What is an SSDR aircraft?
Definition of a SSDR is a single seat aircraft with a stall speed of less than 35 knots and a M TOW of 300kgs in the UK, 115 and 120kg empty weight in other countries. The KUB is a tail dragger configuration SSDR aircraft perfectly at home on a farm strip or tarmac runway.
Do you need a Licence to fly SSDR?
The pilot of a single-seat Microlight must have an appropriate pilot’s licence. The pilot licence requirements for single-seat Microlights are essentially the same as for two-seat Microlights. 3.3. Insurance A single-seat Microlight must have the legal-minimum, third-party insurance.
What is a 3 axis Microlight?
The multi-axis Microlight is an ultralight where you will sit comfortably next to the instructor, protected from the wind. It is supported by a fixed wing.
What is a sub 70 microlight?
Sub 70Kg Microlights. Strictly speaking these aircraft are termed Self-Propelled Hang Gliders (SPHG)! In April 2017 the CAA issued an exemption allowing Self-Propelled Hang Gliders to be fitted with wheels. Prior to this point all take-offs had to be by foot, hence footlaunched aircraft.
How high can a microlight fly?
Microlights are not permitted to fly higher than 10,000 feet without the use of oxygen. However, most air experience flights and lessons are conducted at 1,500 – 3,000 feet, depending on weather conditions.
How far can you fly in an ultralight?
With a fuel tank limited to 5 gallons, it can travel no more than 180 miles without refueling. This is a plane for a solo pilot, for flights at dusk, an after-work spin on a calm day, or even a hop to Block Island. The FAA does not allow passengers.
Can you do aerobatics in a microlight?
Fixed-wing Microlights are still aircraft in the traditional sense. Almost all of them have enclosed cabins, a stick and very typical basic aircraft instruments which are the same across all aircraft. They’re strong, sturdy with incredibly reliable engines and some can even give you the extra thrill of aerobatics too.
Can a microlight Glide?
Ultralights can too glide, they are literally built out of gliders. They will glide, especially since, at least from when I last checked, the average ultralight glide ratio is something like 8:1 which isnt actually all that bad.
How much do microlights weigh?
472.5 kg for a two-seat landplane equipped with an airframe mounted total recovery parachute system. 495 kg for a two seat amphibian or floatplane.
Can microlights fly in rain?
Wind: Ideal conditions for microlighting are 5-10 knots, but will fly in up to 15 knots depending on other factors such as turbulence and thermic activity. Wind direction also affects safe take off and landing. Rain: It isn’t necessarily dangerous to fly in light rain – but it isn’t very pleasant!
What fuel do microlights use?
Fuel: Most microlights use Mogas (ordinary motor fuel). As a very rough guide, you could expect a two stroke engine to burn between 13-15 litres per hour, while a four stroke might burn around 12 litres per hour. Oil costs vary depending on type, but the cost of oil and filter changes for four strokes is negligible.