Flying in these small aircraft allows you to experience many strong emotions if you use them for both leisure and sports purposes. Thanks to their simple and easy to use nature, it does not take long to become a real pilot.
Their affordability makes them the most accessible flying system. A micro-light is a light aircraft with a small engine that can be joined to a hang-glider or can be found in the structure of an aeroplane with fixed wings. These aircraft can be flown at any time of the day, they can transport one or two people and they are perfect for low flying.
Micro-lights have a range of around three hours, 47 horse power and they can reach speeds of 70 kilometres per hour. There is also a parachute on board.
According to the International Aeronautical Federation, micro-lights can be divided into classic models (with fixed wings and mobile aerodynamic control), pendular or trike models (with wings, a cabin and landing gear), hang-gliders with an engine, autogyro models (a tricycle with an engine and seats for the pilots hangs from the freely rotating wings) and paramotor models (the pilot and the engine are in a harness that hangs from a paraglider).
Many adventure sports companies offer micro-light flights. The Ocigirona association, which groups together leisure activity companies throughout Girona, organises flights all year round. The flights take you above the Empordà plain, the Ter River, Pals beach and Port de l’Estartit. The activity begins with a visit to the plane manufacturing workshop, followed by a flight with a pilot.