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A fully CAA certified instructor with over 17 years instructing experience. Ken has also 40 years of flying under his belt, so you know you're in safe hands!

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Northern Ireland Microlights, 30 Comber Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4QP
07740 766 443
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Flight Training Restarts on 6th July

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

GOOD NEWS! The UK Government has approved the resumption of dual flight training and Experience flights for General Aviation from 4th July. The NI assembly has approved close contact business ventures from 6th July. So from 6th July for my students who have been patiently waiting to resume flying and get their licenses the wait is over. Also anyone holding a gift voucher can make a booking by calling me on 07740766443. The government has yet to publish safety advice and precautions about close contact businesses but I assume it will involve disinfecting controls and communication equipment after each flight and may involve some type of PPE. We will be complying with any and all Government advice before resuming operations.

Covid 19 Update

Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Well. Covid 19 still has Dual Flight Training on the forbidden naughty list. Various clever PPE solutions have been proffered but as yet none have Government / CAA approval for use in the General Aviation Sector. Rumours are that the CAA will be considering the problem again on 4rth July but I’m not holding my breath for a go ahead at that date. A bit of good news is that the CAA have cleared new Microlights to a much higher weight limit (600kg) so future pilots will have the option of flying some very sophisticated hotships using the Microlight licenses. Even EASA now accepts that pilots of machines up to 2000kg can maintain their licenses using a Microlight Aircraft because Microlights handle in the same way as their heavier 4 seat cousins. So Microlighting has come of age in the eyes of the CAA and its European counterpart EASA. All we need now is a solution to the Covid problem. I hope it comes before I get too bored with my own company in the cockpit.

Coronavirus Situation (Flights Suspended)

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus situation Northern Ireland Microlights is suspending Instructional and initial Trial Flights as it is impossible to achieve the required social distancing measures in an aircraft cockpit. Anyone who holds a Voucher for a Trial Flight can be assured that your vouchers will not expire and will be flown once it is safe to do so and that Government advice at that time is adhered to. Feel free to contact Ken at Northern Ireland Microlights if you have any questions. Whilst the current situation is no fun for any of us we will do our utmost to ensure that your deferred Flight Experience will be both enjoyable and safe. Ken Crompton Tel. 07740 766 443


Hi Ken,

I hope you’re keeping well!

Just wanted to let you know you can add one more to the list of Fast Jet pilots you have trained! Out of 19 students being streamed after elementary flying training, 6 of us were selected for fast jet! I definitely wouldn’t have been in that top 6 without the training you gave me back home, so many thanks once again! Still plenty of work ahead but glad it’s going in the direction I wanted!

I don’t start my next stage of training until the summer so going to put my NPPL to good use with the RAF Microlight Association in the meantime!



Ross Spence

The trial lesson was great fun, flew the entire time, thanks Ken.

Mark Smith