Weight Shift Controlled Microlight

Weight Shift Controlled Microlights (WCM) provide a true sensory experience, with ultimate visibility and exposure to the elements. Fantastic aircraft for enjoying the wonderful skies of the Northern KZN coastline. They are the most affordable way to take to the skies and experience the feeling of open cockpit flying.

A great way to to experience being a pilot is to book an introductory flight with us to understand if you would like to pursue your WCM license.

Our Training syllabus has been formulated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). Ballito Microlight School (SACAA/0004/DTO) conducts all training and exams at the Ballito Airfield which is within the King Shaka International CTR.

The below table gives a breakdown of the requirements for the WCM license – but is noted as the minimum and in our experience, most students require substantially more time. You are also credited with time should you wish to pursue other license types (converting to WCM, PPL etc.).

Aircraft Training Type: Windlass Aquilla Trikes Z159 (503/582/912)

National Pilots LicenceWCM
Weight Shift Controlled Microlights
Minimum Age16 Years Student Pilot Licence Complete at 17 years old
Hours Required (Minimum Total)25
Hours Required (Solo)15
ExamsPrinciples of Flight
Aviation Law
Air Navigation
Aviation Meteorology
Engines & Airframes
Human Performance
Type Specific
Radio LicenceRestricted Radio
MedicalClass 4
OtherDual and Solo Nav Flights, General Skills Test