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The British Microlight Aircraft Association looks after the interests of microlight pilots and enthusiasts in the UK. It is an organisation approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Its aims are to further the sport of microlight aviation, keep flying costs down to a minimum for its members and to represent them in national and international matters relating to our sport.

In May 2016, Cheshire Life visited a sunny Arclid International to discover what the whole Microlighting thing was about. Read all about it here!

To commemorate John Bradbury's retirement as Club Chairman in 2015, Sharon Cox pulled together a collection of stories, anecdotes and photos gathered from the club's inception in 1989 right up to 2015. You can view the book online, or purchase a physical copy here

A listening squawk enables an air traffic controller to alert a pilot if their aircraft looks likely to infringe.

Check which listening squawks and frequencies you will need before you take your next flight here.

A listening squawk enables an air traffic controller to alert a pilot if their aircraft looks likely to infringe.

Check which listening squawks and frequencies you will need before you take your next flight here.

More VHF channels are needed to increase aviation radio capacity. This will be achieved by moving to 8.33 kHz channels which will create significantly greater availability for the future across Europe.

From 1 January 2018 if you need to communicate on an 8.33 kHz channel you will need to use an 8.33 kHz capable radio. Click here to download the latest AIP supplement data list.