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In South Africa, micro-lighting is a visceral experience. The thought of being up above the ever-changing landscape can be scary but great at the same time. The wind in your hair and the land far beneath your feet. You can also learn how to become a microlight pilot while enjoying the benefits of the incredibly liberating sport.

During the late 1970s and the early 1980s, mostly stimulated by the hang of gliding movement, many people sought affordable powered flight. The results of aviation authorities set up the definitions of lightweight and slow-flying aeroplanes that could be subjected to a minimum regulation. The resulting aeroplanes are commonly called “ultralight aircraft” or “microlights. The weight and the speed limits differ from country to country. In Europe the sporting (FAI) is has limited the maximum take-off weight to 450 kg and 472,5 kg.

In some affluent countries, microlights or ultralight aircraft accounts to a significant percentage of the global civilian-owned aircraft. It is unknown the proportion of the total fleet that they make up, but in countries where there is no specific extra regulation, ultralights are considered regular aircraft and they subject to certification requirements for both aircraft and pilot.

Micro-lighting is an exciting adventurous way of discovering South Africa`s beauty. Whether you choose to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the mountainous regions of the Province that you would love to explore and view each and every landscape. The weight-shift of an aircraft is able to carry two people and fuel up to 4 hours in the air. A pilot and a passenger sit in tandem like a motorbike and they are likened to a 3D motor biking. The 3-Axis types usually have side by side seating arrangements which are like a normal cockpit of a small aircraft.

 

Timbavati Safari Lodge

Timbavati Safari Lodge has micro-lighting as one of their famous activities and they have professionals to assist you with the procedure of micro-lighting.

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