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A fully CAA certified instructor with over 17 years instructing experience. Ken has also 40 years of flying under his belt, so you know you're in safe hands!

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Northern Ireland Microlights, 30 Comber Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4QP
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Latest News

Cool FM's Radio Presenter Paulo Ross fly's the Thruster

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Cool FM Radio Presenter Paulo Ross is on the air every day between 7am and 10am but today he was in the air in a Microlight between 12am and 2pm flying over the Mourne Mountains. (we didn’t let him use the Thruster FM radio).

Gavin Crossan passes GST.

Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Gavin Crossan thought he could complete his solo hour requirement on Saturday 24th March so that he would be ready to take his GST next week. However he flew the 3 hours of solo with no problems and the weather was excellent so he elected to do his GST straight away. Happily he passed easily. One can assume that having flown over 4 hours today Gavin will want a relaxed celebration tonight when he can contemplate trips in the lovely little Thruster T300 he has hidden away at a private strip near Moy. Congratulations Gavin.

Edwin Calvin completes his First Solo flight

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Castlerock sheep farmer Edwin Calvin completed his First Solo flight today (9/3/2018) in Thruster G CGFZ after several faultless circuits with the instructor. There was no sign of wooly thinking in the circuit and the touch down was as gentle as a lamb if ewe know what I mean. Congratulations Edwin welcome to the flock.

Roy Clarkson passes GST.

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Congratulations are due to 72 year old retired Senior Lecturer Roy Clarkson who passed his GST on 9/3/2018. Roy celebrated by immediately buying a share in the Thruster Microlight group based at Newtownards and joining the British Microlight Aircraft Association so that he can take to the skies himself as soon as his license arrives from the CAA.


Hi Ken,

I hope you’re keeping well!

Just wanted to let you know you can add one more to the list of Fast Jet pilots you have trained! Out of 19 students being streamed after elementary flying training, 6 of us were selected for fast jet! I definitely wouldn’t have been in that top 6 without the training you gave me back home, so many thanks once again! Still plenty of work ahead but glad it’s going in the direction I wanted!

I don’t start my next stage of training until the summer so going to put my NPPL to good use with the RAF Microlight Association in the meantime!



Ross Spence

The trial lesson was great fun, flew the entire time, thanks Ken.

Mark Smith