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

Tom McCrea passes General Skills test
Fri, Aug 3, 2018

It wasn’t a perfect day for flying on 3rd August 2018 but a bit of rain and the occasional sneaky low cloud didn’t deter Tom McCrea from completing his Flying Course and passing his final General Skills Test. Tom has planned ahead and last week bought a share in a beautiful Jabiru 450, so all he has to do is wait for his license to arrive from the CAA and then enjoy the rest of the summer playing with those sneaky clouds again. Congratulations Tom.

Tom McCrea's First Solo in a Microlight
Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Tom McCrea is an Economic Migrant fleeing Cessnania for a better life in Microlighterland after hearing that he could learn to fly at half the price in Microlighterland, and that it is more fun there as well. Tom was quickly welcomed in his new home and granted asylum. He has already proved that he will be a net contributor to his new homeland after flying his first solo in G CGFZ on 6th July 2018 after only a two hour conversion. Microlighterland continues to offer sanctuary to Cessnanians on a humanitarian basis and is proud of its record of alleviating the suffering of less fortunate Aviators. Congratulations Tom

Football Legend Fly's First Solo
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Bobby Moore last tasted success when he captained England in the 1966 World Cup. A mere 52 years later on (24/6/18) Bobby triumphed again by completing his First Solo flight in Microlight G CGFZ. The video referee indicated that the landing was good and that Bobby has scored. Congratulations Bobby. ( it was the same Bobby Moore. Honestly!)

Bobby Booth completes his First Solo Flight
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Bobby Booth is an Aircraft Refueler at Dublin Airport and normally tops up 747s with up to 85,000 litres of JetA1 fuel. Today (22/6/18) he used 6 litres of BP unleaded petrol completing his own First Solo flight in Thruster G CGFZ. Congratulations Bobby on your First flight as pilot in command and for saving the planet by using 84,994 litres of fuel less than normal.

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.

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 .

Bill Harvey passes GST
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Adrenalin junkie Bill Harvey took time off on 13/11/17 from his Sky Diving , Motor bikes and Scuba Diving to complete his General Skills Test on Microlight Aircraft . So when his license arrives from the CAA in a week or so he can go flying in the Thruster that he has just bought a share in at Newtowards. ( Provided he can find the time between his other activities). Congratulations Bill