocopters, Microlight Helicopters, Powered Parachutes and of course Microlight Aeroplanes.