British Microlight Aircraft Association

The British Microlight Aircraft Association looks after the interests of microlight pilots and enthusiasts in the UK. It is an organisation approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Its aims are to further the sport of microlight aviation, keep flying costs down to a minimum for its members and to represent them in national and international matters relating to our sport.

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First circumnavigation by microlight

The first circumnavigation by microlight was achieved by Brian Milton (UK) who flew around the world in a Pegasus Quantum 912 flexwing microlight, between 22 March and 21 July 1998. Brian started and ended his journey in Brooklands, Surrey, UK; flying via Western Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, North America and Greenland, and Iceland. Described as a hang glider with a motorcycle slung beneath it, the lack of a cockpit in Brian's craft made flying a challenge in extreme weather - such as when crossing the Syrian desert, or flying over the interior of Iceland. He flew at an altitude of around 610 m (2,000 ft) most of the way, but was forced as high as 3,660 m (12,000 ft) in places. Brian's average flying speed was 105 km/h (65 mph).