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    The 3 seater can fly

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    Egads!, I bet that turned em off flying for life.


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    "Ees at it again M'lud"

    3 seater Microlight....?


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    300 kg for a single seat landplane.
    390 kg for an amateur built single seat landplane for which a UK Permit to Fly or Certificate of Airworthiness was in force prior to 1 January 2003
    450 kg for a two seat landplane
    330 kg for a single seat amphibian or floatplane
    495 kg for a two seat amphibian or floatplane
    315kg for a single seat landplane equipped with an airframe mounted total recovery parachute system
    472.5kg for a two-seat landplane equipped with an airframe mounted total recovery parachute system
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    Goldrush,

    Thank you for your detailed explanation of the microlight definition in the UK. However, the three seater shown in the original post above was obviously not in the UK. Also, the pictures of the Tanarg in a later post above were not taken in the UK either, so those planes may be considered to be microlights, or perhaps ultralights in their own countries, even if not in this country. The definition of a microlight is obviously different in each country they fly in, so I don't think we can say for definite that they aren't microlights just because they have three seats not two. Who knows, perhaps they think trike means three seats, not three wheels


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    Looks a bit cosy!!!!
    Noticed the guy landing on the beach was wearing ear defenders, I take it that was the mother in law behind!!!!!


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    when 3 seats and 3 wheels just won't do!
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    please tell me that's a fair ground ride!!!!!!


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    Its the Jetsons on a budget ;+)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    ... The definition of a microlight is obviously different in each country they fly in, so I don't think we can say for definite that they aren't microlights just because they have three seats not two. Who knows, perhaps they think trike means three seats, not three wheels
    I think you'll recall, Bob, when the UK definition of microlight was changed to match the FAI definition - currently section 1.3 of this document for anybody who can be bothered to check. I don't think EASA and ICAO have a definition for microlights, so the FAI definition is the nearest thing to an international standard... and it say no more than two seats.

    Not that that prevents any country allowing flexwings to carry more than two under their local airworthiness code, they just wouldn't comply with the only international standard definition of a microlight.

    I think.


    Back to just bimbling


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    I've just watched that video above, and was amazed that he cut the power on landing, great idea if you are landing on a beach.
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