Petr Jonas, CZE
Section 10, 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
- 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
As far as I am aware, after the MTOW will be raised to 600kg, the 5% addition will no longer be applied, so the limit will be 600kg including the parachute system. I believe if we are raising limit for 2seaters significantly, the limit for one-seater class should not stay as it is, especially because AL1 is nowadays almost a dead class. The limit for 2seater flown solo should also go up, to allow the new types that will be certified for 600kg to be flown solo. I propose to subtract 100kg for the second seat and set the limit to 500kg.