Part 103 - Microlight Aircraft - Operating Rules

This compilation of the above Civil Aviation Rule was made by the Civil Aviation Authority as a reference document to provide details of the current rule requirements. It is not the official version of the Rule and should only be used as a reference document. It does not contain the statement specifying the Rule Objective, and the Extent of Consultation.

Rule brief

Part 103 prescribes the operating rules for microlight aircraft which are additional to, or exceptions from, Part 91.

The operation of microlight aircraft will be supported by a Part 149 organisation/s which will issue certificates and ratings to microlight pilots.

Part 103 is an amendment to an earlier draft which required those supporting organisations to hold Part 103 certificates. Those certificates are allowed to run until their expiry dates before being required to be replaced by Part 149 certificates.

Part 103 therefore contains certification rules to support those existing Part 103 certificates.

As an operating rule, Part 103 does not have the detailed supporting material that requires an AC.