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

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.

Liam Boyle passes GST

Sat, Dec 2, 2017

Liam Boyle took a little time trying out different types of aircraft before finally deciding that Microlights were his favourite. Having experience in other types certainly helped Liam when it got to the time to do his final flight test and he passed his GST with flying colours on 2nd December 2017. Liam has planned ahead and has already bought a share in a Microlight based at the Ulster Flying Club . Congratulations Liam on passing your GST , you have chosen a great hobby , a nice aircraft and a club with excellent facilities.

Clement Buchanan passes GST

Fri, Dec 1, 2017

Clement Buchanan started learning to fly in the last week of August and has made rapid progress through the course. On 1st December 2017 the conditions weren’t perfect with a cold cross wind and rain showers but it was good enough for Clement to impress the Flight Test Examiner with his flying skill and safe handling of Thruster G EVEY.
Clement now has the choice of acquiring a share in one of the group Microlight aircraft at The Ulster Flying Club or moving on to add heavier 4 seat Group A aircraft to his National Private Pilots License. Congratulations Clement .


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