Periodic Microlight Weight Checks To Be Scrapped
Periodic Microlight Weight Checks To Be Scrapped

The CAA has confirmed that the requirement for microlights to be re-weighed every five years is to be removed. The decision follows a joint proposal from the Light Aircraft Association and the British Microlight Aircraft Association.


The CAA has recently sought confirmation from existing microlight manufacturers that they are meeting the requirement to weigh all microlights at the point of initial production and, in withdrawing the requirement, the CAA will work with the LAA and BMAA to agree the alternative policy for re-weighing microlight aeroplanes, including a solution to the issue of microlights that may currently exceed the maximum empty weight limit

 

PLEASE NOTE: This change in regulation has not yet been finalised. Until a formal announcement has been made concerning the alternative policy, the current re-weighing regime remains in place.


This announcement is the latest proposed policy change instigated by the CAA’s GA Unit. The Unit is dedicated to effective regulation that supports and encourages a dynamic GA sector. It contributes to the Government’s aspiration for the general aviation sector to enjoy a safety regulation system that imposes the minimum necessary burden and empowers individuals to make responsible decisions to secure acceptable safety outcomes, with a long term goal of making the UK the best country in the world for general aviation.