600 Kg

The 600 Kg microlight has arrived!

On 19 August 2021 changes to the Air Navigation Order revised the definition of a microlight. The new microlight definition increases the maximum allowable take off mass from 450/472.5kg to 600kg. The maximum stall speed has also been raised from 35 to 45kts.

The new definition will be a major game changer at the lighter end of aviation. No longer will it be necessary to choose between fuel or a passenger. The higher stall speed allows a higher wing loading, higher operating speeds and a smoother ride.

600 Kg will see the introduction of some very high performance aircraft with very high level equipment, avionics and comfort.

Can something that looks as good as this really be a microlight?