Brian Patton is "LICENSED TO FLY"
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Brian Patton isn’t 84 until next month but he has just given himself an early birthday present of a National Private Pilots License when he passed his GFT on 26th June 2017. He is now thinking about which Microlight Group to join at Newtowards so he can take his mates up for a flight in his own Microlight .

Kimmo obtains his Flying License in under 6 weeks.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Kimmo started his first ever flying lesson on the 15th of May and walked away with his NPPL Microlight license on the 21st of June. That is less than 6 weeks . He now intends to add an NPPL Group A rating to his license and given his current rate of progress that will take until at least next Tuesday. He brings a whole new meaning to the saying “ Time Flys “

Student Pilots form a New Group at Newtownards
Sun, May 28, 2017

Mark , Declan, Garry and Richard are all learning to fly at Northern Ireland Microlights and these four are thinking well ahead to when the get their own Flying Licenses . So , they grouped together to buy their own Microlight which is pictured next to the rather chuffed looking owners. The aircraft is a Jabiru 450 and is in super condition . No doubt airfields throughout the UK and Ireland will be seeing alot of this Microlight and its owners in the months and years to come.

Kimmo goes solo.
Tue, May 23, 2017

The happy looking Pilot in the cockpit of G CGFZ has just completed his first Solo Flight after and incredible 6hours 20 minutes training. Kimmo ( apparently a Finnish name) has hundreds of hours logged on a Flight Simulator but had never flown the real thing until two weeks ago. He was not detered by the fact the the Thruster did not appear to have an abort/reset button on the control panel and completed his first solo on 23/5/2017.

Richard Dalzell's First Solo Flight.
Sun, May 7, 2017

The wind couldn’t make up its mind what direction to come from today but Richard Dalzell had made his mind up that he would overcome adversity to fly his first Solo . The Instructor agreed that Richard had mastered the conditions so the long awaited event took place on 7/ May /2017 In the event Richard’s First Solo was flawless . Congratulations Richard the landing was excellent .

First Solo achieved by Declan McGill
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Computer guru Declan McGill decides that manually controlling an aircraft is more fun than fly by wire simulators and takes to the sky for his First Solo on 23/April/2017. The landing was excellent. Well done Declan.

Gary Moore flys First Solo
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

It is slightly different from his normal Builders Van but Gary Moore now has another option for delivery of his building materials because he has just flown his first solo flight in Thruster G CGFZ. . A great achievement with only 10 hours tuition.

John Brady is now "Licensed to Fly"
Fri, Apr 7, 2017

John Brady joined an exclusive club on 6th April 2017 when he passed his GST in Thruster G CGFZ. As the holder of a National Private Pilots License he will soon be flying his friends and relatives from his own private airfield near Dungannon in his own Red Thruster. Does life get any better than this? Congratulations John .

Ben Ringland Passes GST
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Ben Ringland passed his General Skills Test today (30th March 2017) in the school Thruster. The weather relented just long enough to do the test and the cloud stayed out of the way , so a happy Ben took full advantage and is pictured here looking quite pleased with himself next to the Thruster.

At last the weather relents to allow Phelim Brady to complete his first Solo Flight
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The weather made Phelim Brady wait to finally achieve his First Solo Flight but eventually on 25th March the sun came out and the wind died down long enought for his First Solo. Phelim has already purchased a very nice Red Thruster along with his brother John and the pair will be flying away in it from a field behind their house by early summer.  Well done to the Brady Bunch

Solo achieved in a record sub seven hours by Mark Smith
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Very few students achieve their first solo flight with less than 10 hours Instruction and it is almost unheard of to do it in less than seven hours. So Mark Smith is a bit special because he went solo in 6 hours 50 minutes. A future Airline Pilot ???

Ross Spence converts from Thruster to Tornado Jet
Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Ross Spence learnt to fly at Newtownards on the School Thruster Microlight and in 2015 gained his National Private Pilot’s License (Microlight) . He subsequently applied to join the RAF and was accepted for Officer training . Today (5/2/2017) we heard that from an intake of 19 only six Officers have been accepted to train on Fast Jets and Ross is one of them. We are proud of Ross’s achievement and hope that the other trainees in his squadron are able to keep up with a pilot that learned to fly on a Thruster.

Bill Harvey is understandably chuffed with his First Solo Flight
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

On 18th December 2017 Bill Harvey added a further achievement to his already long list of adventurous activities when he took to sky on his own for the first time in Thruster G CGFZ . The flight only lasted 20 minutes but the grin was still on his face 2 days later.