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Aerochute

UK

The UK's Only CAA Approved Paratrike

BMAA

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Aerochutes safe ?

Yes. It is the safest Microlight you can fly in the UK.

 

What happens if the engine stops ?

You fly down as a parachute would and flare the canopy before landing.

 

What happens if my parachute rips ?

You can still land safely.

 

Has anyone died flying an aerochute ?

No. No serious injuriy or fatalties in 26 years of service around the globe.

 

When should I fly ?

Anytime the wind is less then 15 mph. Best times are in the morning or evening.

 

 

 

 

How fast do they fly ?

Up to 40 mph.

 

How high do they fly ?

The legal limit is 10,000 ft above mean sea level.

 

Is it fun ?

Oh Yes!. Experienced pilots seem to love flying the Aerochute.

 

Where can I get Trained?

Training takes place in the UK at Melton Mowbray Leicestershire and Boston Lincolnshire Aerodrome

 

What is the lowest altitude I can fly at ?

Legally 500 ft, or lower with permission from the property owner.Beware military aircraft at this level in the UK.  

 

How many people can the aerochute fly ?

2 persons with combined weight of 235kg (37 stone).

 

What kind of licence do I need for an Aerochute ?

You need a NPPL(M) Powered Parachute rated licence.

 

Can I fly with a passanger ?

Yes. Once you have 15 hours flying experinece with your licence, and log book signed by an instructor.

 

Can I fly if it is windy ?

Yes. Up to 15 mph.

 

What should I wear ?

Wear warm clothes or a flying suiit. No loose clothing should be worn including scarves.

 

 

 

Safety.

Flying.

How much does an Aerochutes cost ?

Please contact us for the latest prices

 

How much does a trial flights cost ?

£149 for a trial flight and this counts towards your NPPL(M) pilots licence should you continue training.   

 

How much does it cost to get a pilots licence ?

From £1000 for a conversion to £2,000 approx for an Ab initio student restricted NPPL(M) Paratrike licence. Cost depends upon application and ability.

 

 

Costs.

What Next ?

We recommend you come and have a fly in the Aerochute by booking a trial flight. If you enjoy it, we would be delighted to recommend your next steps. Including joing the BMAA and a club so that you can get good support and advice.