Aleksei Sitnikov, Russia
Changes to Section 10 „1.3 DEFINITION OF A MICROLIGHT OR PARAMOTOR AIRCRAFT“
1.3.1 A one or two seat powered aircraft whose minimum speed at Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) is less than 65 km/h, and having a MTOW of:
- 300 kg for a landplane flown solo
- 375 kg for a landplane specifically designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo in championships.
- 330 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane flown solo;
- 405 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane specifically designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo in championships.
- 450 kg for a landplane flown with two persons
- 495 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane flown with two persons
- 560 kg for an autogyro flown with two persons
Note. These definitions also apply to foot-launched Microlight and Paramotor aircraft.
1.3.2 The MTOW described in 1.3.1 (except for autogyro flown with two persons) may be increased by 5% if the aircraft is equipped with a parachute system designed to bring the entire aircraft to the ground if it is deployed.
Due to the fact that microlight aircrafts are built with different technology and meterials being more aerodynamic and having more power and speed than 20 years ago, with new instruments and equipment on board wich provide us a safer flight, and because now most of the aircrafts are over the MTOW and not participating at microlight sport competitions because of that, it is imposed to change to MTOW limit by increasing it in the existing text legislation.