Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 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.
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.