VoliAmo Flying School
East Sussex Microlight

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About Us

We fly out of a private Airfield near Heathfield East Sussex

Student welcome to start at any time, open seven Days a Week,

Full Time UK CAA Flight Instructor with Ground & Flight examiner authority.

Our Present fleet;
Pipistrel Alpha trainer 
Ikarus C42 FB 100

Flight Instructor 

Domenico Gianfranco Cioffi,

I become Glider Pilot in 1985 flying in Bergamo Alps Italy, starting to fly microlight aircraft in the 1989, become a Microlight flying instructor in the UK in 1996 and worked as an instructor since, accumulated thousands of instructional flying hours, Flown every type of microlight aircraft and as still passionate about flying as when I did my first flight.

If you learn to fly with us you will be able to fly any 3-Axis Microlight (May need a few hours type conversion for different aircraft to get used to there characteristics) 

Microlight Definition:
A microlight aeroplane is one designed to carry not more than two persons which has a Maximum Total Weight Authorised (MTWA) not exceeding:
• 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

A microlight must also have a stalling speed at the maximum weight authorised not exceeding 35 knots calibrated speed.

All UK registered aeroplanes falling within these parameters are Microlight aeroplanes.

This year 2021 , The Definition of a microlight will soon be changing to:
 Max 600kg take-of weight with a stall speed not exceeding 45 knots and can carry not more than two persons.