Rosslyn Microflyers

Microlights are the largest single group of light sport aircraft in the world with more than 2000 registered in South Africa alone.

Grade

Pretty Wild

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Microlights are the largest single group of light sport aircraft in the world with more than 2000 registered in South Africa alone.  With the cost of recreational flying for Private Pilots on the rise more and more pilots are taking up Microlight training as this is one of the most affordable ways of soaring the skies. Weightshift Microlights in specific are very popular and often referred to as the “motorbikes of the skies”. These aircraft are readily available and fairly cheap to maintain compared to the bigger and faster Type Certified Aircraft required for PPL (Private Pilots License) training.

Rosslyn MicroFlyers with an excellent safety record offers initial training, conversions, re-validation flight tests in all categories for the National Pilots License and hire and fly opportunities to our former students. Chief Flight Instructor Marius Nel together with 3 highly experienced instructors following the RAASA prescribed syllabus are ready to take you on your first introductory flight. How to Become a Pilot:
Your NPL (National Pilot License) has 3 Categories
1. LSA (Light Sport Aircraft)
2. CCM ( Conventional Microlight)
3. WCM (Weightshift Control Microlight)

In order to obtain your (Weight Shift Controlled) Microlight pilot’s license, you require:
1. A minimum of 25 flying hours, divided into 10 hours dual and 15 solos. The majority of student pilots require several more hours, both dual and solo, to achieve the high level of safety and competency that Rosslyn Microflyers demands of its students.
2. 1 Dual Cross Country flight, no less than 90 minutes. (Containing at least 3 legs)
3. 1 Solo Cross Country flight, no less than 90 minutes. (Containing at least 3 legs)
4. Skills test not less than 60 min with Grade A or B instructor which includes;
Navigation skills test not less than 90 minutes which includes 1 full stop landing at a point other than a point of departure.
5. Radio course, and the relevant license.
6. Theory course (covering the eight aviation subjects & exams).
7. Class 4 medical certificate.
8. Flight books.
What you need to know:
Enrolling with Rosslyn MicroFlyers flight school to become a Pilot is easy, affordable and something you will never regret. Call us today to book an introductory flight with one of our instructors to experience the freedom of flight. We will guide you with excellent flight training to ensure you become a safe and responsible pilot. If you enroll as a flight student with us you need to become a Flying Club member for at least the duration of your training.
Licensing of microlight pilots
To legally fly a Microlight in South Africa, one must be 17 years and in possession of a valid NPL (National Pilots License) valid Medical and Restricted Radio license.
To obtain a license, the would-be pilot must enroll at a flight school which has been granted the necessary authority by CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and or RAASA (Recreational Aviation Acoisiation of South Africa) and receive their training from a licensed and approved flight instructor. Rosslyn MicroFlyers is such ATO (Aviation Training Organization) with registration number CAA/RAA 0228
The training requires a total of not less than 25 hours flying (10 hours thereof dual and 15 solo)and you need to pass all the exams by at least 75%
At the beginning of the training, the student must have a medical examination and we will apply at RAASA for a student license.
After the training and passing of all the relevant exams, the student must undergo final flight tests by an instructor other than the one who did the training he gets his National Pilots License from RAASA (valid for the type on which he/she has trained)
Licensing of microlight aircraft
The licensing of all Microlight Aircraft falls under the control of the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and administered by RAASA.
Microlight licensing and operation is governed by South African Civil Aviation Regulations Part 24. This sets out in detail all the rules and regulations.
To operate a Microlight aircraft legally, the owner must be in possession of a valid ATF (Authority to Fly) document, which is issued by RAASA.
RAASA will issue this document if the following conditions are met:
The owner must be a bonafide paid up member of MISASA (The Microlight Section of the Aero Club of South Africa) and have taken out the microlight third party insurance.
The aircraft must be a CAA/RAASA approved type.
The aircraft must have had a certified “Annual Inspection” by an Approved Person, and the owner must have the signed inspection certificate.
The aircraft must be registered by CAA and have a registration number issued and clearly displayed on the aircraft ( ZU- number).
If all conditions are met RAASA will issue the ATF (Authority to fly) which must be renewed annually.
Operation microlight aircraft
All rules and regulations concerning the operation of Microlight Aircraft are set out in Part94 of the regulations which are controlled by CAA and overseen by RAASA.
Mainly, both the pilot and the aircraft must be legal – the pilot must have a valid NPL (National Pilots License) and be a paid-up member of MISASA, and have valid third party insurance.
The aircraft must have a valid ATF (Authority to Fly) from CAA or RAASA.
A microlight may not fly over a built-up area (the yellow areas on the aeronautical charts).
A microlight must not fly lower than 500 ft vertically over or 2000 ft horizontally from any person, animal or dwelling.
A microlight may not enter controlled airspace unless equipped with VHF radio, compass, and altimeter, and then only with permission from ATC (Air Traffic Control)
A microlight may not fly at night (defined as 15 after sunset to 15 minutes before sunrise).
A microlight may not fly IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) or in sub VFR (Visual Flight Rules) conditions.
A microlight pilot, other than an instructor in the course of training a student or conducting introductory flights, may not take passengers for any form of remuneration. Other than that we can pretty much fly and enjoy the freedom of flight. South Africa is a BIG country. Go and explore!
Kroon Airfield:
Kroon Airfield has excellent facilities with secure and affordable hangarage equipped with state of the art alarm systems and cameras. The airfield has a weather station and the 750-meter grass runway 11/29 is well maintained. The airfield host both the Flying club and Flight School in a beautiful thatch roof clubhouse with kitchen, braai, bar, shower and toilet facilities. The tranquil atmosphere is perfect for hosting of air events, fly-ins and any other private functions or team building sessions.
Our landing strip is 750m, excellent grass strip. Just to the South of the N4 highway to Rustenburg.
RW 11/29 (RW29 now have NO overhead power lines.)
The circuit is always to the North of the Runway, Lefthand for 11 and Righthand for 29
Freq: 124.8 (although we are South of the N4 Highway, our Circuit is to the North)
Circuit Alt: 4700ft for Trikes and 4900 for fix wings
Airfield Alt: 4330ft
Lats: 25°39’33.90?S
Longs: 28°00’00.00?E

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