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

Andrew McConnell fly's his First Solo

Sun, Oct 28, 2018

18 year old dairy farmer Andrew McConnell from Glenherry completed his first solo flight in Thruster G CGFZ on 28th October after only 10 hours instruction. Andrew is already plotting to evict Daisy and her mates from the lower pastures to make way for a landing strip of his own. Congratulations Andrew you can now indulge in some Moo-ted celebrations.

Bobby Moore gains his Pilot's License

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

You don’t need to be a Psychoanalyst to see from the Photo that Bobby Moore is proud of his achievement of passing his GST on 18th October 2018. Completing his Solo Navigation Exercise on the same day just enhanced the feel good factor. A new certificate from the BMAA will soon adorn his study wall (just next to his Professional Psychoanalyst Qualification Certificate.) Bobby has already bought a beautiful Icarus C42. We hope you enjoy it as much as the Thruster. Congratulations Bobby.

Edwin Calvin wins his Pilot's License

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

For Edwin Calvin it was a close run contest between finishing his private Airstrip on his farm and finishing his Flying Course for his Pilot’s License. Passing his GST on 15th September in G CGFZ at Ards Airport resolved that issue, but Edwin now needs to work full time on his JCB to get the strip ready for the arrival of his nice new National Private Pilots License.

Congratulations Edwin you will be amazed at how many new pilot friends that a Pilot with his own Airstrip acquires.

Not all Introductory flights are for the same reason.

Sat, Aug 25, 2018

People book their first Introductory fights for a number of reasons varying from wanting to learn to fly to just having a bit of fun. When this guy turned up today I placed him firmly in the ‘Bit of fun’ category


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