BMAA given approval to issue initial Permit to Fly certificates

The British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) has been given approval to issue Initial Permit to Fly certificates by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Permit to Fly certificates are generally issued to ex-military, kit-built and microlight aircraft that meet the appropriate airworthiness standards.

Following a change to the ANO in 2016, the CAA introduced a provision allowing the delegation of authority to other organisations to issue Initial Permits on its behalf. The BMAA becomes the first general aviation organisation to receive this approval, recognising their capability to take on the task of both assessing and issuing the initial Permit to Fly certificate.