Who are we

The Bucks Microlight Club (BMC) is a well established Club with 40+ members and has been operating for the last 40+ years. Club members are Pilots, who typically own their own aircraft and wish to share their enjoyment and experience of flying with others. All flying is for personal recreation and the Club does not provide any flight training. The Club welcomes new members and provides a friendly and supportive environment, for people wishing to pursue this exciting sport.

This Web Site

The purpose of this web site is to:

  • Provide visitors with information on Microlight flying
  • Provide Club contact details and membership information
  • Inform visitors we are not a Flight Training School
  • Inform visitors that membersip is not restricted to people who live in Buckinghanshire.

What Aircraft do we Fly

The club supports Microlights and Very Light Aircraft, Micolights are small but very capable aircraft that can operate from small airfields (200m Runway). Many of the members take their aircraft touring overseas; visiting France, Italy, Germany & Spain.

Flex-Wing Micorlight

Three-Axis Microlight

Where do we fly from

Club members keep their aircraft at private Farm strips and Licensed Airfields in the surrounding counties such as Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire

Oakley Airfield is Closed

Following a decision by the airfield owner to lease the site out on a long term basis to an organisation for the testing and certification of autonomous electric vehicles. The Bucks Microlight Club are sad to announce that the airfield at Oakley is now closed.

It is the end of an era, for nearly forty years the club has successfully operated microlight aircraft from the site, has organised fly ins and fly outs and seen the development of the microlight aircraft from the time when the aeroplanes were car topped or trailered into the airfield and were assembled before flying, to the sophisticated aircraft we operate today.

In particular we remember the 70th anniversary of the airfield opening in WW2 where the airfield was opened to the public a flying display was organised and a service held to remember the wartime operations from the site.

The club will continue with its meetings as and will organise flying trips etc. when Covid Restrictions allow but without a base airfield

Please do not try to fly in to Oakley Airfield as fences and structural work for its new use is to proceed shortly

The club wish to thank the airfield owners for their long standing support of the Bucks Microlight Club.

When do we meet

The Club meets once a month (First Tuesday of the month) and follows this agenda:-

  • Flying Reports - Discuss recent flights and destination
  • Safety Reports - Pilot & Aircraft safety bulletins are discussed
  • Future club events & Fly outs
  • Items "Wanted or For Sale"
  • Presentations/Lectures on Aviation
  • Opportunity to catch-up and chat about flying

Club Benefits & Resources

The membership has a wide range of skills and experience to support new comers to the club:-

  • Assistance with flight planning for UK and overseas flights
  • Members have built their own aircraft
  • Club BMAA inspector and check pilot, able to carry out permit inspections for most flex-wing and 3-axis microlights at a discounted rates to members
  • Experience of many types of Flex-wing and Three-Axis aircraft
  • Experience of Jabiru & Rotax Engines
  • Loan tools for specialist maintenance tasks
  • New pilots can fly with more experienced members to gain confidence and experience

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