What are microlights?
In some European countries, ‘’microlight’’ is synonymous with:
- ULM Ultra Léger Motorisé
- UL Ultraleichtflugzeugen
Since 2018 Microlight are defined in the EASA BASIC 2018/1139 Regulation as Annexe 1(e) aircrafts (up to 472.5kg (Gyros up to 600 kg) or acc art 2 para 8 (OPTOUT600) up to 600 kg for aeroplanes helicopters and gliders up to 600 kg. All that under national rules from EASA States.
Different classes of microlight are authorized depending on national provisions:
- 3 axis
- Airships Ballons
In Switzerland authorized are now:
- Multiaxis (ecolight)
- Trike with electrical engine
- Motorparagliding electrical only