To the untrained eye, ultralight aircraft, with their small body and minimal construction can seem like a dangerous option for pilots.
There are plenty scare stories about how these seemingly flimsy planes are deathtraps that all respectable pilots should avoid.
However, many keen fliers insist that these machines don’t deserve their bad reputation as a dangerous craft. Many are keen to highlight that any blame for accidents lies with the pilot, not the plane. Continue reading
Popular Ultralight Aircraft
A microlight is a type of an aircraft designed to carry not more than two persons. Although the operating weight and speed differ depending on countries, the maximum take-off operating limit is 450kg in Europe.
There are several aircraft which qualifies as ultralights and this depends on their constructional design. In fact, with the advancement in technology, an ultra-light drone has recently been developed with a fixed wing and with a digitally stabilized HD camera. Keep on reading!
Europe’s civil drone rules
As drones evolve from military to civilian use in Europe and more so the wider world, they are soon populating the airspace and as such, rules and regulations that govern their use must be formulated to regulate them.
Drones hold the promise of handling our everyday day operations without the intervention of humans.
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Flying an Ultralight
Ultralight flying is arguably the most growing segment of aviation in Europe. This is so because of the low cost as compared to other types of aircraft.
In fact, basic ultralights such as the gliders, ultralights such as the gliders, ultralights such as the gliders, powered parachutes and trikes are quickly growing due to the popularity of aerial recreational activities as well as for sports.
Learning to fly is one of the most exciting things to do and therefore gaining good training is the key to your success as well as your safety. Keep on reading!
Apart from drones having been used before for military operations, it has revolutionized itself in recent years and is now capable of performing quite a number of tasks. The economic potential of this gadget is stunning and it is continuing to evolve.
In Europe, drone photography has really changed the face of photography immensely. It has taken photography to a whole new level and this is expected to develop further as new technologies emerge.
Both professional photographers, as well as hobbyists, are turning to drones for aerial photography and capturing those breathtaking videos and pictures from an angle beyond human reach. Some of the uses of drone photography that have revolutionized mainstream photography in Europe are as follows:
Drones in Rescue Missions
In recent years, the use of drones for commercial operations has increased significantly. Some of the areas the use of drones has been applied to involve areas as diverse as agriculture, filmmaking, land survey, delivery, drone photography just to mention but a few.
In Europe, advancements in drone/UAV technologies have increased to the degree that they can be used today as a quick response for rescue missions. In fact, some popular camera drones are being used for rescue and law enforcement today.
This has transformed the way first rescue missions and civil protection mission will operate in the future. Not only will drones help first responders in making certain decisions, but drone videos relayed back will provide rescue personnel with precise aerial perspectives of the scene of interest. Continue reading
Steps to get the pilot’s license in Europe
The use of Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV) has greatly grown in Europe and recently it has entered the civil market and hence opening a new chapter in the aviation history.
With its spontaneous growth, drones technologies are now carving a niche in the European aeronautical industry. As a result, the European commission has stepped in to develop a strategy to support the progressive growth of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). Keep on reading!