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Title: Less weight more fun
Authors: Gratton, GB
Keywords: Microlight;BMAA;Ultralight
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Royal Aeronautical Society
Citation: Aerospace International. Feb 2000, 30-32
Abstract: Microlight Aviation is still in its infancy, yet in the 20 years since enthusiasts around the world started fitting lawnmower engines to hang-gliders or small makeshift wings progress has been remarkable. Since then, microlight flying has become a mainstream activity in General Aviation; in the United Kingdom alone Microlights are now 21% of civil registrations, outnumbering either gliders or homebuilt light aircraft. The rapid expansion in microlight or ultralight aircraft worldwide has unfortunately not been matched by the development or commonality of regulations. Even the name is not common; the UK, New Zealand and Ireland refer to “Microlights”, France refers to “ULMs” (Ultra Leger Motorise), whilst many other countries have preferred the term “Ultralight”, including the USA and Australia.
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