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Flying links

British Microlight Aircraft Association – these are the people who govern our sport

National Private Pilot’s Licence – full information about the licence and medical requirements

Flights with Rosie – if Essex is too far north for you, try flying with Rosie

Foot Flight Paramotors– flexible flying; store your aircraft in the back of your car!

British Women Pilots’ Association – “a woman’s place is in the cockpit!”

The Bumble-bee Flying Club – about our private flying


How Green is your Airfield? – environmental information about airstrips

See how it flies – one of the best explanations on the web of the theory of flight

History of the Thruster – an illustrated history of the marque

A complete history of Microlights – thanks to the British Microlight Aircraft Association


Microlight discussions – selected threads on the BMAA ‘Microlights’ group; questions anecdotes and debate.

The Microlight Forum – an independent forum for microlight pilots to discuss what they want (mostly about flying)

Building and flying a microlight kit – a friend of ours publishes a blog about  his new aeroplane. Read all about it here.



If you are wondering what microlight pilots do when they go flying, then read some of the articles [here] and [here],

and [here] is a complete history of our sport.


Civil Aviation Safety links

VFR Flight Guide –the ‘Highway Code’ of flying

Safety Sense leaflets – good advice on how to avoid those scary moments

GASIL – lessons to be learnt from other people’s scary moments


Weather links

Met Office Rainfall Radar – see where it’s been raining for the last few hours

The latest satellite photograph – see all those clouds from above

The latest flying weather – weather reports giving cloud & wind details

Epping weather – the web site of a private weather station near North Weald

Aviation Weather – the official source: the Met Office Aviation Briefing Service

Get Met – Full details of aviation weather services from the Met Office


Flight simulation links

X-Plane – the heart of our simulator

Horizon Simulation – who provided the scenery map

Link Miles DC10 Simulator – the second one Joan worked on professionally; now in a museum

Computer Museum – retiring old computers once used for simulators


Our Charities of Choice

Childhood First – caring for children in the UK with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties

Sight Savers – restoring sight to adults and children in the world's poorest countries


Other useful links

Powersnipe eBay Auction Sniper – Tired of babysitting eBay auctions? Hire a sniper! (referral id = 60877)

Worried? Scared? – scared of heights? Fear of flying? or just nerves before your GST? You can change that…

or for extra help, try here perhaps.

Web Archive – has that useful web page disappeared?  It may still be on the Wayback Machine.

Eg. Try searching for  http://www,



About the law and other advice – need help and advice?

General sport links – try out other sports


Important note: Saxon Microlights can take no responsibility for the content of external sites to which we provide links.

We only make links to sites which we found good when we last visited them,

but we cannot guarantee that changes will not be made afterwards.