Microlighting

Includes: microlighting, ultralighting Outdoors, In the air

Activity time:
Full day

Age:
14+

Cost:
High
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High altitude fun

Travel miles across the sky in a compact aeroplane - at over 1,000ft! It's a fantastic thrill for older girls.

Overview

Microlighting is the piloting of lightweight, slow-flying aircraft called microlights or ultralights. Microlights have only two seats and weigh around 265kg.

To take your girls microlighting, you will need to find a British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) approved site.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Girlguiding insurance does not cover members to undertake aviation activities. You will need to check that the activity provider has adequate insurance cover. Please contact Girlguiding insurers AON for more details.

Check the safety regulations below for more guidance on microlighting.

Instructors must hold a current qualification from the British Microlight Aircraft Association.

A microlighting instructor must have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and be able to provide the certificate number and date of issue.

The pilot should brief participants on:

  • the use of safety and other equipment
  • procedures
  • the purpose of the flight
  • sensations likely to be experienced when flying.

Microlighting must be undertaken using the standards and controls laid down by the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) and must take place at a BMAA-approved site.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

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2 adults needed