There are two Microlight aircraft types Fixed-wing and Flex-wing pricing ranges from as little as £3,000 up to as much as £200,000 both can be flown on the NPPL Licence.
Flex-Wing – Weight Shift Controlled Microlights
With a wing structure based on the hang glider design they have a tricycle undercarriage with seats, engine and propeller suspended below the wing. There is a braced triangular control bar that the pilot uses to pivot the wing around the ‘hang point’ assembly thereby achieving control in roll and pitch.
Fixed Wing – Three Axis Controlled Microlights
These aircraft look much more like conventional aeroplanes with fixed wings, tailplane and fin. In some cases, they have a fully enclosed cockpit. They are controlled in all three axes (roll, pitch & yaw) using ailerons, elevator and rudder.
The Thruster T600N Sprint is an excellent fixed-wing microlight for not only training but for good visibilty of the skies and ground due to it's large, clear screen and doors. Thruster T600N Sprint is a British ultra-light multi-purpose aircraft, developed in 1996, the aircraft manufacturer «Thruster Air Services». British aircraft manufacturers in the early 90-ies have tried not only to create an inexpensive and versatile aircraft, but in fact, provide the private owners of high-quality aircraft, the ability to effectively navigate on small distances. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit accessed via doors, fixed tricycle landing gear or conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminium tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in treated Dacron sailcloth and a fibreglass cockpit fairing. Fittings and mounts are 316 stainless steel and 4130 steel. Its 9.60 m (31.5 ft) span wing has an area of 15.70 m2 (169.0 sq ft) and flaps. The engine is mounted on the keel tube, above the cockpit. Standard engines available are the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke and the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200 four-stroke powerplant.
The first flight of the aircraft Thruster T600 Sprint took place in the middle of 90-ies of the last century, at the same time the aircraft began to enjoy great popularity, which in turn It allows for the production of this model and today. Subsequently, in the year 1998, the aircraft model Thruster T600 Sprint has been given a more aesthetic appearance, which allowed aircraft to gain more and more popularity, and made it in fact a full-fledged ultra-light aircraft. The Thruster T600 Sprint is in the configuration that secured a higher lifting weight than the other configurations of aircraft, which was very important for the aircraft with low weight and low-power engine. The aircraft in its standard layout comes with two types of chassis - conventional, landing on a hard surface, and float for take-off and landing on water surfaces that inherently allows quite successfully operate the aircraft, including those in remote areas.
For those who have dreamed of a flight in a flex-wing microlight, this is the perfect microlight to enjoy the amazing experience with an Introductory Flight.
After a safety briefing, slip on some flight gear before taking a seat in the aircraft. An experienced pilot will then prepare for take-off before navigating the skies in this brilliant aircraft. Delight in the exhilarating rush of flying in an open cockpit and soak up the incredible bird’s-eye views whilst soaring through the sky.
This adrenaline-packed flight is full of fun and adventure, be swept away with this flying experience, which is a dream come true for enthusiasts and the ideal thrill for those keen to sit back and enjoy a memorable flight in the skies.
The Pegasus Quantum embodies all the core values for a Flexwing microlight aircraft. Design innovation, engineering excellence, superb build quality, a definite sense of style, unequalled comfort and most important of all - peerless flying characteristics. It is an aircraft that proves the old aviation saying 'If it looks right, it probably is right'.
Not only has the Quantum met or exceeded all the requirements of CAA BCAR Section S, the toughest microlight certification programme in the world, but also the Q2 wing sailed through the German DULV pitch test. The secondary safety features include 3-point belts in the front, 4-point in the rear, twin rear brakes with a parking brake system which makes start-up safer. The 600+ Quantums have been flight tested in some of the most extreme conditions around the world and have returned an outstanding safety record – a comforting thought when you take to the air. The Quantum features a unique gas strut, which lifts the wing for you during the rigging process, saving your back. The composite seat with integral pilot back-rest still leads the way in comfort, which means you can enjoy your Quantum for longer.
The adjustable pedals and optional modular cushion system mean everyone from the shortest to the tallest can be comfortable in flight.