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What is a microlight?

A microlight is almost identical to any other type of aeroplane. In short, a microlight is restricted to two seats and must be able to fly at a slow speed. Most microlight have a maximum take off weight of 450kg which is around half the weight of a Fiat 500. This makes them very capable aircraft which are also very economical. All microlights are restricted to day time visual flight only.

There are two main common types of microlight. The type we operate is the 3-axis microlight which look and perform just like a conventional aeroplane.

For more information on microlights please visit the BMAA website.

Mainair operate a total of five 3-axis microlight aircraft including three Ikarus C42's and two EV-97 Eurostar's.

All of our aircraft are equipped with modern avionics including Mode S transponders and ADS-B in and out technology powered by Sky Echo 2 devices.

Eurostar landing
Eurostar interior and panel

The Eurostar is a low wing all metal microlight. With good all round visibility and excellent handling characteristics. With a cruise speed of 90 mph and a 65 litre fuel tank this is an ideal touring and training aircraft. Mainair operate two EV-97 Eurostar's.

  • Engine               Rotax 912 80HP

  • Cruise speed    90 mph

  • Max speed       146 mph

  • Fuel capacity    65 litres

  • Fuel burn          11 litres/hour

Ikarus C42 landing
Ikarus C42 interior and panel

The Ikarus C42 is a modern two seat microlight that is setting new standards in comfort and handling. 
The Ikarus C42 offers superior handling, easy access, a wide cockpit and state of the art instrumentation. Mainair operate three Ikarus C42's.

  • Engine               Rotax 912 80HP

  • Cruise speed    80 knots

  • Max speed       121 knots

  • Fuel capacity    65 litres

  • Fuel burn          13 litres/hour

Eurostar in Formation
Ikarus C42
Eurostar Formation
Ikarus C42 Landing
Eurostar Taxiing
Ikarus C42 Taking Off
Fylde Coast from a Eurostar
Ikarus C42 Taking Off
Eurostar Taking Off
Ikarus Duo
Eurostar Taking Off
Ikarus C42 Taking Off
Eurostar Taking Off
Eurostar Landing
Eurostar Formation
Eurostar Panel
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